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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Personable Community Development Director who promotes talents in urban planning, economic development, land use and development, permitting and public policy implementation. Energetic and detail-oriented with over 20-year background of progressively responsible professional growth with a passion for working with people.

  • Urban planning
  • Community engagement
  • Public policy enhancements
  • Economic Development
  • Team building
  • Knowledgeable in GIS, Edmunds, Kronos, MS Office
Work History
Community Development Director, 2006 to 06/2021
Minnesota City JobsMinnetonka, MN,
  • Fostered and coordinated team cooperation between other City departments to promote overall sustainability and quality of life for residents, business partners and stakeholders . newly established Quality of Life Division (formerly Code Enforcement) .
  • Actively participated and attended various organizational networking opportunities and events resulting in strong relationships leading to progressive economic development opportunities within the City.
  • Facilitated community meetings with county and municipal officials to substantially expand economic development within the City .
  • Analyzed existing economic situations relative to business attraction and expansion; reviewed various techniques for business attraction & retention and resolved sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Independently managed all City long and short-range planning activities including annexations, rezonings, variances, land development plan reviews for permitting and all land use inquiries .
  • Coordinated and oversaw the City’s Comprehensive Plan creation, implementation and updates with the Atlanta Regional Commission.
  • Oversaw all activities with the City’s Planning & Zoning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Prepared all staff reports and supporting documents representing the Department at all public hearings before the elected as well as volunteer boards and commissions.
  • Developed short- and long-term strategies to enhance and grow sustainable economic development of Acworth.
  • Oversaw staff development through training, workshops and other learning opportunities.
  • Managed bi-weekly payroll for the Department, as well as insurance matters, workman's compensation and compliance reporting.
  • Conducted yearly employee evaluations to assess each team member’s strengths as well as opportunities for improvement.
  • Developed annual budgets and provide financial oversight by recommending budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures.
Zoning Administrator, 2004 to 2006
City Of Greenacres, FlGreenacres, FL,
  • Conducted all City long and short-range planning activities including annexations, rezonings, variances, land development plan reviews for permitting and all land use inquiries.
  • Converted processes to incorporate paperless documentation and archiving.
  • Oversaw all activities with the City’s Planning & Zoning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission.
Land Development Superintendent, 2003 to 2004
Kb HomesSpring Valley, CA,
  • Oversaw all land development activities of new home over five counties preparing lots for building as well as all amenity packages.
  • Oversaw all permitting activities with applicable local government jurisdictions.
  • Oversaw expansive development budgets for multiple large communities.
Zoning Administrator/County Arborist, 1999 to 2003
Eplus TechnologyHenrietta, NY,
  • Oversaw the County’s zoning and land use regulations.
  • Established the County’s first “one-stop” development plan review process by coordinating and overseeing plans from submittal to permitting with Engineering, Environmental Health, Building, and other pertinent reviewing departments.
  • Operated as the County’s commercial development inspector overseeing land development activities for all non-residential projects and telecommunication tower projects county-wide.
  • Inspected and enforced the County’s zoning, tree-save and riparian buffers during land development.
Project Manager, 1996 to 1999
HydroGeoLogicCity, STATE,
  • Conducted Potentially Responsible Party investigations in preparation of legal proceedings to recoup Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund mitigation costs.
  • Interviewed parties involved to obtain operational history of violations resulting in contaminated sites falling under the EPA’s Superfund Division.
  • Prepared full and extensive reports documenting varying levels of contributions to contaminated sites in effort to offset EPA cleanup and mitigation efforts.
  • Oversaw billable hours, federally allotted budgets and time management and cost occurring activities for over fifty ongoing investigations throughout EPA’s Region 4 – Southeast Region.
Bachelor of Science: Environmental Development And Design, Expected in 06/1996
Southern Polytechnic State University - Marietta, GA
  • Assisted in the creation of the Community Development Department merging previously independently operating Building Inspections and Planning & Zoning Departments, later incorporating GIS and expanding to the Quality of Life (Code Enforcement) Division.
  • Collaborated in the redevelopment of the City’s Parkside Entertainment District resulting in over $25 million in public/private investment opportunities revitalizing a previously economically depressed area of the City.
  • Rebranded an underperforming Code Enforcement Department into community education and outreach resulting in exceptional partnerships between residents, spiritual leaders, corporate stakeholders and County partners.
  • Land Use Coordinating Committee (LUCC), Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Metro Atlanta Housing Task Force Committee, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • CobbForward Technical Committee
  • GA HB 489 Intergovernmental Staff Advisory Committee
  • Wellstar Cherokee Health Park Community Leadership Council member, 01/2020 - present.

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