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Effective and collaborative consensus builder

Mechanicsville, VA

Looking for a position that will allow me to use my skills and experience to bring about positive results for the organization and the community.

Work Experience

Planner & Zoning Administrator

Essex County

Tappahannock, VA

February 2018 to Present

• Project manager for site plan, zonings, and subdivision review; 
• Manage & develop budgets for grants and the Department of Planning & Community Development; 
• Managed CDBG Process-Downtown Revitalization & Safe Routes to School Program; 
• Over $2 million in grants since 2008 (CDBG, Safe Routes to Schools, DCR, DEQ, & Fish & Wildlife); 
• Streamlined approval process & ordinances for new businesses and eliminated excessive regulatory processes; 
• Town Council adopted development and economic development policies which include; tourism, technology, state enterprise zone, and art/cultural district incentives; 
• Provided departmental budget; 
• Manage Bay Act and Floodplain regulations; 
• Developed Town wide and area specific design standards which were adopted by the Town Council; 
• Managed zoning, building, and enforcement personnel and processes for the department; 
• Initiated a marketing program, Business Development Fair, and a Shop Local Program; 
• Initiated a business visitation program; 
 
Caroline County, 233 W Broaddus Avenue, Bowling Green, VA 22427 
Planning & Zoning Administrator 
• Re-established the Technical Review Committee which reviewed all site plans & subdivisions, provided staff reports, reviewed all sign permits, Power Point presentations and development standards for the County, wrote Community and County Comprehensive Plans, worked with new businesses (small & large) to guide them through the approval process; 
• Negotiated proffers with the developer(s); 
• Developed proffer guideline policy and Countywide design standards which were included in the ordinance and comprehensive plan; 
 
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• Developed a standard operating procedures manual for planning department staff and provided brochures to the citizens about the various processes associated planning and zoning issues; 
• Update County Comprehensive Plan and developed small area plans within the County; 
• Developed outreach programs to involve citizens in the community building process; 
• Worked closely with Public Works Dept. in relation to new development projects proposed; 
• Managed Department budget requests; 
• Managed a staff of 12 professionals; 
 
Spotsylvania County, 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd., Suite 320, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 
Major Case Planner 
Managed the staff-developer review committee, processed major re-zonings (Lee’s Park & Southpoint II) and discussed such cases with representatives of the community 
• Project manager for plat review committee; 
• Presented summaries of the case to the Board and Planning Commission; 
• Negotiated proffers with the developer(s) including design aspects of various developments; 
• Subdivision/Site Plan Review & Approval; 
• Reviewed subdivision plats; 
• Wrote Zoning text amendments and instituted the Home Enterprise Ordinance; 
• Lead and managed many community meetings with citizens on various major rezoning and development projects (Lees Crossing, SouthPoint II, and Town of Chancellorsville); 
 
McGuire Woods, LLC. 1 James Center, Richmond, VA, 23219 
Planner 
• Performed research of public documents and prepared zoning cases for submittal to various local governments; 
• Participated in staff meetings and updated zoning case files as needed; 
 
Chesterfield County, PO Box 40 Chesterfield, VA 23832 
Principal Planner 
• Established a focus group to study and provide recommendations to improve the processes associated with the various applications used by the County; 
• Provided intake and initial processing of all land development applications; 
• Developed and implemented a strategic plan for the front counter section of the department based on TQI management principles; 
• Supervised staff of 4 planners, providing front counter customer service; 
 
Henrico County 4301 East Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23228 
Division of Community Maintenance 
Neighborhood Planner 
• Developed the Community Maintenance Manual for the standard operating procedures and policies of the program; 
• Implement budget goals for the Department and Volunteer hours; 
• Established weekly neighborhood cleanup meetings to ensure the operational aspects of the cleanup were successful; 
• Met with over 38 neighborhood or civic groups to provide overviews of the Community Maintenance Program; 
• Held monthly resource committee meetings involving a multi-departmental approach to the community maintenance program; 
• Clocked over 5,000 volunteer hours and rehabbed over 20 homes; 
• Managed 1 full time and approximately 200-part time employees; 
 
