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John Lewis Gibbons, American urban planner. Recipient Outstanding Leadership award Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1991, Community Service Recognition award Lee County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1991, Community Leadership award American Legion, 1992, Distinguished Membership award Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 1992.


Gibbons, John Lewis was born on June 17, 1952 in Prattville, Alabama, United States. Son of Belton and Viola (Briggs) Gibbons.


Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1975. Master of Planning, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1984.


Counselor Atlanta Public School System, 1976. Air quality planner Alabama Air Pollution Commission, Montgomery, 1977-1979. Graduate fellowship intern Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Huntsville, 1979-1981.

Manager trainee, auditor Days Inn of America, Montgomery, 1982-1984. Field representative Georgia Soil & Water Committee, Atlanta, 1984-1987. Environmental planner Fulton County Planning Department, 1987.

Contract supervisor City of Atlanta Private Industry Council, 1988. Planner Charlotte County Planning Department, Port Charlotte, Florida, 1988-1989. Senior planner Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, Fort Myers, since 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Hope Residential Group Home. Deputy voter registrar Lee County (Florida) Office of Elections, since 1991. Chairman Omega Feed the Hungry Program, Southwest Florida, since 1990, Omega Blood Program, since 1990.

Counselor Omega Troubled Youth Program, Lee County, since 1992. Member American Planning Association, Florida Planning Association, Circuit Social Club (president), Collier National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Southwest Florida Planning and Zoning Association (vice president secretary since 1994), Omega Youth Foundation, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (local executive secretary since 1990).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, tennis.


1 child, Girando Jabari Kelly.

Belton Gibbons

Viola (Briggs) Gibbons

Girando Jabari Kelly Gibbons