Greg Thomas has served as a public sector planner in Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee for thirty years. His work has spanned a range of planning areas including land use and zoning, housing and community development, economic development, and transportation. Experienced in the changes in planning functions that come with community growth, Greg has led in beginning of two local Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, and in the beginning of a Metropolitan Transportation Organization (MPO) for transportation planning. As planning director in Cleveland, Tennessee, Greg has led the community in the BCC2035 Strategic Plan process and in the development of a new comprehensive plan. Greg also serves as the MPO Coordinator for the Cleveland Urban Area MPO. Most recently he developed the program proposal and provided local oversight for the University of Tennessee’s Smart Communities Initiative (SCI) inaugural year program in Cleveland. Greg holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S.P. in Planning, both from the University of Tennessee.