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Higher Ed Alumna Appointed to Tenn. Regional Planning Commission

by UM School of Education on February 22, 2018

SOE Higher Education Alumna Amanda Walker (BA 01, MA 10) was recently appointed to the Tennessee Regional Planning Commission for the Clarksville-Montgomery County region, reports Austin Peay State University.

Walker, who was nominated for the position by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillian, currently serves as director of career services at Austin Peay and previously served as a recruiting coordinator the UM’s Career Center. During her tenure at Ole Miss, Walker also served as Staff Council president.

She will serve a four-year term on the commission and provide leadership in the economic and physical development of the Clarksville-Montgomery County region.

“This commission appointment allows me the opportunity to provide oversight for the regional growth while following zoning and ordinance regulations in accordance with the our regional growth model,” Walker said.  “At the end of the day, the Tennessee Regional Planning Commission wants to make sure any future developments are in the best interest of our citizens, our community, and our economy. It is a honor to serve, not only my home State of Tennessee, but also to serve the place I now call home, Clarksville, Tennessee.”

Walker also serves as director of membership for the Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers, vice president on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Area Career Fair Consortium and as higher educational consultant for the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers and the National Association of Colleges and Employers.