Bruce Fountain has been the La Vista Community Development Director since October 2019. He has an extensive background in the planning, economic development and business management professions. This includes experience in comprehensive planning, strategic corridor planning studies, downtown and neighborhood redevelopment, development and implementation of zoning and subdivision regulations, site planning, tax increment financing and urban renewal. He has also been active in business retention and expansion, business recruitment, and marketing efforts throughout his career.
Immediately prior to joining the City of La Vista, Bruce spent 8 years as the Planning and Building Department Director for Sarpy County. Prior to that, he was the Business Development Director for the Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation.
Bruce received his bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Planning with an emphasis in economic development from Iowa State University. He also has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Drake University. He is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is an active member of the Nebraska Planning & Zoning Association, the Nebraska Economic Developers Association and just completed a term as President of the Nebraska Chapter of American Planning Association.