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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

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 to the…

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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Malone

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 Plan Policy…

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Staff Spotlight: Wade Reynolds

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 Bicycle and…

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Staff Spotlight: Tatiana Gonzalez

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 planning. She carried…

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Staff Spotlight: Michael Rempfer

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 used to create…

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Staff Spotlight: Roger Mathie

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 Area Regional…

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Staff Spotlight: Sharon Snyder

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 paperless office by…

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Staff Spotlight: Catherine Welsh

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 numerous planning, analysis,…

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Staff Spotlight: Melissa Lienhard

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 and counsel members…

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