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Staff Spotlight: Vishaka Shiva Raman

November 2019 Vishaka Shiva Raman | Planner I | 1 year Vishaka Shiva Raman started her planning career when she joined the MPO as a USF Fellow while doing her master’s program from 2015 to 2016. After completing her internship, she joined FDOT where she was a Complete Streets Transportation Planner and later came back…

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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Malone

November 2019 Jennifer Malone, AICP | Senior Planner | Started January 2016 Jennifer began her career working for the City of North Port, one of Florida’s numerous pre-platted communities developed by General Development Corporation in the 1950’s. Since starting at the Planning Commission, Jennifer has worked on the City of Tampa team within the Comprehensive…

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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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Staff Spotlight: Michael Rempfer

September 2019 – Michael Rempfer | Network and Database Administrator | Tenure: 3.5 years Since Michael joined Plan Hillsborough he has: Created an application for the front desk that we have called the e-ceptionist due to a hiring freeze that coincided with a retirement of our receptionist. Written a program called CPUD that is being…

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Staff Spotlight: Roger Mathie

September 2019 – Roger Mathie | Project Manager I | Tenure: 19 years When Roger started with the Planning Commission/MPO, he came in on the tail end of the 2020 long range transportation plan (LRTP). He’s since worked on the 2025, 2035, 2040, and the 2045 LRTPs. He does the GIS mapping for the Tampa Bay…

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Staff Spotlight: Sharon Snyder

August 2019 – Sharon Snyder | Administrative Specialist II | Tenure: 2.5 years Sharon is extremely organized, which works out well for the number of ways she assists the public as well as planners and administrators across our agency. She’s involved in bigger projects like helping our office manager with the goal of becoming a…

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Staff Spotlight: Catherine Welsh

August 2019 – Catherine Welsh | GIS Project Manager | Tenure: 24 years Cathy manages all Comprehensive Plan data, analysis and mapping projects, serving the Planning Commission and each of our four client governments (Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City and Hillsborough County). She coordinates with various departments and agencies to establish procedures and work schedules for…

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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…

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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…

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