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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

June 2020 – 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…

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Staff Spotlight: Mark Hudson

June 2020 – 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…

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Staff Spotlight: Cheryl Wilkening

May 2020 – 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…

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Staff Spotlight: Yeneka Mills

May 2020 – 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…

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Staff Spotlight: Jason Krzyzanowski

April 2020 – 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…

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Staff Spotlight: Katrina Corcoran

April 2020 – 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…

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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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Staff Spotlight: Terry Eagan

Terry Eagan | Project Manager/Librarian | 16 years Terry Eagan manages approximately 4,500 volumes of planning related materials. This includes government documents, Presidential papers and transportation plans. Terry also performs research for the Strategic Planning, Environmental & Research (SPEAR) team where he tracks new construction patterns throughout the county and jurisdictions. Additionally, he assists in…

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Staff Spotlight: Jiwuan Haley

Jiwuan Haley, AICP | Senior Planner | 9 months Jiwuan Haley is a Senior Planner in our Comprehensive Planning Policy and Review Division. She assists the team with reviewing rezoning cases and Comprehensive Plan amendments for consistency with the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan. She is currently tasked with reviewing several rezoning cases to familiarize…

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Staff Spotlight: Greg Colangelo

Gregory Colangelo | Computer Graphic Designer | 34 years Gregory Colangelo’s career at the Planning Commission began in February of 1986 B.C. (Before Computers). Hired as a Draftsman-1, he learned the basics of comprehensive plan mapping at a time when everything was produced, printed and colored by hand, along with many other projects supporting the…

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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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