- Myrtle Beach US-SC
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During his +30-year professional career, Greg Lipscomb has served both public- and private-sector clients as a full-time employee and/or contractual planning consultant. He is a practicing New Urbanist who subscribes to the notion that the most attractive, memorable, successful and sustainable communities are built one neighbor at a time. Lipscomb has over 15 years of experience in the public-sector; writing and administering land development regulations, state and federal grants, comprehensive and strategic plans for community and economic development programs. He specializes in affecting exceptional organizational outcomes and developing process efficiencies that result in enhanced customer service and/or profitability. In 1998, Greg completed the development of a comprehensive community and economic development strategy for a depressed region of Appalachia. Fifteen municipalities and countless unincorporated communities worked together for 2 years to conceptualize, develop and adopt a detailed Action Plan for economic revitalization. The Upper Kanawha Valley of Kanawha and Fayette counties, West Virginia was one of 20 Federal Enterprise Communities selected for 10-year funding totaling over $400 million. EZ/EC Grant Program Managers were invited to dinner at the White House with President Clinton and Vice President Gore. Of special concern to Mr. Lipscomb are the rapidly growing populations of homeless, low-income households, and elderly. To address these pressing community needs, Greg has voluntarily worked to develop new emergency shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence, expand public housing programs, organize local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Inc., construct new senior centers; plan, design and fund elderly housing projects. Nationally accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Greg is an active member of several local, state, and national professional, service and advocacy organizations.