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Village of Tequesta

Mrs. Zacarias, a Land Planner, certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners, was contracted by the Village of Tequesta to provide Planning and Zoning services in October 2010. Since then, she has performed her duties as the Community Development Director in a professional, efficient and cost-effective manner.

As the Community Development Director, Mrs. Zacarias has been responsible for directing, coordinating and administering the Community Development Department. Her professionalism and wide-ranging experience have been demonstrated to the benefit of the Village.

Mrs. Zacarias has consistently used her knowledge, experience and communication skills to provide a wide range of planning services to the Village. Her responsibilities have included the review and processing of development projects including site plans, special exceptions, variances, and all other community development concerns. Mrs. Zacarias prepares and presents development projects to the Planning and Zoning Board and the Village Council. She has been instrumental in code text amendments and updating the Village’s Comprehensive Plan.

Abby Brennan – Mayor of the Village of Tequesta

City of Lake Worth Beach

Ms. Zacarias has been contracted with the City of Lake Worth Beach for nearly six years to provide current and long-range planning assistance as well as neighborhood planning.

Over the course of the past six years, Ms. Zacarias has assisted the City with numerous significant projects including a complete update and needs analysis for the City’s 2017 EAR Based amendments to its Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map, several key recommendations on Land Development Regulation amendments and case studies related to new in-fil development as well as the development studies necessary to produce the City’s “Envision” brochure on economic development. Her last project was the preparation of a city wide neighborhood planning initiative including a draft neighborhood planning document and survey.

Ms. Zacarias’s contributions to the City’s Planning & Zoning efforts have been numerous. She has consistently demonstrated her professionalism and understanding of the City’s uniqueness and urban planning challenges.
She has been truly committed to advancing the City’s urban sustainable growth effort and has worked well with multiple staff members across many departments.

The City has been very fortunate to have Ms. Zacarias as a consultant and will benefit from her contributions for many years to come.

William Waters – Community Sustainability Director of the City of Lake Worth Beach

Lighthouse Art Center

Lighthouse Art Center would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Village of Tequesta staff as they helped us navigate our way through the process of bringing our building project to a vote by the Village Council.

Many thanks to the entire village staff who worked with us through this process. They were friendly and professional. In particular, Nilsa and Lance were tremendously helpful, and their diligence and assistance was invaluable to us.

Nancy Politsch – CEO/CFO of Lighthouse ArtCenter