The Town of Harrisburg is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mr. Sushil Nepal to the position of Planning and Economic Development Director, effective Monday, October 1, 2018. In this role, Sushil will direct and facilitate long-range planning and economic development efforts for the Town. He will be responsible for managing staff activities within the Planning and Economic Development Department.
“Sushil brings more than 11 years of progressive experience in the field of urban planning, place making and community engagement at a local level,” Town Manager Haynes Brigman said. “We are excited to bring him onboard and eager to put his skills to work for us.”
Prior to joining the Town, Sushil was the Principal Planner for the Town of Huntersville, North Carolina, where he was responsible for strategic and long-range planning efforts. In recent years, Sushil has also worked as Project Manager and Long-Range Planning Coordinator at local and regional governments.
“I am excited by the opportunity to lead the Town’s Planning and Economic Development efforts and be part of a great staff,” Nepal said. “Harrisburg is experiencing tremendous growth in recent years. I can’t wait to work with Town leadership, staff and residents to facilitate and manage future development that maintains and enhances the quality of life of our residents.”
Sushil earned his Master of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from The University of Iowa. He also holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Management from Pokhara University in Nepal (abroad). He has an “American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)” Certification through American Planning Association (APA). He is an active member of APA and Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is involved with community service, serving both local and national nonprofits.
Sushil was born and raised in Nepal, moved to the United States for higher education in 2005 and attended The University of Iowa. He and his wife, Jyoti, have a 16-month-old daughter, Mayra. He enjoys being with family and friends and traveling.
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