Senior Neighborhood Planner
Serving Plano Since 2012
Name and position, plus how long you've been with the City of Plano.
I’m Kala Krishnan and I have worked with the City for seven years as a Neighborhood Planner.
Describe your role within Neighborhood Services?
As a Neighborhood Planner within the BEST Neighborhoods division, my job is helping ensure our neighborhoods are BEST (Beautiful - Engaged - Safe - Thriving). So, much of my time is serving and connecting residents, neighborhood groups and volunteers with the tools/resources they need.
What made you decide to take this career path?
I started my studies in Engineering, then moved to Interior Design before I finally, and happily landed in Planning. What I love most about Neighborhood Planning is how I get to meet amazing people on a daily basis. I am inspired by their stories and challenges. It gives me the opportunity to serve. The hugs and tears of grateful residents are a plus, too!
Is there one thing you want readers to know about Neighborhood Services?
This entire department has a heart for service and goes above and beyond to help our residents. My co-workers in the department are always thinking about more ways we can help. If a solution is not obvious, we find one.
Fun fact about where you grew up or a hobby you enjoy outside of work?
I grew up in Montreal, Canada (Yes! I am a Canuck!) My mother is an Indian classical dancer and has run her school, Nrithyalaya, for the past 43 years. I have followed in her footsteps by running my own school here in Dallas for over 10 years now.