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James C. Jordan Appointed to Planning Director Position - Rises Through the Ranks to Department’s Top Position

James C. Jordan

Today, City Manager Judie Zimomra announced that James C. Jordan, has been appointed to the position of the City of Sanibel Planning Director.

News Release – For Immediate Release
June 12, 2009
City of Sanibel
Contact: Sanibel City Manager’s Office (239) 472-3700

 

James C. Jordan Appointed to Planning Director Position -

Rises Through the Ranks to Department’s Top Position

Today, City Manager Judie Zimomra announced that James C. Jordan, has been appointed to the position of the City of Sanibel Planning Director. Jordan joined the City of Sanibel staff in 1985. His accomplishments include working on the following projects:

  • Preparation of the Evaluation and Appraisal Report based amendments of the Sanibel Plan
  • Preparation of Land Development Code Amendments for Emergency Electric Power Generator
  • Development and preparation of the City Build-back Regulations
  • Facilitating the Local Business Roundtable Discussion Group
  • Preparation of Citizen’s Guide to Coastal and Flood Plain Management
  • Inventorying and updating the City’s telecommunications tolerant areas

Jordan has over 24 years of professional planning experience, all with the City of Sanibel. He began his career with Sanibel as a Planning Technician and was later appointed to the position of Planner. He has been serving as the Acting Planning Director since March 2009. He attended Sanibel Elementary School, earned his Associates in Arts Degree from Edison Community College and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida majoring in Public Administration with a minor in Urban Planning.

Jordan’s Goals as Planning Director are to continue implementation of the Sanibel Plan and the Land Development Code; maintaining a productive Planning Department responsive to the citizens and visitors of Sanibel; and implementing the Department’s work programs as determined by City Council and the City Manager.

Jordan, a Sanibel resident, son of the late Carl and Mozella Jordan, is married to Marguerite, and has two daughters, Alicia Jordan of Washington, DC and Angelica Jordan of Sanibel and is a proud new grandfather to Amaya.