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Staff Spotlight: Johnny Wong

Johnny Wong, PhD | Principal Planner | Tenure: 4 years Johnny Wong works as a Principal Planner for the MPO managing the Data & Analytics and Smart Cities programs. Johnny has been happily working for the MPO for four years and has been invited to participate in several notable plans like the 2045 Long Range…

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Staff Spotlight: Jerid McAdoo

Jerid McAdoo | Planning and Mapping Technician | Tenure: 1 year Jerid McAdoo is a Planning and Mapping Technician with the Comprehensive Plan Review Team where he assists with amendment intake through final adoption. He is currently working on the maps for two Tampa Neighborhood Commercial Corridor Studies, the Main Street and Bay-to-Bay studies. Jerid…

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Staff Spotlight: Felicia Pulliam

Felicia Pulliam | Financial Manager | Tenure: 23 years Felicia started working at the Planning Commission in April 1997 as an Accountant I and is now the Financial Manager for the Hillsborough County Planning Commission and MPO. She creates and maintains both agency’s budgets and submits them to the county annually. She is also responsible for…

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Staff Spotlight: Gena Torres

Gena Torres | Executive Planner | Tenure: 26 years Gena Torres is an Executive Planner with the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization. After graduating from the University of South Florida, she has spent the past 30 years working to make the streets of Tampa and surrounding communities safer. She has tackled the challenge of turning around…

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Staff Spotlight: Caroline Charles

Caroline Charles | Community Relations Coordinator | Tenure: 11 months Caroline began her government career working in the Marketing & Publicity Office for the 35th Force Support Squadron in Misawa Air Force Base, Japan. After moving to Tampa in 2019, she started working for the Planning Commission on the Public Engagement team. One of her…

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Staff Spotlight: Yassert Gonzalez

Yassert Gonzalez | Economics, Demographics, and Research Manager | Tenure: 7 months Yassert Gonzalez liked Tampa Bay so much he had to come back! Yassert started last December as the Economics, Demographics, and Research Manager. He oversees the Reference and Analytics Team. His team routinely assists the public with research questions. Yassert provides the agency…

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Staff Spotlight: Danny Collins

Danny Collins | Community Planner II | Tenure: 1 year Danny Collins has been with the Planning Commission for one year. His primary responsibilities are reviewing rezonings and Comprehensive Plan Amendments that are within the City of Tampa jurisdiction. He is currently working on projects for the agency’s internal Accessibility Committee in an effort to…

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Staff Spotlight: Mark Hudson

Mark P. Hudson, AICP | Executive Planner | Tenure: 33 years Mark graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) in 1984. While at USF, Mark had an internship with the Planning Commission and worked on the original planning study for the Hillsborough River. After graduation, he began his professional career with the Tampa Port…

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Staff Spotlight: Cheryl Wilkening

Cheryl Wilkening | Administrative Assistant II | Tenure: 1 Year Cheryl Wilkening was hired as the Administrative Assistant II for the MPO on June 10, 2019. In the short time she has worked for the MPO she has helped organize two public hearings, and many workshops and committee meetings. She assisted with the GPC selection process, Long…

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Staff Spotlight: Yeneka Mills

Yeneka Mills | Principal Planner | Tenure: 14 years Yeneka started at the Planning Commission as an intern in 2005 and was hired soon after as a Community Planner. In January 2016 she was promoted to Senior Planner and earlier this year she was promoted to her current position, Principal Planner. One of the highlights…

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Staff Spotlight: Jason Krzyzanowski

Jason Krzyzanowski | Systems Application Developer | Tenure: 3.25 Years Jason is Plan Hillsborough’s Application Developer for our Planning Support Services Division. Jason’s accomplishments and contributions include working on and developing many of our mapping applications, including PIMA (Planning Information Management Application), One Water, the Floor Area Ratio/Density Calculator and the Community Health Atlas. He…

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Staff Spotlight: Katrina Corcoran

Katrina Corcoran, AICP | Community Planner II | Tenure: 1 year Originally from Arcadia, Florida, Katrina graduated from the University of South Florida’s Master in Urban and Regional Planning Program. She previously served as a Planner with the consulting firm Renaissance Planning before joining Plan Hillsborough. As a Community Planner, Katrina Corcoran assists with transportation-related…

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Staff Spotlight: Wanda West

Wanda West | Community Relations Coordinator | 4 years Wanda began her county government career at the West Tampa Neighborhood Service Center. During her 18-year journey with Hillsborough County, she has worked with Directors and Division Directors of the health and social services departments including Social Services, Child Care Licensing, Health Care Services, the Ryan…

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Staff Spotlight: Diego Guerra

Diego Guerra | Community Planner II | 1.5 years Diego works on the Strategic Planning, Environmental & Research Team (SPEAR) as a Community Planner II. He is responsible for infrastructure, utilities, and capital improvements planning, environmental planning, and assisting with the Hillsborough River Board. Currently he is helping with the update to the Comprehensive Plan,…

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Staff Spotlight: Sarah McKinley

Sarah McKinley | Principal Planner | 7.5 years Sarah McKinley has worked at the Hillsborough MPO for seven and a half years and currently works as the technical team lead. She also manages the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and serves as the transit liaison to HART and TBARTA.  Additionally, she also manages all the travel…

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