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Community planner David M. Jirousek has over a decade of experience on the municipal, county, and regional levels. Mr. Jirousek received his Master's in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati's APA-accredited program in 2003. After graduation, he accepted a position as Regional Planner with South Carolina's Lowcountry Council of Governments, where he successfully managed a variety of projects, including public transit and land use plans. In 2006, Mr. Jirousek became a Long Range and Special Projects Planner with the Town of Bluffton, South Carolina; he was promoted to Senior Planner in 2007. In 2008, David M. Jirousek advanced to the county planning level, assuming the role of Director of Planning and Building Services for Jasper County, South Carolina. In this role, he managed over $2.6 million in capital projects. Mr. Jirousek recently founded Horizon Planning and Consulting, LLC, where he applies his background in land use and planning as the owner and Principal Planner.

Work experience

Jan 2012Present


Horizon Planning and Consulting, LLC

Principal Planner overseeing functions and services of a land use consulting firm.

General land use and planning consulting, including but not limited to: long range planning, zoning, on-call services, peer review, due diligence, plan review, site investigation, and project management.

Aug 2008Dec 2012

Director of Planning and Building Services

Jasper County

Responsible for all administrative, management and financial duties of a Planning and Building Services Department and several outsourced services.

Managed over $2.6 million of capital projects; facilitated the planning process for adoption of a major stormwater runoff quality and volume ordinance and design manual for low impact development; managed the Point South Interchange Improvement Plan.

Jan 2006Aug 2008

Senior Planner

Town of Bluffton

Senior level planning and development functions of a municipal government.

Project manager for the 2007 Town of Bluffton Comprehensive Plan.

Jul 2003Jan 2006

Regional Planner

Lowcountry Council of Governments

Managed local and regional planning efforts.

Project Manager for the 2004 Lowcountry Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.


Sep 2003Jun 2011


Unversity of Cincinnati
Aug 1997May 2001


Allegheny College

Four year letteman, cross county, indoor track, track.