Planning director heads to Colorado
After two years in the job, Peter Wysocki said leaving Texas was a difficult decision.
ROUND ROCK — Peter Wysocki, who served as Round Rock’s planning and development director for a little more than two years, is leaving his post to take a similar job in Colorado Springs, Colo., where Wysocki says he hopes to escape the heat.
Wysocki, who described the decision to leave Round Rock was “one of the hardest professional decisions” he’s had to make, said he spent about 18 years in Nevada and Wyoming with his wife, who grew up in Nevada.
“We enjoy the wide open spaces of the west,” Wysocki said. “This is very difficult, but a couple of hot summers, and it just made us realize how much we miss the four seasons.”
Wysocki, his wife and their 5- and 7-year-old boys will head to Colorado Springs for Wysocki to start his new job Dec. 17.
He said he’ll miss the community in Round Rock.
“The quality of life here is second to none,” he said.
City Manager Steve Norwood said in a statement that Wysocki did a “tremendous job growing and shaping our Planning and Development Services Department, as well as the Inspection Services Division.”
“His strong leadership skills and sense of humor will be missed,” Norwood said in the statement. “We are sorry to lose Peter’s skill and integrity. The City of Colorado Springs is getting a talented professional.”
Development Services Manager Brad Wiseman will serve as the interim director until the city finds a permanent replacement, the statement said.
Wysocki said his replacement should focus on maintaining “the customer service and rapport we had built with the stake holders in the development community and the citizens. … The city went through a lot of changes in the last two-and-a-half years — hopefully someone who replaces me can continue the camaraderie we’ve built.”
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