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  1. #1
    Leanne A. Harter
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    [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    Have any of you been involved in a process to rename a planning department (or any department for that matter)? What were some of the steps, and what would you suggest to do and not do? Our Board of Supervisors has directed us to look into different options for a new name for our department. Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

    Leanne Lawrie Harter - AICP, CFM
    Director
    Story County Planning and Zoning Department
    900 6th Street
    Nevada, Iowa 50201
    515-382-7245
    lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com<m...unty (DOT) com>
    Story County Website: www.storycounty.com<http://www.storycounty.com>

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  2. #2
    ppoorman@aol.com
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    Re: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    I'll bet it is like street naming, as soon as the names are submitted they won't be liked and there will be long discussions of why this and why not that, and maybe even name calling about why this process isn't easier. I would think up some names, have a public hearing, and then whatever is finalized (maybe three or four names to be voted on by the Supervisors) expect it to be changed.





    -----Original Message-----
    From: Leanne A. Harter <lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com>
    To: IowaCOZO <IowaCOZO (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com>; 'IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com' <IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com>
    Sent: Wed, Feb 16, 2011 2:09 pm
    Subject: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming






    Have any of you been involved in a process to rename a planning department (or any department for that matter)? What were some of the steps, and what would you suggest to do and not do? Our Board of Supervisors has directed us to look into different options for a new name for our department. Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Leanne


    Leanne Lawrie Harter - AICP, CFM

    Director

    Story County Planning and Zoning Department

    900 6th Street

    Nevada, Iowa 50201

    515-382-7245

    lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com

    Story County Website: www.storycounty.com


    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information provided in this e-mail message, along with any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, US CC.2510-2521 as well as other State and Federal laws. If you have received this e-mail in error, please contact me at the above phone number or e-mail address immediately. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that distribution, retention, dissemination, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

  3. #3
    Rich Russell
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    Re: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    Story County Development Services Dept?



    Rich Russell, AICP
    Building Services Manager
    City of Dubuque
    50 West 13th Street
    Dubuque, IA 52002-2686
    Phone: 563 589-4152
    Fax: 563 690-6687
    Cell: 563 599-1576
    E-Mail: rrussell (AT) cityofdubuque (DOT) org
    Website: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/buildingservices

    >>> "Leanne A. Harter" <lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com> 02/16/2011 2:09 PM >>>


    Have any of you been involved in a process to rename a planning department (or any department for that matter)? What were some of the steps, and what would you suggest to do and not do? Our Board of Supervisors has directed us to look into different options for a new name for our department. Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

    Leanne Lawrie Harter - AICP, CFM
    Director
    Story County Planning and Zoning Department
    900 6th Street
    Nevada, Iowa 50201
    515-382-7245
    lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com
    Story County Website: www.storycounty.com

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information provided in this e-mail message, along with any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, US CC.2510-2521 as well as other State and Federal laws. If you have received this e-mail in error, please contact me at the above phone number or e-mail address immediately. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that distribution, retention, dissemination, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

  4. #4
    Leanne A. Harter
    Guest

    RE: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    I like that Rich!
    One Story County employee (not in our department) has offered up: Story County Agricultural, Residential & Economic Conditions and Regional Office of Wetlands, Managing Rural Services, Keeping In-step with Natural Growth: aka SCARECROW & MRS KING

    Leanne Lawrie Harter - AICP, CFM
    Director
    Story County Planning and Zoning Department
    900 6th Street
    Nevada, Iowa 50201
    515-382-7245
    lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com<m...unty (DOT) com>
    Story County Website: www.storycounty.com<http://www.storycounty.com>

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information provided in this e-mail message, along with any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, US CC.2510-2521 as well as other State and Federal laws. If you have received this e-mail in error, please contact me at the above phone number or e-mail address immediately. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that distribution, retention, dissemination, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Rich Russell
    Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:30 PM
    To: 'IowaAPA@
    Subject: Re: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    Story County Development Services Dept?

    Rich Russell, AICP
    Building Services Manager
    City of Dubuque
    50 West 13th Street
    Dubuque, IA 52002-2686
    Phone: 563 589-4152
    Fax: 563 690-6687
    Cell: 563 599-1576
    E-Mail: rrussell (AT) cityofdubuque (DOT) or...uque (DOT) org>
    Website: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/buildingservices

    >>> "Leanne A. Harter" <lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com> 02/16/2011 2:09 PM >>>


    Have any of you been involved in a process to rename a planning department (or any department for that matter)? What were some of the steps, and what would you suggest to do and not do? Our Board of Supervisors has directed us to look into different options for a new name for our department. Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Leanne
    Leanne Lawrie Harter - AICP, CFM
    Director
    Story County Planning and Zoning Department
    900 6th Street
    Nevada, Iowa 50201
    515-382-7245
    lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com<m...unty (DOT) com>
    Story County Website: www.storycounty.com<http://www.storycounty.com>
    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information provided in this e-mail message, along with any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, US CC.2510-2521 as well as other State and Federal laws. If you have received this e-mail in error, please contact me at the above phone number or e-mail address immediately. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that distribution, retention, dissemination, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

  5. #5
    Michelle Spohnheimer
    Guest

    RE: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    We renamed when our department was restructured to include additional responsibilities we went from Housing/Zoning to Housing & Community Development. We did not really go through any formal process we just began changing things as they came up such as letterhead, website, etc. It took a few years to completely transition but it has worked out pretty well.



