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Former Planning Director Honored

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham was in attendance at the American Planning Association Alabama Chapter (ALAAPA) meetings on February 16 in Mobile for the honoring of its longtime planning director. Bill Foisy was the 2012 recipient of the Richard L. Platt Career Achievement Award. This award is named in memory of Richard L. Platt, former Northport Director of Planning, and recognizes a person who has provided outstanding contributions to the planning profession and who is near or at retirement in his/her career.

ALAAPA is a non-profit public interest and research organization dedicated to urban, suburban, regional and rural planning. Membership is made up of planners at all government levels, private consultants, local planning board members, landscape architects, environmental scientists, lawyers, professors, students and other professionals dedicated to sound planning principles. The award was presented during the ALAAPA annual luncheon which was attended by planners and elected officials from all over the state.

Foisy's career spanned 37 years and included the creation of countless projects and plans. His involvement included the early discussions of Corridor X/I-22, the creation of I-459 and spearheading the development of and funding for CLASTRAN. He and his wife, Sue, relocated to Red Lodge, Montana in early 2011. The RPCGB congratulates Bill on this well-deserved acknowledgment!