All posts tagged Connections to Tomorrow October 2019

Plan to join us for the Planning & Design Awards October 29, 2019

The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 37th annual celebration of excellence in planning and design in Hillsborough County. Winning projects contribute to a better quality of life and serve as models to learn from and emulate. With the emphasis on the importance of great planning in our own region, our awards program is…

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Bee informed

October 2019 – Did you know there are over 20,000 kinds of bees and 70% of them nest in the ground? Or that only female bees can sting you? (sorry, guys). Miriam Jenkins taught about these fascinating pollinators in partnership with the Hillsborough MPO’s Healthiest Cities Challenge Garden Steps program. She presented The Buzz about…

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Fond farewells October 2019

October 2019 – This month, we’re saying goodbye to two employees at Plan Hillsborough who have been with us for a combined 65 years. Bud Whitehead, Senior Planner, and Pedro Parra, Principal Planner, have been leaders in our agency and in our community. Both will be deeply missed in their retirements. Pedro Parra | “I…

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Meet our 2019/2020 USF Fellows

October 2019 – Every year, Plan Hillsborough looks forward to supporting the University of South Florida’s Masters in Urban & Regional Planning (MURP) program through two fellowships. Our new fellows, Alvaro Gabaldon and Taylor Hague, joined the team in August 2019. These bright students will add fresh insight and talent to many projects while gaining…

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Staff Spotlight: Wade Reynolds

October 2019 – Wade Reynolds, AICP | Senior Planner | 4 Years Wade began his planning career working in Panama City, Florida and Greenwood Village, Colorado. He made his way back to Tampa, Florida where he has been a Senior Planner on the MPO team since 2015. He is also the staff coordinator for the MPO’s…

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Staff Spotlight: Tatiana Gonzalez

October 2019 – Tatiana Gonzalez, CNU-A | Senior Planner | 4 years Tatiana was born and raised in Miami, Florida and moved to Tampa in 2013 where she landed a planning position as a Planner/GIS Specialist/Addressing Coordinator for the City of Bradenton. Tackling three jobs in one position, she learned about many different sides of…

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Meet the judges of the 37th Annual Planning & Design Awards

October 2019 – Tasked to select award winners from an incredible pool of entries submitted this year, our jury panel of professional planners had their work cut out for them. Judges carefully read and score each submission package, then conference together to determine which projects have achieved excellence in planning, design, and execution. This year’s…

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2019 Safe Streets Summit registration & award nominations open!

October 2019 – The 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS) and Safe Routes to School National Conference are being held jointly at the Hilton Tampa Downtown from November 12-14, 2019. Join hundreds of active transportation and public health advocates from across the country for valuable networking and sharing best practices. Registration for both events…

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Public Hearing for 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Nov 5 2019

October 2019 – On Tuesday, November 5 at a 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing, the MPO Board will consider the adoption of the It’s TIME Hillsborough 2045 Transportation Plan for Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City and Hillsborough County. To remain eligible to spend state and federal dollars on transportation projects, an updated plan must be approved….

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2nd meeting of the IOC

October 2019 – The Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) had its second meeting at County Center on September 23 where members were updated on transportation issues across Hillsborough County. Committee members representing Hillsborough County, the Cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), the Property Appraiser, and the Tax Collector approved…

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MPO Board takes home CTD Planning Agency of the Year

October 2019 – The Hillsborough MPO’s Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB) was recognized as the CTD Planning Agency of the Year at the Florida Public Transportation Association’s and Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged’s (CTD) annual conference held September 15-18 in Orlando. The board received the award based on excellence in training, planner participation, timeliness,…

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Monitoring water quality of the river

October 2019 – Since the passage of the Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, commonly known as the Clean Water Act, water quality in Hillsborough County has greatly improved and has supported the recovery of seagrasses within the bay. The success is due to various efforts supported by water quality monitoring stations located throughout the…

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