    Please note our new office address and office hours.

    Michelle Spohnheimer
    Housing & Community Development Director
    City of Marshalltown
    36 N. Center Street
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    Ph. 641-754-5756
    Fax. 641-754-5742
    mspohnheimer (AT) ci (DOT) marshalltown.ia.us
    Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM M-F


    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Leanne A. Harter
    Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:09 PM
    To: IowaCOZO (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com; 'IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com'
    Subject: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming





    Have any of you been involved in a process to rename a planning department (or any department for that matter)? What were some of the steps, and what would you suggest to do and not do? Our Board of Supervisors has directed us to look into different options for a new name for our department. Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated!



    Thanks,
    Leanne



    Leanne Lawrie Harter - AICP, CFM

    Director


    Story County Planning and Zoning Department


    900 6th Street


    Nevada, Iowa 50201


    515-382-7245


    <mailto:lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com>lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com


    Story County Website: <http://www.storycounty.com>www.storycounty.com




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  6. #6
    Rich Russell
    Guest

    RE: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    Yes, I totally dropped the ball on the acronym angle!



    Rich Russell, AICP
    Building Services Manager
    City of Dubuque
    50 West 13th Street
    Dubuque, IA 52002-2686
    Phone: 563 589-4152
    Fax: 563 690-6687
    Cell: 563 599-1576
    E-Mail: rrussell (AT) cityofdubuque (DOT) org
    Website: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/buildingservices

    >>> "Leanne A. Harter" <lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com> 02/16/2011 2:31 PM >>>


    I like that Rich!
    One Story County employee (not in our department) has offered up: Story County Agricultural, Residential & Economic Conditions and Regional Office of Wetlands, Managing Rural Services, Keeping In-step with Natural Growth: aka SCARECROW & MRS KING

    Leanne Lawrie Harter - AICP, CFM
    Director
    Story County Planning and Zoning Department
    900 6th Street
    Nevada, Iowa 50201
    515-382-7245
    lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com
    Story County Website: www.storycounty.com

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information provided in this e-mail message, along with any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, US CC.2510-2521 as well as other State and Federal laws. If you have received this e-mail in error, please contact me at the above phone number or e-mail address immediately. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that distribution, retention, dissemination, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Rich Russell
    Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:30 PM
    To: 'IowaAPA@
    Subject: Re: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    Story County Development Services Dept?

    Rich Russell, AICP
    Building Services Manager
    City of Dubuque
    50 West 13th Street
    Dubuque, IA 52002-2686
    Phone: 563 589-4152
    Fax: 563 690-6687
    Cell: 563 599-1576
    E-Mail: rrussell (AT) cityofdubuque (DOT) org
    Website: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/buildingservices

    >>> "Leanne A. Harter" <lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com> 02/16/2011 2:09 PM >>>


    Have any of you been involved in a process to rename a planning department (or any department for that matter)? What were some of the steps, and what would you suggest to do and not do? Our Board of Supervisors has directed us to look into different options for a new name for our department. Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Leanne
    Leanne Lawrie Harter - AICP, CFM
    Director
    Story County Planning and Zoning Department
    900 6th Street
    Nevada, Iowa 50201
    515-382-7245
    lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com
    Story County Website: www.storycounty.com
    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information provided in this e-mail message, along with any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, US CC.2510-2521 as well as other State and Federal laws. If you have received this e-mail in error, please contact me at the above phone number or e-mail address immediately. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that distribution, retention, dissemination, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

  7. #7
    Laura Carstens
    Guest

    Re: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    Leanne

    In the late 1980s the City of Dubuque reorganzed and renamed several departments to include the word "Services" to reflect our roles in and commitment to public service.

    I don't know if there was much if any public input in the name changes. I think these changes were made administratively by the City Manager with Departmental input, and 9ity Council approval.

    I suggest you review all the services and activities that your department is responsible for, and then look for a name that encompasses these in a general, broad context.

    For example, Story County Development Services as Rich Russell suggested would include zoning, subdivision, and site design review; code enforcement; floodplain management; building, zoning, well and septic system permits, etc.

    Laura Carstens
    Planning Services Department
    City of Dubuque
    -----Original Message-----
    From: "Leanne A. Harter" <lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com>
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com <IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com>
    To: IowaCOZO (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com <IowaCOZO (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com>

    Sent: 2/16/2011 2:09:15 PM
    Subject: [IowaAPA] Department Renaming

    Have any of you been involved in a process to rename a planning department (or any department for that matter)? What were some of the steps, and what would you suggest to do and not do? Our Board of Supervisors has directed us to look into different options for a new name for our department. Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

    Leanne Lawrie Harter - AICP, CFM
    Director
    Story County Planning and Zoning Department
    900 6th Street
    Nevada, Iowa 50201
    515-382-7245
    lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com<m...unty (DOT) com>
    Story County Website: www.storycounty.com<http://www.storycounty.com>

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information provided in this e-mail message, along with any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, US CC.2510-2521 as well as other State and Federal laws. If you have received this e-mail in error, please contact me at the above phone number or e-mail address immediately. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that distribution, retention, dissemination, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

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