Steve Dush, Dunwoody’s community development director, is leaving the city.

Dush has been hired as planning and development director for the city of Gainesville, Fla., according to, the website of The Gainesville Sun newspaper. He starts work in Gainesville on Oct. 14, the website reported.

Dunwoody Community Development Director Steve Dush
Dunwoody Community Development Director Steve Dush

Dush has worked in Dunwoody since early 2012 and has directed the city’s efforts to rewrite its zoning and development regulations.

Dunwoody spokesman Bob Mullen said the city will work with its contractor for development services, Clark Patterson Lee, to name a new community development director for the city.

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