City leaders announced on Wednesday that a Community Development Director has been hired to oversee planning, zoning, economic development, code enforcement and building development functions.
Diana Wheeler, the former Community Development Director for the city of Alpharetta for the past 18 years has accepted the position.
"To have Diana oversee our Community Development as we begin our new city is like winning the lottery," said Mayor Mike Mason.
During her tenure in Alpharetta, Wheeler oversaw the creation of the city's downtown development district.
Wheeler said she was looking forward to the opportunity to building "a department from the ground up .... I'm excited about Peachtree Corners' future and thrilled to be given the chance to be a part of it."
The driving force behind cityhood was the ability to have local control over planning and zoning and land use which the city will begin providing in stages in the coming year.
"Diana Wheeler is one of the most respected community development professionals in the southeast," said Mason who added that the city's residents and businesses will benefit from her skills and experience.
Editor's note: Ms. Wheeler resigned as Alpharetta's Community Development Director on July 13, 2012. Below is a link to a story that was published in Alpharetta Patch when she announced her resignation.