Greenville hires new city planner

Greenville – The City of Greenville has hired Lance Estep as its new City Planner, according to a release issued Wednesday.

Estep currently serves as an Urban Planner for Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., in Raleigh, North Carolina. He's expected to begin his duties on August 17.

Assistant City Manager John Adel believes Estep not only has great professional qualifications, but he is a sharp, friendly and positive.

Estep holds a Bachelor's Degree in Geography and Economics from East Tennessee State
University, where he also received his Master's Degree in Public Administration, with a
concentration in Urban and Regional Planning. Previous positions held by Estep include Transportation Planner for the County of Greenville, South Carolina and City Planner for the City of Georgetown, Kentucky.

Estep and his wife Erin will be relocating to Greenville.

Just last week, the City of Commerce announced its city planner, Janet McPherson, would be stepping down from the post sometime next month. McPherson has accepted a new position with Royse City. It is unclear if Commerce will immediately attempt to fill the post and/or when the search will begin.