Planning and Economic Development

Toussaint Kirk

Planning and Economic Development DirectorToussaint Kirk, Henry County’s Planning and Economic Development Director, brings a wealth of experience to the role, and most recently served as Director of Planning and Development Services for the city of Griffin, GA. He began in Griffin as an Associate Planner. He also worked for the city of Fairburn as the City Planner. During his tenure in Griffin, he worked diligently to address slum and blight in the community through its nuisance abatement program, redevelopment and development initiatives and economic development opportunities. He also worked in collaboration with the Griffin Housing Authority and Penrose Developers to successfully redevelop the former Meriwether Homes Public Housing.

Kirk began his career in Austin, Texas working for national homebuilder CalAtlantic Homes, and participated in its management program that included purchasing and estimating, land development/acquisition, homes sales and construction management. He relocated to Georgia in 2008 and worked for Abatement Mitigation & Restoration, a light commercial and asbestos abatement contractor, as their project manager, prior to beginning his career in government.

Kirk’s extensive experience with both the public and private sector has afforded him unique insight and a depth of knowledge to successfully navigate the complex challenges and opportunities of planning, zoning and economic development, and he looks forward to the opportunities that await in Henry County.

He is a graduate of Auburn University and earned his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Alabama A&M University. Kirk also serves as a board member with Georgia Association of Zoning Administrators (GAZA) and is the former District 4 Representative for the local Georgia Planning Association Chapter.