BRANSON, Mo – Mark Colussy (ka-loo-see) has been hired as the city’s Director of Planning & Development, effective March 27, 2023.
The Director of Planning & Development reports to the City Administrator and leads the efforts to develop and implement policies, procedures, and protocols related to zoning code administration, the planning, development, administration and implementation of a comprehensive urban planning program for the City.
“Mark joins several other recent hires and promotions to the city’s director-level leadership team at the City. This is part of our planning for Branson’s future and to set Branson up for success. He will fit right in to bring new energy to continue to grow our City in a positive direction,” said Branson Mayor, Larry Milton.
Colussy follows Acting Planning Director, Michael Woods, who has been promoted to Public Works/Engineering Director.
“We had several qualified candidates but Mark stood out because of his experience, dynamic leadership skills, and creativity. We welcome him to the team and are excited to see what he can accomplish,” said City Administrator Cathy Stepp.
Before coming to Branson, Colussy was the Planning Director for Central Pennsylvania’s Mifflin County for three years and for Huntingdon County for nearly eight years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Geography with a concentration in Urban and Regional Development from the Pennsylvania State University.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of city that has the history and reputation as a world-class destination that Branson does. It is already on a positive trajectory and I hope to contribute to that momentum to make Branson the best it can be for its residents, community members, and guests,” said Colussy.