The city of Buda has named Melissa McCollum as the new director of planning.

McCollum most recently served as the planning manager of Cedar Park, according to a Jan. 21 release from the city, and previously worked for the cities of Bastrop, Georgetown and San Marcos, as well as in the private sector.

She has a bachelor’s in city and regional planning from California Polytechnic State University and a master’s in interdisciplinary studies from Texas State University.

McCollum started work in December and has four priorities named in the news release: updating the master plan, updating the Unified Development Code, adopting and implementing the new development review manual, and working to become an approved Certified Local Government, a designation that would mean help from state and federal agencies with historic preservation issues. For the details of the goals and priorities, see the city website.