Nana Kusi Appiah (MCRP 2007 Community & Regional Planning), AICP, has joined the City of Mesa, Arizona, as its planning director. He previously served as the development services manager for Adams County, Colorado; city planner and planning supervisor for Denton, Texas; and staff planner in Polk County, Florida.
Appiah has diverse educational and practical experience in community and regional planning, organization change management, program evaluation, public participation strategies, and strategic planning and management. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, a Master of Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State and a PhD in public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has completed the Executive Education Program in Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
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