In Recognition of John Pitstickby Representative Michael C. Burgess
Posted on 2015-01-14
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize John Pitstick who
is retiring as the Director of Planning and Development from the City
of North Richland Hills.
As Director, Mr. Pitstick was responsible for all of the city's development activities, including planning and zoning as well as direction of building inspections. These responsibilities for comprehensive planning, strategic development and redevelopment included revitalization of Boulevard 26, expansion of Loop 820, future commuter rail station planning and gas well regulations.
Under his leadership, the City of North Richland Hills was presented with the ``Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence'' by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. The annual award recognizes ``a commitment to professional planning by City Administration, Elected and Appointed Officials and exemplary professional standards demonstrated by the Planning Staff.'' Mr. Pitstick is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's in Urban Affairs. With a career spanning over 30 years of service, his retirement from North Richland Hills was preceded by his service in key positions with the cities of Hurst, Wylie, Arlington, Lancaster and Irving.
I am honored to represent Mr. Pitstick and the City of North Richland Hills in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I gladly join the City and the appreciative citizens of the 26th Congressional District and across North Texas whom he has dutifully served throughout his career.