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Roanoke County, 5204 Bernard Dr., 2nd Floor, Roanoke, VA 24018-079 
Comprehensive Planner 
• Managed County’s Comprehensive Plan and special projects; 
• Developed a demographic analysis using Census data and other data sources; 
• Using MS Excel, MS Word, and Harvard Graphics, developed charts, tables and figures allowing the demographic analysis to be a visual document – easy to read, examine and understand; 
• Prepared the outline for the Comprehensive Plan updates and acted as project manager; 
• Produced Board reports and newsletters to citizens who participated in a “Visioning Process” as part of the Comprehensive Planning effort; 
• Participated in Strategic Plan Development; 
• Worked as a team member to organize a summary document for the “Visioning Process” and “Community Outreach Process” related to the Comprehensive Plan development; 
• Wrote the transportation element of the new comprehensive plan; 
• Participated in the “Williamson Road” Revitalization project and associated development standards policies; 
 
Warren County, 220 North Commerce Avenue Suite 100, Front Royal, Virginia 22630 
Planning Director 
• Responded to public inquiries regarding zoning and subdivision regulations and procedures for Conditional Use Permit approval; 
• Prepared a sample survey of 10 percent of the county’s population and developed an analysis of the results for the Comprehensive Plan Update (coordinated the Citizen Advisory Committees in the development of the Comprehensive Plan); 
• Developed and managed site plan review process; 
• Developed Warren County’s Enterprise Zone Application and text amendments for qualifications for incentives, leading to over $8,000,000 investments by 3 large companies (Toray Plastics of America, DuPont Paints, and Dollar General Distribution Center); 
• Managed a Zoning Administrator and an Administrative Assistant; 
• Streamlined review process for economic development projects resulting in a 50% faster approval process 
• Project manager for strategic plan and developed annual budget for the department; 
 
Town of Farmington, 1000 County Road #8, Farmington, NY 14425 
Director of Planning and Development 
• Established the Planning Department for the Town of Farmington; 
• Reviewed site plans to ensure code compliance and acted as staff to the Planning Board and Town Council; 
• Prepared and managed departmental budget; 
• Supervised Zoning Officer, Building Inspector and an administrative assistant; 
• Developed a Storm Water Management Policy; 
• Conducted a fee schedule review, increasing Town revenue from permits by 25% and reduced administrative costs by 25%; 
• Developed an industrial site directory working with the regional marketing organization lead to Unisource Paper distribution center being constructed in the Town $15,000,000 dollar investment; 
 
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Zoning Administrator

City of Raleigh NC

Raleigh, NC

August 2016 to October 2017

Plan and development of zoning text amendments and zoning opinions, manage staff of 12, prepare BZA cases, prepare staff reports for the planning commission, rep. the City on regional land use committee, manage weekly plan review committee.

Project Manager

City of Richmond, VA – DPU

Richmond, VA

August 2014 to August 2016

Project manager for E&S Plan Review/Permits, Project manager for storm water plans/permits, administer Bay act restrictions, project manager for Community Rating System (CRS) program, lead interdepartmental team to improve customer service

Deputy Town Manager for Planning & Community Development

Colonial Beach, VA

Colonial Beach, VA

August 2009 to August 2014

• Project manager for the preparation of the Historic District Revitalization plan which included a programmatic agreement with VA DHR; 
• Updated Zoning Ordinance bringing together Chamber of Commerce & Other Property Owners to develop consensus; 
• Project Management for GovDeals Auctions/Surplus Property; 
• “Listen” to various community groups to build consensus; 
• Project manager for site plan, zonings, and subdivision review; 
• Manage & develop budgets for grants and the Department of Planning & Community Development; 
• Managed CDBG Process-Downtown Revitalization & Safe Routes to School Program; 
• Over $2 million in grants since 2008 (CDBG, Safe Routes to Schools, DCR, DEQ, & Fish & Wildlife); 
• Streamlined approval process & ordinances for new businesses and eliminated excessive regulatory processes; 
• Town Council adopted development and economic development policies which include; tourism, technology, state enterprise zone, and art/cultural district incentives; 
• Provided departmental budget; 
• Manage Bay Act and Floodplain regulations; 
• Developed Town wide and area specific design standards which were adopted by the Town Council; 
• Managed zoning, building, and enforcement personnel and processes for the department; 
• Initiated a marketing program, Business Development Fair, and a Shop Local Program; 
• Initiated a business visitation program;

