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Staff Spotlight: Joshua Barber

Joshua Barber | Community Planner II | Tenure: 9 months Joshua Barber is a Community Planner II with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and has been with the agency for nine months. Prior to working at the MPO, he worked for a medium-sized consulting firm in Tampa doing multimodal and transit planning for two years…

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Staff Spotlight: Priya Nagaraj

Priya Nagaraj | Database Systems Technician | 3 Months Priya Nagaraj is the Database Systems Technician for our Planning Support Services Division. She will be involved in the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Improvement Program database administration and support. She will also support the access database, web development and IT for the Plan Hillsborough staff. Priya…

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Staff Spotlight: Albert Marrero

Albert Marrero | Planning Support Specialist |Tenure: 1 Year As a Planning Support Specialist, Albert intakes plan amendment applications for Unincorporated Hillsborough County and maintains and updates the supporting materials through the adoption of the amendment. In addition, he maintains and updates all county amendments on the website, is the fleet coordinator for the agency’s…

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Staff Spotlight: Mariann Abrahamsen

Mariann Abrahamsen | Senior Planner | Tenure: 1 year 2 months Mariann Abrahamsen is a Senior Planner with the Strategic Planning, Environment and Research (SPEAR) team. She is currently assisting the SPEAR team with the ongoing Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) Future Land Use Study and the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Housing Element update. Prior to her career…

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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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