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Kudos are in order for one town of Farragut longtime staffer.

Recently Ruth Hawk, Town community development director, was selected as “Tennessee Planner of the Year” by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association.

TAPA officials noted that Ruth began her 14 year tenure in 1994, and has dealt with many challenges associated with a small new town, including a population growth of 13,000 to 21,000 people.

Farragut’s Planning Commission Chairman, Robert “Bob” Hill, is credited with nominating Hawk for this award for her outstanding service and guidance to the community, stating: “She has been instrumental in modifying the Planning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations to accommodate the Town’s intensive commercial and residential developments.” Hill praised Ruth for her “competence, experience, philosophy and dedication to good planning.”


Some of Ruth’s milestone accomplishments in Farragut include:

• The development of an open space residential overlay district that promotes conservation design.

• The development of a Town Center District with the specific intent of creating a pedestrian oriented mixed use downtown.

• And finally, providing for the inclusion of pedestrian ways in the major thoroughfare system.

Congratulations Ruth.

 

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