Former Blacksburg planner named new Christiansburg planning director

Andrew Warren was previously the senior planner and zoning administrator with the Town of Blacksburg. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Christiansburg)
Andrew Warren was previously the senior planner and zoning administrator with the Town of Blacksburg. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Christiansburg)

The Town of Christiansburg has hired Andrew Warren as the new planning director. He will begin his new position on Feb. 10 and brings 14 years of planning experience to the town.

Warren was previously the senior planner and zoning administrator with the Town of Blacksburg, and has additional planning experience with the City of Roanoke. He holds Certified Zoning Administrator status from the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials and serves as the region chairman for the organization. Warren is also a member of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley where he serves as chair of the Distribution Committee.

Warren graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of arts in political science and a masters degree in public administration. He and his wife have three school-aged children. An avid runner and active volunteer within the community, Warren volunteers with his church and as a coach for his children’s basketball and soccer teams.

“We’re looking forward to working with Andrew,” said Christiansburg Town Manager Barry Helms, who is retiring this summer. “I feel his experience and enthusiasm will prove to be an asset as Christiansburg continues to grow.”

Warren will take over for Nichole Hair, who left her job in December  for a position as deputy town manager in Pulaski.

“I am excited about my new role with the Town of Christiansburg,” Warren said. “There is very positive growth and momentum to making Christiansburg an even better community and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”

– Allison Long, Town of Christiansburg

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