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Community Development Department
228 S. Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33801 (Map It!)
Ph: (863) 834-6011
Fx: (863) 834-8432

Planning Staff Directory

Director - Jim C. Studiale
Assistant Director - Vacant

Administrative Assistant - Traci Vanhoy

Annexation and Enterprise Zone

Economic Development Coordinator - Jason Willey

Comprehensive Planning

Planning Manager - Celeste Deardorff
Principal Planner - Richard L. Perez

Planning Administrative Specialist - Brooke Torres

Development Review and Zoning

Chief Planner - Teresa Maio 
Principal Planner - Matthew Lyons
Senior Planner - Lorenzo Thomas
Planner - Joshua Cheney 

Planning Assistant - D'Ariel Reed

Historic Preservation

Planner -  Emily Foster 

Neighborhood Planning

Senior Planner - Lynne Simpkins

Transportation Planning

Transportation Planner - Charles Barmby

Community Redevelopment Agency

Nicole Travis - CRA Project Manager

Patricia Hendler - CRA Project Manager



GIS Supervisor - Carl Metz

GIS Technician II - Kenneth Pertuis