[IowaAPA] Department Renaming

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Leanne A. Harter

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#1
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<mailto:lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com>
Story County Website: www.storycounty.com<http://www.storycounty.com>

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ppoorman@aol.com

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#2
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.





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From: Leanne A. Harter <lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com>
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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


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Rich Russell

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#3
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

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Leanne A. Harter

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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<mailto:lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com>
Story County Website: www.storycounty.com<http://www.storycounty.com>

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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<mailto: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<mailto:lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com>
Story County Website: www.storycounty.com<http://www.storycounty.com>
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Michelle Spohnheimer

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#5
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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Rich Russell

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#6
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.
 
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Laura Carstens

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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
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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<mailto:lharter (AT) storycounty (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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