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Commissioners appoint new Planning Director

A longtime member of the Livingston County Planning Department has become the county’s new planning director.

By a unanimous 9-0 vote, the Livingston County Board of Commissioners approved the appointment of Scott Barb to the position, officially taking over for Kathleen Kline-Hudson, who retired in January after 32 years with the department.

Barb is no stranger to the county’s planning efforts, having been the Principal Planner since 2006, with four years spent in planning efforts in Hartland Township before that. He has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

County Administrator Nathan Burd told commissioners that Barb is “a great communicator, which we learned firsthand as we went through the interview process and he’s

very well suited to lead this department.”

Burd said Barb was the right person to lead the department moving forward.

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