Planning & Development


The Planning & Development Department manages city planning & zoning, economic development, building permits & inspections, mapping, and code compliance.

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Scott Godbey
Director of Planning & Development

The City of Nixa promoted Scott Godbey to Director of Planning & Development effective November 14, 2022. Godbey previously served as a Planner in the city’s development department since August of 2018.

Godbey started his career with 9 years of service in the U.S. Army, including 2 overseas deployments. In 2018, he graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S. in Community & Regional Planning. Godbey previously interned at the Ozarks Transportation Organization before joining the City as a Planner. He is a Certified Flood Plain Manager and is working to become accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Lisa Brown
Administrative Assistant

Joe Ripple
Chief Building Inspector

Jason Cook
Building Inspector

Brendan Justin
Building Inspector

Travis Carr
GIS Technician