JACK MESSER, PA

Director of Planning and Development
City of Overland Park

Jack is the director of planning and development services for Overland Park, KS. He has served in this position since May of 2011. Jack’s responsibilities include the overall leadership and direction of the city’s planning and development functions.

Jack’s professional experience has included time with municipalities, highway agencies, and private consultants. He worked for the Kansas Turnpike Authority in the design and construction of a median barrier project from the KS-OK state line to Emporia. His time in Manhattan, KS included the design of the first modern roundabout in Kansas and a strong focus on neighborhood traffic solutions and ultimately as the utilities director. While in consulting he solved transportation problems for clients throughout the Midwest. As the public works director in Janesville, WI he led the city through one of the most active building periods in the city’s history, a record snowfall year, and the flood of record. Now with Overland Park, he has helped the community with the implementation of Vision Metcalf and responding to an active post-recession building period. Throughout his career, Jack has attempted to bring an innovative approach and strives to bring all available resources into focus to meet a vision established by a community or his clients.

Wednesday, Oct. 3                       
Speaker During the Community Engagement Workshop | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vision Metcalf Plan

Learn the latest developments in Overland Park’s Comprehensive Planning Initiative, including a status report on the implementation of the Vision Metcalf Plan and its goals, process and methodology, and objectives and recommendations for land use, transportation, streets, landscape and visions for five sub-areas along Metcalf Avenue. Understand the impacts implementation of the plan has generated and its influence on redevelopment and investment in the community.