Connections to Tomorrow – July 2019

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Last call! Take the survey by 7/28 to weigh in and be eligible for drawings! - July 2019 – Check out MPO Executive Director, Beth Alden on Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend on ABC with Roxanne Wilder talking about why it’s important to take the It’s TIME Hillsborough survey now. Listen to Beth Alden and Pedal Power Tampa’s Christine Acosta on Q105 on The Current with Roxanne Wilder (click at bottom of...
Staff Spotlight: Melissa Lienhard - July 2019 – Melissa Lienhard, AICP | Principal Planner | Tenure: 4 years Melissa leads a team that works on consistency findings for unincorporated Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan Amendments and rezonings. We have monthly deadlines and a relatively heavy workload, both of which help keep things interesting and fast-paced. We attend weekly rezoning pre-submittal meetings...
Staff Spotlight: Allison Yeh - July 2019 – Allison Yeh, AICP, LEED AP | Executive Planner & Sustainability Coordinator | Tenure: 14 years Allison manages the MPO’s Unified Planning Work Program and is the GIS and Resiliency Planning Lead. She serves as the MPO USF liaison and internship coordinator for the past eight years. She was project manager for the...
FLiP program recently hit the pages of Florida Planning Magazine - July 2019 – The Spring 2019 issue of the Florida Planning Magazine, a publication of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association, was all about diversity and inclusion. The emphasis of the articles was on how to incorporate diversity, inclusion, and equity into the planning profession and in public engagement. We were honored to...
Hillsborough MPO comprehensive approach to speed management featured in FHWA webinar - July 2019 – On July 15, our own Gena Torres joined an amazing line up of speakers in an FHWA webinar on State & Local alignment toward ZERO traffic deaths moderated by Vision Zero leader Leah Shahum. The 90 minute webinar is now available on Vimeo.
Summer Camp Festival revolves around safety and fun! - July 2019 – On Saturday, July 20, the Hillsborough MPO and Hillsborough Vision Zero Coalition joined with great community partners to celebrate in a Summer Camp Festival at the Tampa Heights Community Center. The Tampa Police Department hosted a bike rodeo to help the kids brush up on their bicycle safety skills. Twenty bicycles with...
Long range water planning critical to residents and health of the River - July 2019 – Water is critical to the daily life of people. We need clean water from the environment to drink, bathe, and for various other household, commercial, and industrial uses. The natural environment also needs clean water to sustain wildlife, forests, and ecosystems. Planning for future water needs is therefore essential to ensure people and...
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