City of Jenks hires new City Planner
Marcae’ Hilton was recently hired by the City of Jenks to be its new City Planner following the departure of Jim Beach.
Beach, who held the position from October of 2017 to Jan. 31 of this year, resigned to pursue other opportunities.
Hilton will begin with the City of Jenks March 10.
Hilton has more than eight years of municipal experience. She served as the Executive Assistant to the City Manager and Staff Planner of the City of Broken Arrow and most recently as the City Planner for the City of Bixby.
“Marcae’ was highly recommended by other planners around the Tulsa metro,” Jenks City Manager Chris Shrout said. “Bixby and Jenks are very similar communities, so it was a good fit. I believe we are set up for success here. This hire is crucial for the finalization of the new comprehensive plan and updating the zoning code and will help shape the future of the city.”
According to Shrout, the search for the new City Planner was nationwide and the City of Jenks received applications from people all across the country. He said the interview process began with a phone interview with Jenks Assistant City Manager Robert Carr and then a face-to-face interview with Carr with Shrout.
Hilton will report directly to Carr, according to Shrout.
Hilton received her Masters of Science in Urban Design from the University of Oklahoma and her Bachelor’s of Science in interior Design from Oklahoma State University.