Connections to Tomorrow – June 2019

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Warm welcomes - June 2019 – Over the past several months, we’ve had the opportunity to welcome great new talent to Plan Hillsborough. Left to right: Meghan D. Betourney, SPHR | Project Manager – Accountability & Employee Engagement | Meghan has Human Resources experience in both the private and public sector with her most recent experience as an HR Project Manager with the Hillsborough...
Fond farewells - June 2019 – This month, we’re saying goodbye to two employees who’ve worked with the Planning Commission/Plan Hillsborough for a combined total of 60 years of dedicated service. Steve Griffin, Strategic Planning Initiatives Team Leader, and Beverly Daniels, Senior Planning & Zoning Tech, have been leaders in our agency and in our community. Both will...
APA Sun Coast recognizes Plan Hillsborough staff - June 2019 – Three Plan Hillsborough staff were recognized at the 2019 American Planning Association’s Florida Sun Coast Section Annual CM Event and Awards Reception. Jay Collins, AICP, volunteered for the pre-awards Law CM event titled, “You Can’t Handle the Truth! Deposition Prep for Urban Planners.” Jay participated in a voluntary deposition with guest speakers,...
An incredible group of students just FLiPped over planning! - June 2019 – On June 4 – June 7, the Planning Commission held our fourth annual Future Leaders in Planning (FLiP) student leadership development program. Designed as an opportunity to introduce Hillsborough County high school students to urban planning as a potential career, FLiP 2019 was a four-day, intensive program. A big hit with the...
Transportation Improvement Program annual update 2019 - June 2019 – At its June 11 meeting, the MPO held its annual Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) public hearing to receive feedback from the community and to approve a list of transportation projects to be funded in 2020-2024. Improvements to bus services, lighting safety, intersections, traffic signal systems, and I-4 Interchanges in the Seffner/Dover/Plant City area...
MPO tapped for Mayor Castor’s new Transportation Advisory Team - June 2019 – Two MPO Board members and one MPO staff member will be joining an all-star cast of transportation professionals on Mayor Jane Castor’s new Transportation Advisory Team. “Tampa’s experiencing unprecedented growth and we have a dire need for transportation fixes,” said Mayor Castor. Congratulations to MPO Board members, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority CEO...
Independent Oversight Committee set to meet on July 16 - June 2019 – The Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) will have its long-awaited first meeting to discuss the transportation sales tax on July 16. The IOC was created to oversee spending of the one cent sales tax for transportation by approving plans and preparing an annual audit. The 13 members of the committee were appointed by...
River Board & TAC welcome back consistent, dedicated members - June 2019 – Much of the River Board’s success is due to its tireless and dedicated volunteers. Since 1986, a string of devoted people have freely given their time to maintain, and improve, the Hillsborough River for all to enjoy. The Board is composed of three elected officials, one from the Tampa City Council, one...
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