Department Directors (Cedric Hudson)

Cedric Hudson - Interim Director

Cedric Hudson serves as the Interim Director of Planning and Sustainability for DeKalb County.  As Director of Planning and Sustainability, Cedric oversees Long Range Planning, Current Planning, Permitting, Inspections, Plan Review, Land Development and Business License. 

Cedric joined DeKalb County in September 2002 as a senior planner within DeKalb's planning department. Since that time, he has prepared and managed the process of several comprehensive plans and zoning code updates, grant writing, small area plans and intergovernmental coordination. 

Prior to joining DeKalb County, Cedric worked for the Harlem Park Revitalization Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland as a Senior Development Specialist and later as a Project Manager. There, he was responsible for the planning, construction administration and funding for the rehabilitation of housing developments. 

Cedric has a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Morris Brown College here in Atlanta and a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Morgan State University, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a current member of the American Planning Association and the Georgia Planning Association.

Departmental Summary - Planning and Sustainability

The Department of Planning and Sustainability provides a responsive and coordinated approach to county planning and development and is responsible for a wide range of activities that result in improving the life of all DeKalb County residents. The department is divided into three primary groups: Administration, Planning, and Development. Planning and Sustainability has seven divisions; Administration; Long Range Planning; Current Planning; Permits, Zoning and Plan Review; Building Inspections; Code Compliance and the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment. Each division works closely together to address numerous aspects of planning, zoning and building construction. The Department of Planning and Development was renamed in December 2010 to the Department of Planning and Sustainability.