Forman named Planning Development Manager

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Anderson County recently announced that Michael Forman, AICP is the new Planning & Community Development Manager. Forman received his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

He is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). As an AICP, Mr. Forman earned distinction among his colleagues by enduring rigorous standards, enhanced his expertise through professional development, planning education, and ethics.

Forman’s career includes work in Naples, Florida, and previously with Anderson County, as its deputy director of planning prior to accepting the position of zoning administrator for Greenville County, South Carolina. Forman has successfully managed planning and environmental projects totaling over $1 million combined with federal/state funding, he served as the project leader and author for multiple overlay corridor studies, oversaw land use special purpose districts, managed long range planning and zoning, prepared the current Comprehensive Plan for Anderson County’s land use and development.

“We are very happy to welcome Michael back to Anderson County; he brings a high level of professionalism to the position,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “I am confident that his experience in planning and development, his academic background, and professional associations will give momentum to the County’s growth while enhancing our position for future economic development in the Upstate.”