The Planning Services division develops long-range and special area plans to ensure that Salisbury’s citizens have more access to the things they value and administers a number of important local, state, and federal programs for homes, the environment, infrastructure, and the local economy. We strive to strengthen Salisbury’s quality of life and to ensure that our community’s current and future needs can be supported.
Our team works every day to accomplish these goals by closely tracking and responding to local and regional economic/demographic trends, by staying up-to-date on best practices in urban design and city planning, and by listening to the everyday concerns of citizens and business owners who wish to make Salisbury stronger.
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Janet Gapen has been with the City of Salisbury since 2003, where she has served in various long-range planning roles before becoming Planning Director. In her current role she is focused on coordinating department staff, budget, and grant resources to accomplish the city's goals related to growth, redevelopment and quality of life. Janet’s other initiatives include downtown development, historic preservation, and housing and neighborhood planning.
Janet received a B.A. in Urban Planning & Regional Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the City Managers Leadership Academy (CMLA). Professional affiliations include membership in the American Planning Association (APA) and the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association.
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Kyle Harris works on long-range and special area planning for the City, helps administer a number of federal, state, and local programs, and partners with citizens and stakeholders on economic development and neighborhood revitalization projects. Kyle holds a bachelor's degree in public policy from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a minor in city and regional planning. At Chapel Hill, Kyle became interested in the nexus between humans and the built environment. He aspires to build better, more equitable places where everyone can achieve his or her potential.
URBAN DESIGN PLANNER
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Alyssa Nelson works on long-range design projects for the City. She is the staff liaison to the Community Appearance Commission, Public Art Committee, and the Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial Project Committee.
Alyssa received her master's degree in architecture and master's in urban design from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also holds a bachelor's degree with high honors in both education and art from Franklin Pierce University where her focus was on studio art and painting.
SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
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Diana Moghrabi has worked with the City of Salisbury since 2004, serving boards and commissions as secretary in the long-range planning division. She has been involved in many projects, including the CAC Neighborhoods and Education Committee, Blockwork, and Landscape of the Month. Diana is a former business manager for Piedmont Players Theatre and has taught Office Systems Technology courses at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College for ten years as an adjunct instructor.