Tim Keane was appointed Commissioner of Planning and Community Development by Mayor Kasim Reed on July 1, 2015. Tim is responsible for design, permitting, zoning, preservation, housing, community development and transportation planning in this role. Prior to this appointment Tim was Director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability for the City of Charleston, South Carolina for 11 years. Tim worked for Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. on all matters related to planning, urban design, preservation and economic development. Tim was also the first Planning Director for the Town of Davidson, North Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Planning and Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Tim was a Knight Fellow at the University of Miami School of Architecture.