The City of Destin proclaimed October 2013 to be Community Planning Month at its Oct. 7 meeting. Mayor Sam Seevers presented a proclamation on behalf of the city council to Community Development Director Ken Gallander during the meeting.
The proclamation recognized that change is constant and affects all cities, towns, suburbs, counties, boroughs, townships, rural areas, and other places, and community planning can help manage this change in a way that provides better choices for how people work and live.
Further, community planning provides an opportunity for all residents to be meaningfully involved in making choices that determine the future of their community.
The month of October is designated as National Community Planning Month throughout the United States of America and its territories, and the American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, endorse National Community Planning Month as an opportunity to highlight the contributions that sound planning and plan implementation make to the quality of our communities.