Stephen Benson, AICP

bensonStephen Benson is the first Millennial to ever serve on the Planning Commission. A third generation Tampa native, Benson graduated from Henry B. Plant High School and attended the University of South Florida for both his undergraduate and graduate studies, earning a B.A. in Geography and Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Stephen is a certified urban planner and specializes in multimodal transportation planning and bicycle and pedestrian safety. He currently works in the District Safety Office at the Florida Department of Transportation. Other professional affiliations include serving as Chair of the Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association and as Tampa Bay’s Regional Representative to the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Appointed in 2013 by:

City of Tampa

Current term expires:

September 30, 2017