Uche Echeozo

 
Planning & Economic Development
Title: Planning and Economic Development Director
Uche Echeozo


Uche Echeozo was appointed Director for Community Planning and Economic Development in February 2018. As director, he is responsible for the City's economic development program and redevelopment activities, including efforts focused on the retention and expansion of existing businesses as well as efforts to bring targeted businesses to the City. He also serves as the planning director responsible for the planning and implementation of the City's emerging long range comprehensive plan, including the administration of the zoning ordinance and reviewing plans for development.

After his bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning, Mr. Echeozo began his career in planning as a town planner and rose to a consultant in planning and architecture in November 1990. He managed a small firm in Lagos, Nigeria for sixteen years until 2006 when he relocated to England, working initially as a Development Control Officer for Eden District Council. He later became a planning director for Raymond-Schortz UK Ltd in December 2008, providing planning services to Local Authority including the Royal Borough of Hackney in London. He moved to the US in 2013 and has worked in various capacities until his current appointment. Mr. Echeozo is an expert in urban regeneration with emphasis in downtown revitalization; a brilliant communicator with a passion for customer care and performance management.

Education:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), Texas A&M University San Antonio
- M.Sc in Urban and Regional Planning, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh United Kingdom
- Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nigeria.

Professional Memberships
- American Planning Association
- Royal Town Planning Institute London
- Town Planners' Registration Council (TOPREC)
- Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
- Institute of Directors
- Rotary International

Personal
Mr. Echeozo and his wife - Chinenye have 4 lovely children. He enjoys quality time with his family and spends his free time watching movies and playing chess. He is also substantially engaged in his local Catholic church where he teaches the faith. He promotes healthy relationships as they relate to marriage and family life. 

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