Ryan Smith

Planning Department
Title: Community Development Planner
Phone: 989-837-3379
Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith came to the City from Bay County government, where he most recently served as the Bay City Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) director. A transportation manager and GIS manager by trade, Smith’s experience includes drafting transportation planning documents, community stakeholder coordination, and geographic data analysis. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Central Michigan University with a concentration in GIS, sustainability, and environmental policy.   

Smith’s responsibilities iinclude assisting with the City Modern Master Plan update, conducting departmental staff reviews for site plans and other new developments, and working with the City Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Housing Commission.


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