CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Stephen R. Bockmiller, who has been Jefferson County's chief planner for a little less than two years, is quitting his job to take a similar job with the City of Hagerstown.
On March 31, Bockmiller will start work as Hagerstown's zoning administrator and development review planner.
His city salary will be $48,818, Hagerstown Human Resources Director Donna Messina said. He will be taking a position that was created when the Hagerstown Planning Department did a recent reorganization. Bockmiller would serve under Hagerstown Planning Director Kathleen Maher.
As the chief planner in Jefferson County, it is Bockmiller's job to guide housing developments through the approval process.
He has also been involved in writing a new comprehensive plan for the county, a document that describes generally how the county should grow in coming years.