“After a comprehensive three-month recruitment and interview process with over 65 applicants nationwide, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Peter Wysocki will be joining us as Planning and Community Development Director for the city of Colorado Springs on December 17, 2013, pending successful confirmation by City Council on November 27,” Chief of Staff Laura Neumann wrote in a memo dated Wednesday.
“We’re thrilled to have Peter on board pending council’s approval,” Neumann said.
Wysocki is currently the director of the Planning and Development Services Department in Round Rock, Texas, a job he has held for the past two years.
“One of Peter’s primary focuses in his career has been to improve the customer experience and streamline the development review process in planning agencies,” Neumann wrote in the memo.
“In his words, ‘I’ve adopted a big-picture and real-world philosophy on planning and community development issues. I”m results-oriented with high expectations,’” Neumann wrote.
According to the memo, Wysocki has 18 years of “progressively responsible experience in planning and development,” including more than 11 years as a community development director.
Wysocki has a bachelor of science degree in urban and regional planning from California Polytechnic University and a certificate of professional development in public management from the University of Nevada, Reno, according to the memo.
“He is affiliated with numerous professional associations and has earned several awards,” the memo states.
Wysocki and his wife, Amy, have two young sons and look forward to relocating to Colorado Springs, the memo states.
Wysocki did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
The city’s planning director position had been held on an interim basis by Kyle Campbell.