Douglas “Doug” S. Morgan joined Legacy Engineering as Senior Planner on September 13, 2023, further expanding Legacy’s land planning and zoning capabilities.
Doug has over 33 years of experience serving in local government and recently retired from Stafford County as the zoning administrator in July 2023. In his role as zoning administrator, Doug worked directly with the Planning Commission, Economic Development Department, Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Supervisors, citizens, and homeowner’s associations (HOAs) to apply and enforce requirements for site guidelines and land use regulations.
Prior to that, Doug served as a transportation planner for Spotsylvania County and before that as a development review manager for Fauquier County. During those tenures, Doug developed and managed the technical review committee; managed the development review process and transportation priorities; secured federal, state, and local funding; and implemented the adoption of the pre-application process and the targeted industry process.
Doug has been a member of the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials (VAZO) since 1993, where he has served as president for the last six years. While serving as president of VAZO, he developed and implemented training and certification programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia Zoning and Transportation officials which were recognized by Virginia Polytechnical Institute and The University of Virginia. Doug has certifications through the VAZO as a Certified Zoning Official, Zoning Administrator, and a Transportation Manager.
“I am pleased to welcome Doug Morgan to Legacy Engineering,” states Sara Fila, PE, MRED, President of Legacy Engineering. “Doug’s experience will be an asset to our Planning Department, and he will play an integral role in shaping the communities we serve.”
Doug has been married to his wife Delora Morgan for twenty-eight years and they have two adult children. In his free time, Doug prefers to spend quality, “unplugged” time with his wife and children. “There are many ways to measure success in life,” says Doug, “but I believe you are truly successful when your adult children want to hang out with their mom and dad.”
Welcome, Doug! To learn more about our planning department, please visit: www.legacy-eng.com/planning