PLANNING & ZONING DIRECTORwith the
PLANNING & ZONINGdepartment
Alison Simmons grew up in McClellanville where her interest in Land Use Planning took root. At the age of 19, she pursued a vacancy on the Planning Commission where she lived and was rejected due to a lack of experience and knowledge – a rejection that catapulted her academic and career pursuits and ultimately led her to Berkeley County. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Urban Studies from the College of Charleston in 2008 and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University in 2011. Before joining Berkeley County in 2015, Ms. Simmons worked, in varying capacities, for Charleston County, the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), York County, Dorchester County, and the Town of Moncks Corner. Ms. Simmons lives in unincorporated Berkeley County with her husband and two children. Ms. Simmons is proud to call Berkeley County home, and is eternally-grateful for the opportunity to work here and serve the County’s citizens. If you have any questions about Planning and Zoning, don’t hesitate to ask her!