I work for the neighborhood planners office, and coordinate all sorts of public events that the group of us host, and yes the neighborhood planner is responsible for the logistics and outlay of the area, the best sites for roads, zoning, and all of that boring type of stuff! I bet you didn’t even know they host a lot of parties, too, for grand opening, groundbreaking ceremonies, and planning parties.
Honestly I feel more like an event coordinator than a municipal employee, but I am not trying to complain because the food is consistently good.
I have made some wonderful contacts in local businesses, which is good for me because I rely on commercial printing services a lot more than I would have thought. For all of these sizable public events the lot of us need a lot of signs and graphics, and while I can design them myself I have to take them to a company to have them printed regularly. Getting posters made to advertise local events happens basically every single week, and menus, name badges, buttons, banners, and a hundred other things that depend on commercial printing. I don’t want to say how much my department spends on printing each year, but believe me the number would truly astonish you! If the lot of us didn’t have access to a commercial printer and a laminator, then the county would have to blow a whole decade’s budget to get the right equipment. I have developed a pretty nice relationship with the staff at the printing service the lot of us use, which is wonderful because now I can just email in my orders and grab them when I need them.