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New City of Clovis Planning and Development Services Director Named

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The City of Clovis is pleased to announce the appointment of Renee Mathis to the position of Planning and Development Services Director. Ms. Mathis has more than 20 years of experience working in the department. She has served as the Assistant Director since 2018, and as the Interim Director since the retirement of Dwight Kroll in July of 2020.

In her new role, Ms. Mathis will oversee a staff of 65 employees who work in the areas of planning, engineering and building inspection. The Planning and Development Services Department is responsible for implementing the Clovis General Plan. The department is also responsible for all land use planning for future development, and ensuring that future development adheres to city, state and federal codes.

City Manager Luke Serpa said, “Renee is the perfect person to tackle the many challenges and opportunities facing our growing city. Her extensive skillset and solid relationships with employees and community leaders make her the right choice to lead the department during this exciting time in our city’s history.”

This appointment comes after an extensive nationwide recruitment effort and is effective December 1, 2020, subject to City Council confirmation, which is expected to take place during the December 7, 2020 City Council Meeting.