The New Planning Council Board Welcomed

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At The Planning Council’s Annual Meeting on January 22, 2024, there was a “changing of the guard” of sorts as new board officers were sworn in.

The Incoming Officers of The Planning Council Board of Directors are: (shown below left to right)

  • Carter Smith, Outgoing Board Treasurer/Incoming Board Chair, President/COO, Currie Medical
  • Cydney Lopez, Incoming Board Secretary, CEO Nurturing Amenities
  • Jo Ann Short, President/CEO The Planning Council
  • Captain Matthew Frauenzimmer, Incoming Board Treasurer, CO Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads
  • Vice Mayor Martin A. Thomas, Jr., Incoming Board Vice Chair, Partner Decker Law Firm


Many thanks to and with appreciation for the outgoing board officers of The Planning Council:

  • Eva G. Wiggins, Outgoing Board Secretary, Director of Marketing, Harvey Lindsay Real Estate (3rd from right)
  • Oneiceia Howard, Outgoing Board Chair, Asst. Director, Neighborhood Services, City of Norfolk (2nd from right)
  • Anthony Sandifer, Outgoing Vice Chair (not shown)

The outgoing officers have laid the bedrock for a dynamic, enduring organization that the new officers can carry forward. In our 83rd year of service to the greater community, we are more than ready for what’s next!