PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA... Following a nationwide search and competitive hiring process, the Board of County Supervisors announced that Rebecca Horner is the new Planning Director for Prince William County.
Horner has 19 years of public sector planning experience, more than 11 of which have been in senior level management positions with planning departments for local governments. Most recently, Horner was the Assistant Director for the County's Planning Office where she was responsible for leading major projects and inter-departmental coordination efforts. She prepared reports and made presentations to the Board of County Supervisors, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and other groups, as necessary. She also reviewed and made recommendations on state legislative amendments.
Before she worked for the County, Horner worked as a Senior Planner for Fairfax County, the Director of the Planning and Building Department for Sarpy County, Nebraska, and the Assistant to the Director in the Planning Department in the City of Papillion, Nebraska.
"We are very happy to have Rebecca Horner as our Planning Director," said Corey A. Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. "She brings expertise in all functional areas of urban planning and possesses the skill sets that are necessary to effectively lead in an area that is sometimes complex and sensitive."
"I want to thank the Board of County Supervisors for this opportunity," said Horner. "I am passionate about planning and am committed to working with all stakeholders to help the Board and the community achieve its vision for the future."
Horner received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and her Master of Community and Regional Planning degree from the University of Nebraska. She is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a Certified Zoning Administrator in Virginia.