Jennifer Ortega

About Jennifer Ortega

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor on the weekends. Jennifer Ortega joins our team all the way from South Florida. She's worked for CBS 12 and Hola Tv in West Palm Beach. Although she's a long way from home, she's excited to be a part of the WCBI News Team.

Video: New City Planner For Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) -The city of Starkville now has a new city planner ready to make some changes.

Bill Snowden served in numerous economic development capacities for Tuscaloosa among others and has worked with multiple college towns. A major concern for some city residents is college kids taking over family oriented neighborhoods.
With a background in working with college towns Snowden has a formula to deal with this issue head on.

“Every city will tell you they have a one stop and sometimes you just stop once and don’t move in terms of customers, developers and private citizens. The way they got this department organized is every approval process with the exception of the Fire Marshall is in this office,” said Bill Snowden.

Snowden said his first priorities are to meet city employees and begin immersing himself with various Starkville stakeholders.