Planning and Zoning Administrator

Caroline County, VA

Bowling Green, VA

January 2003 to March 2009

• Re-established the Technical Review Committee which reviewed all site plans & subdivisions, provided staff reports, reviewed all sign permits, Power Point presentations and development standards for the County, wrote Community and County Comprehensive Plans, worked with new businesses (small & large) to guide them through the approval process;  
• Negotiated proffers with the developer(s); 
• Developed proffer guideline policy and Countywide design standards which were included in the ordinance and comprehensive plan; 
• Developed a standard operating procedures manual for planning department staff and provided brochures to the citizens about the various processes associated planning and zoning issues;  
• Update County Comprehensive Plan and developed small area plans within the County; 
• Developed outreach programs to involve citizens in the community building process; 
• Worked closely with Public Works Dept. in relation to new development projects proposed; 
• Managed Department budget requests; 
• Managed a staff of 12 professionals;

Education

Certificate in Economic Development & Real Estate

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning

2010

Certificate

University of Richmond Mini-MBA Program

2007

Certificate in TQI Management Program

John Tyler Community College/Chesterfield County HR

2000

M.S. in Urban Planning/Public Administration

Virginia Commonwealth University

1991

B.S. in History

Virginia Commonwealth University

1983

VAPA Public Relations Director

Va. State

Skills

ACCESS (Less than 1 year), AICP (Less than 1 year), ARCVIEW (Less than 1 year), CONTROL PLANS (Less than 1 year), CUSTOMER SERVICE (Less than 1 year)

Awards

All Amercian City

September 2009

VA Planning Education Association (now Plan-Virginia)

October 2013

Colonial Beach Revitalization Plan

Carmel Church Community Plan

October 2007

Community Plan for the Carmel Church region of Caroline County VA.

Certifications/Licenses

American Institute of Certified Planners

Property Maintenance Official

June 2006 to December 2018

Additional Information

Computer Skills: 
Windows 7, MSOffice 2010 (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Publisher), Harvard Graphics, ArcView (GIS), and Word Perfect 
 
Essex County, 202 S Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA 22560 
Zoning Administrator 
• Revise applications and citizen education efforts; 
• Administer zoning and subdivision ordinance; 
• Enforce zoning provisions; 
• Develop text amendments; 
• Manager of permitting and conditional use processes; 
• Developed and managed CIP program; 
 
City of Raleigh, NC 1 Exchange Plaza, Raleigh, NC 27502 
Planning & Zoning Administrator 
• Manage zoning /site plan review weekly meeting; 
• Write zoning opinions; 
• Represent City on regional land use committee; 
• Perform Field inspections as needed; 
• Develop text amendments to the UDO; 
• Develop applications of the UDO; 
• Work with consultants on hill side development regulations; 
 
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• Review zoning cases and condition; 
• Supervised staff of 10; 
 
City of Richmond, 900 E Broad Street, Room 110, Richmond, VA 23219 
Project Management Analyst – Water Resources Division 
• Manage the review process for storm water & erosion and sediment control plans/permits; 
• Review site pans & stormwater management, erosion & sediment, Chesapeake Bay and storm drainage plans; 
• Project manager for enrolling the City in the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS); 
• Lead a multi-department team to improve and enhance customer service in a “One-Stop Shop” environment and develop SOPs for our processes; 
• Serves as Deputy Community Rating System manager; 
• Project Manager for Silverjackets program via FEMA; 
• Represented Water Resources Division at Development Review Committees; 
 
Town of Colonial Beach, 905 McKinney Blvd. Colonial Beach, VA 22443 
Deputy Town Manager for Planning, Community Development & Economic Development 
• Project manager for the preparation of the Historic District Revitalization plan which included a programmatic agreement with VA DHR; 
• Updated Zoning Ordinance bringing together Chamber of Commerce & Other Property Owners to develop consensus; 
• Project Management for GovDeals Auctions/Surplus Property; 
• “Listen” to various community groups to build consensus; 
 
Other Related Skills 
 
➢ Skilled in effective interpersonal communication and conflict resolution 
➢ Highly organized and efficient; able to effectively multi-task and work independently or with a team 
➢ Highly proficient in conducting research, analyzing data, and effectively synthesizing information 
➢ Strong understanding of legal framework on local, state and federal levels 
➢ Software skills include: Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Power Point, Excel and ArcMap10.2.2 GIS software for site plan review

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