Louisette Scott is the Director of the Department of Planning and Development for the City of Mandeville with over 25 years experience in city planning. As the Planning Director, she is integrally involved in developing and administering the City’s regulations regarding all planning and zoning issues and subdivision development. The City of Mandeville has enjoyed a reputation of being very proactive in regulations regarding landscaping, tree preservation, signage, lighting, and overlay districts with design guidelines that have made Mandeville a model for communities who want to protect the character of their community. In 2012, the City adopted a Historic Preservation District which will continue to help in defining and preserving the historic character of Mandeville. As a coastal community, Mandeville has been addressing challenges with FEMA requirements and how they affect the historic context of the City. Louisette has been instrumental in coordinating the design review process with local architects to meet the challenges the City faces regarding architectural design, historic context and mitigation of structures.