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☷ Williamsburg Virginia - City of Williamsburg Announces New Planning  and Codes Compliance Director

☷ Williamsburg Virginia - City of Williamsburg Announces New Planning and Codes Compliance Director

Williamsburg , state Virginia
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   City Manager Andrew O . Trivette announces the appointment of Tevya Griffin as Director of Planning and Codes Compliance , effective May 16 , 2022 .  
   Griffin , the current Director of Development in the City of Hopewell , Virginia , was chosen after a nationwide recruitment and selection process . She succeeds Carolyn Murphy , who retired in December 2021 .
   A certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners ( AICP ) and a member of the American Planning Association , Griffin has served as Hopewell’s Director of Development since 2013 . In this role , Griffin supervises the Planning and Zoning staff , the Building and Code Enforcement inspectors , and the GIS administrator . She is also the city’s zoning administrator and flood plain manager .  
   Her career with Hopewell began in 2004 as the Housing & Grants Administrator . In 2006 , Griffin became the city’s planner . Prior to Hopewell , she began her work in local government as the Long Range Planner for Isle of Wight County .  
   “Tevya will be an excellent addition to the Williamsburg team , ” City Manager Andrew O . Trivette said . “The community and our organization will benefit from the enthusiasm and initiative that she has demonstrated during her successful career in the field of planning and community building . ”
   As the Director of Planning and Codes Compliance for the City of Williamsburg , Griffin will prepare and update the Comprehensive Plan , the Zoning Ordinance , Subdivision Ordinance , and related documents; manage staff and relationships with Planning Commission , Board of Zoning Appeals , and the Architectural Review Board; act as liaison to the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority , Hampton Roads Planning District Commission , and other various boards and committees; serve on the City of Williamsburg’s leadership team; and oversee all department functions for both Planning and Codes Compliance .
   Griffin holds a bachelor’s degree in public and urban affairs from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in community planning from the University of Maryland .  
   “I am honored to join the talented and dedicated team of employees in the City of Williamsburg , ” Griffin said . “The City is a beautiful community where it is evident that great care , planning , and innovation has been adopted to create a quality of life that is admired . I am excited to continue this legacy and to courageously lead planning efforts that are innovative and engaging . ”
   

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