Project Team

Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC)

Kenneth Deppish
Steele Wright
Kathleen Belanger
Chad Huckaby
Mable Cannings
Carrie Charley
Michara Delaney-Fields
Juan Gonzalez
Nicole Ivancic
Paul Jackson
Jerron Kegler
Larry King
Brad Maule
Denise McDonald
James Montoya
Ed Pool
Sydney Register
Kurt Sutton
Merilyn Walton

Downtown Plan Advisory Committee (DTAC)

Miles McCall
Greg Williams
Roy Boldon
John Anderson
Jay Anderson
Perky Beisel
Brandi Cartwright
Laura Culpepper
Amelia Fischer
Anne Keenhen
G. W. Neal
Ramsey Parr
Suzanne Patterson
Chay Runnels
Evelyn Sauceda
Betty Shinn
Mario Torres


Alaina Helton, AICP, CNU-A, CPM
City Planner & Director of Planning & Neighborhood Services
Project Manager, Comprehensive Plan

Jessica Sowell
Community Services Assistant Director
Project Manager, Downtown Master Plan

Consultant Team

The consultant team, led by DTJ Design, will work closely with City Staff and community representatives during the planning process. DTJ has assembled a project team, specific to Nacogdoches, with key specialists to support the process.

DTJ Design provides architecture, planning and landscape architecture services by following an integrated and collaborative planning/design philosophy. As the project prime, DTJ Design’s approach is proactive collaboration between all role players and focusing on the integration of all disciplines associated with the project.
Catalyst Commercial will support the economic development strategy and policies to strengthen downtown, neighborhoods, and growth areas of the City.
CivicBrand will lead all project branding and communications as well as public engagement efforts ensuring a comprehensive and equitable approach to public engagement.
KSA Engineers will support the overall planning effort with analysis of utility infrastructure needs including water/wastewater treatment facilities, water distribution and wastewater collection facilities, and stormwater drainage and conveyance facilities.
Lee Engineering will focus on mobility related issues including roadway, pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Plans will be developed to address existing deficiencies and to support future development plans and comprehensive plan goals.
Livable Plans and Codes will support DTJ on its core planning tasks for Downtown and the I-69 Corridor with a special focus on implementation through a balanced zoning and regulatory strategy.
TwoFifteen Consulting, a local engineering and surveying consulting firm, will provide input on each plan’s engineering-related content. Having been born and raised in Nacogdoches, Principal Michael Delaney provides an unparalleled local understanding of the city and institutional knowledge that goes back many years.

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