Mayor appoints Jeffrey K. Smith to Hammond Planning & Zoning Commission

In June, 2016, Mayor Pete Panepinto appointed Jeffrey K. Smith, AIA to the Hammond Planning and Zoning Commission. For the past 30 years, Mr. Smith has been involved in the community in various roles including Past Chairman of the Hammond Historic District, Member of the Downtown Development District (where he established the Design Committee to oversee new construction in the District) as well as involvement in other civic group activities. Most recently Mr. Smith served as the Chairman of the new Hammond Comprehensive Master Plan, completed in June, 2011. Subsequently, the City of Hammond created the new Unified Development Code in 2014 which the current Planning and Zoning Commission utilizes in the Hammond community. Mr. Smith is honored to accept this appointment and will endeavor to provide guidance to the City of Hammond to help the community grow in an organized fashion in adherence to the Comprehensive Master Plan. The Planning Committee came up with the following vision statement: “The City of Hammond’s vision is to continue its role as an expanding regional hub of economic, transportation, higher education, and cultural activity, while growing in a sustainable manner that respects our history, enhances our quality of life, and creates a stronger more complete community for all residents, while maintaining our City’s character and appeal.”