A letter from our President Chris Solberg about Harry Milligan

Harry Milligan

March 31, 2020

TO: NPZA Members and others in the Planning and Zoning Field in Nebraska

FROM: Christopher Solberg, AICP – NPZA President

It is with a heavy heart that I must relay to you the loss of Harry Milligan.  He passed on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.  Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life service and burial will be held at a later date. 

Harry had a long and distinguished career in the planning and zoning field, including his time as the Planning Director for the Kodiak Island Borough (Alaska), Community Development Director for Hastings (Nebraska), and as the owner of Milligan and Associates.

At the recent 2020 Nebraska Planning Conference it was announced that the Institute for Planning Fundamentals would be named after Harry out of respect for his over two decades worth of commitment to teaching and mentoring in the planning and zoning field. He also served on the NPZA and APA Nebraska boards over the years. Harry’s contributions to planning and zoning in Nebraska will long be remembered. 


Christopher Solberg, AICP

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