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Ming dynasty begins in city
Nolan Ming is leaving the county and becoming the city's Planning and Zoning director.

Nolan Ming is the city’s new Planning and Zoning director. His last day as the county’s codes director is today, July 31.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to serve the citizens of Warren County and for the relationships I’ve built with my co-workers and the public along the way,” said Ming of his time with the county. “I’m very grateful for this new opportunity to do what I love and remain in the same community. I’m looking forward to continuing current relationships, building new ones, and serving the citizens of the city of McMinnville.”
Ming has been the county’s codes director for approximately two years, but has a long history in construction and brings to the city International Code Council Certifications in commercial building, commercial plumbing, residential building, residential mechanical, and residential plumbing.
“I’ve been in the construction industry my entire life,” Ming said. “However, I focused specifically on securing building permits and related approvals for construction projects nationwide for 10 years. This exposed me to a wide range of planning, zoning, and building departments and how they operate."
Ming continued, "My current position at the county has provided even more exposure to the operations of a municipal codes office, and valuable interaction with the Warren County community.”
Ming also brings a passion for protecting the community through codes enforcement.
“I’m passionate about the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the public by creating safe buildings and communities through effective enforcement of codes. I believe safe buildings are achieved through proper design and construction practices and an effective code administration program that ensures compliance,” he said.
As the new director of Planning and Zoning, Ming says he plans on working toward the department’s mission of safeguarding the public’s health, property and welfare, by regulating the planning, construction and use of land and structures within the city.
His first day with the city is Aug. 10.
 “It is similar to what I currently do at the county, and I love what I do,” said Ming. “I’m excited to get more involved with planning and zoning at the city, which I currently don’t get involved with very often at the county.”
City administrator Bill Brock welcomes Ming to city government.
“We are happy to have Mr. Ming on board,” said Brock. “We feel he will be an asset to the city and the Planning and Zoning Department.”
A county Policy and Personnel Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Warren County Administrative Offices on Locust Street. The purpose of the meeting is to accept Ming’s resignation.
The future of the county codes department has not been determined.