Meet Our New Community Development Director

Meet Our New Community Development Director
Posted on 10/31/2019
Scott McCullough, the City's new Community Development Director After a national search, the City of Lenexa has hired Scott McCullough as the new Community Development Director. This senior leadership position was previously held by newly appointed City Manager Beccy Yocham. McCullough’s first day with the City of Lenexa is Nov. 4.

McCullough has served as the Planning and Development Services Director for the City of Lawrence, Kansas, since 2007. He earned both his undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Prior to his time with Lawrence, he worked for several organizations including Maricopa County in Arizona and Johnson and Miami counties in Kansas.

“We are pleased to welcome Scott to the City of Lenexa,” said City Manager Beccy Yocham. “With new investment and redevelopment happening throughout Lenexa, the Community Development Department plays a critical role in our community’s success. I have confidence that Scott will do a great job leading this team.”

In his new role, McCullough will lead a team of 42 professionals in Lenexa’s Community Development Department who are responsible for these important services:

• Building Services – Oversees building and construction-related codes, reviews plans for code compliance and conducts inspections of construction underway.

• Community Standards – Enforces property maintenance codes through inspections and responds to resident concerns, and works with the Police and Fire Departments for the residential rental licensing and inspection program.

• Customer Service – Handles daily customer service activities and helps with building and development plan applications, construction permits and licensing.

• Engineering & Construction Services – Oversees the planning, engineering design and construction of our Capital Improvement Program projects and public improvements associated with private development.

• Planning and Development – Facilitates the zoning and development review process, reviews development applications and permits and provides long-range planning for the community.

• Traffic Management – Works to provide a safe and efficient road system through traffic control devices.

• Right-of-Way – Assists residents, businesses and utility companies by managing the public rights-of-way where utility lines run.

“I’m excited to join Lenexa and help bring some big ideas to life,” said McCullough. “Lenexa has a reputation for delivering great city services and is really making its mark in the region. I can’t wait to be a part of it!”

During his time with the City of Lawrence, McCullough was instrumental in the adoption of the Farmland Master Plan, which served as the basis for the Lawrence VenturePark industrial park development. He also oversaw the expansion of the City’s rental licensing program, and more recently, the completion of the new one-stop shop for the Planning and Development Services Department at City Hall Riverfront. Over the past six years, he also led the extensive process to develop Plan 2040, a new comprehensive plan for the City of Lawrence and unincorporated Douglas County, which is currently in the adoption phase.

Published on Oct. 31, 2019