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Rebecca Caldwell Takes Helm at Planning, Zoning & Building
On May 1, Rebecca Caldwell began her tenure as executive director of the Palm Beach County Planning, Zoning & Building Department (PZB). She replaces Barbara Alterman, who retired in April.
Rebecca is a 24-year employee of Palm Beach County, and since September 2005 had been the County Building Official and director of the Building Division. Prior to that, she held numerous positions in the Building Division.
Rebecca was largely responsible for developing and implementing the county’s award-winning One Stop Permitting Center. She played a key role in the creation of the Urban Redevelopment Area and provided valuable input regarding modifications to the Unified Land Development Code. Rebecca‘s experience includes interaction with various industry stakeholders, regulatory and advisory boards, professional code organizations, governmental and regulatory agencies, and elected officials.
Before coming to work for Palm Beach County, Rebecca worked in the private sector in the construction management field. One of her most notable jobs was project manager for Trump Plaza in downtown West Palm Beach. The plaza was one of the first mixed-use developments in the county.
Rebecca has a degree from the University of Florida in building construction with a minor in architecture, and several course credits in planning and urban development. Her appointment as executive director of PZB will provide a smooth and professional transition.
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