Master-planned city Peachtree City welcomes a new Director of Planning and Development. Interim City Manager Jon Rorie announced that Michael Warrix of Brownsville, Texas, would be heading up the department beginning July 20.
Warrix has 30 years of experience in public sector planning agencies and private sector civil and environmental engineering firms. He comes to Peachtree City from Brownsville, Texas, where he served the community’s 200,000 residents as Director of Planning and Zoning.
Warrix has also served as Planning and Community Development Director for MSE of Kentucky, a municipal engineering, architecture and planning firm based in Lexington, and as Vice President of Planning and Community Development with Keck & Wood, Inc., a civil environmental engineering firm in Duluth, Georgia.
Warrix’s public sector experience includes working as an Assistant Planner for Greenville, South Carolina; Community Development Planner in Berea, Kentucky; Effingham County Coordinator for the Coastal Area Planning & Development Commission; and Staff Planner with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography with a specialization in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Kentucky.
Rorie welcomed Warrix, saying, “We have seen a dramatic increase in projects this past year, and Michael’s range of experience at the local, regional, and state level will be a valuable asset to the department.”