My name is Norman Lucas, I serve as Executive Director for Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission in Concordia, MO.
Norman Lucas's Bio:
Norman W. Lucas works to improve the economic conditions of local residents by strengthening public and private investment and efficiencies in rural west central Missouri. Norman Lucas has served rural Missourians for over three decades, first through East Mo. Action Agency and the Southeast Mo. Regional Planning Commission, and more recently in the city of Park Hills and currently with Pioneer Trails RPC.
Norman Lucas's Experience:
Executive Director at Pioneer Trails Regional Planning CommissionDecember 2017 - Present | Concordia, Missouri
Supporting a variety of economic and community development projects around the four county region by planning parameters, writing grant proposals,performing demographic analysis and consulting with state and federal officials on behalf of local officials. Overseeing the daily operations for the Regional Planning commission staff.
Interim City Administrator & Economic Developer at City of Park HillsOctober 2001 - December 2017
Supervised daily operations of the city departments, Helped Mayor and council present a successful sales tax issue to voters, Prepared and tracked budgets and proposals, Prepared and presented council agendas, Scheduled hearings and public workshops, Delegated special projects among teams, Coordinated interdepartmental efforts, Evaluated personnel, Served as media liaison for Mayor and council, Coordinated projects with state agencies, Reviewed and planned legal proceedings with attorneys, Coordinated annual fiscal reviews with auditors, Improved personnel policy, Improved city codes, Facilitated health insurance procurement
Assistant City Administrator at City of Park HillsMarch 1999 - October 2001
Prepared budget reports and proposals, Planned and implemented special projects, Prepared grant applications, Resolved personnel issues, Monitored litigation, Negotiated project details with State and Federal regulators, Assisted departments in risk management and safety awareness, Processed procurement solicitation and selection, Reviewed engineering plans for cost-effectiveness. Facilitated community work groups, Presented information to media, Drafted and edited documents for policy development.
Grant Administrator at Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development CommissionJuly 1995 - March 1999
Documented community compliance with grant regulations. Tracked budgeted expenditures. Negotiated and arbitrated intergovernmental agreements. Reviewed engineering plans for cost- effectiveness. Provided procedural guidance and suggested standard or simplified project development methods. Suggested and supported means for leveraging local funds. Advocated on behalf of local governments with state officials. Researched and documented environmental issues affecting projects. Researched and provided options to solve unforeseen project obstructions. Answered technical questions in public hearings. Drafted news releases furthering public involvement and consensus.
Training Case Manager at Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development CommissionOctober 1989 - June 1995
Informed employers of job training program availability. Utilized contacts with area businesses to match clients with job training. Assessed clients using the SORT, TABE, or Self Directed Search. Updated curriculum, recruited appropriate clients, and instructed groups in Job Search. Responsible for assisting employers/participants in resolving difficulties in the application and training processes. Followed up on clients on a monthly basis and recorded progress in files. Performed selection and referral for Dislocated Workers with an interest in vocational classroom training. Referred new and expanding businesses to appropriate offerings of assistance available through various sources including Task Analysis through the Missouri Job Development Fund. Attended training sessions through Rural Missouri Inc. and the Missouri Training Institute. Participated in coordinating meetings through the local Private Industry Council. Assisted in submission of program design and proposal as needed.
Manager at Kardon CorpJanuary 1988 - January 1989
Opened and set up retail/ wholesale operation providing remodeling supplies to contractors, home owners, and apartment managers. Coordinated work crew schedule for in-house installations. Responsible for inventory, pricing, receiving, and books. Measured, designed, revised, and sold various remodeling projects.
Coordinator/Job Search Instructor at East Missouri Action AgencyJanuary 1984 - January 1988
Matched adult and youth participants with businesses for on-the- job training. Wrote and taught Job Search curriculum. Performed assessment, selection and referral for participants in vocational classroom training. Represented the agency in meetings and gave internal orientations and training. Provided various training statewide for program operators. Completed MIS forms in compliance with JTPA guidelines for
Music Instructor at Iron & Reynolds county schoolsJanuary 1980 - January 1983
by public schools in Iron and Reynolds counties as music instructor. Trained band members in fund raising. Prepared ensembles for televised and adjudicated performances. Assisted in evaluating special student needs. Assembled IMS objectives for K-8 music curriculum. Introduced and coached auxiliary squad. Planned and tracked music budgets.
Norman Lucas's Education:
University of Wisconsin-Madison2006 – 2006Post Grad studiesConcentration: Municipal engineering
Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis2001 – 2005Master of Public Policy AdministrationConcentration: Government administration, Economics
University of Missouri-Columbia1975 – 1980B.S. Ed.Concentration: Music EducationActivities: Marching Mizzou, Theatrical Pit Orchestra, Chorus
Centralia High School1972 – 1975DiplomaConcentration: College PrepActivities: Musical theater, Chorus, Band
Lakeview H.S.1971 – 1972N/AConcentration: College prepActivities: Jazz Band
Norman Lucas's Interests & Activities:
Choral directing, vocal and brass performance, soccer, chess, handball, scripture memorization, neuroscience, behavioral economics