Safe & Healthy Communities

Safe & Healthy Communities

Americans are valuing traditional, walkable communities more and more. These communities generally offer a sense of security and a focus on health and family. The recreation industry has grown tremendously over the past decade to support these needs.  Current and prospective businesses and residents value parks and green spaces and use these as a tool to gauge both the physical and economic health of a community.

The City of Hattiesburg, MS, is a great example of a Neel-Schaffer “Complete Community” exhibiting these characteristics. For over 30 years, Neel-Schaffer has been one of the City’s go-to firms, allowing us to support the City in a wide range of areas with our projects having a direct impact on the City’s health and prosperity. Here are some examples of how Neel-Schaffer has helped make Hattiesburg, MS a “Complete Community”.


  • Recreation and Parks
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian-focused Design
  • Access
  • Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Flooding/Stormwater Planning, and Engineering
  • Stakeholder Coordination
  • Funding Strategies

Staff Spotlight

Russ Bryan