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Posted on: December 28, 2018

City of Lakeland Hires Planning Director

LAKELAND, Tennessee (December 28, 2018) – The City of Lakeland announced today that Forrest Owens has been selected to fill the position of Planning Director for the City of Lakeland, effective January 7, 2019.

Forrest has a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Memphis. His work career includes ten years in the Planning Department with the City of Germantown, including five years as their Planning Director. He most recently worked with ETI Corporation in Memphis as their Planning Director. Forrest currently serves an Alderman for the City of Germantown.

“We are excited for the opportunity to bring Forrest onboard in this critical position. The City of Lakeland has some exciting developments planned with the Lake District and Lakeland Commons along with a number of high quality housing developments,” said City Manager Shane Horn.

Forrest may be reached at (901) 867-5401 or

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