. CONSENT AGENDA
201 SOUTH ROSALIND AVENUE. P.O. Box 1393. ORLANDO FL 32801
RICHARD T. CROTTY
June 27, 2007
Board of County Commissioners
Mayor Richard T. Crotty
Managerial Appointment - Planning Division Manager
It is my pleasure to inform you of the appointment of Susan Caswell to the position of Manager,
Planning Division, Growth Management Department. Ms. Caswell has been serving as the Interim
Planning Manager since January 2007. In this role she has been responsible for ensuring policy
consistency with the division's strategic plan, coordinating joint planning agreements, special area
studies, and land use amendments. Under her guidance, the division has taken on many projects
including developing an Infill Master Plan and updating the Comprehensive Plan based on last
year's Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR). She also administers grants, RFP's, and contracts
as well as assists in the preparation of the division's budget.
Prior to becoming Interim Manager, Ms. Caswell served as Planning Administrator since August
2006. Before coming to Orange County, she was employed by the East Central FloridaRegional
Planning Council for 19 years where she was promoted up through the ranks holding multiple
positions including Planner, Senior Planner, and Director of Operations. As the Director of
Operations, she partnered with Orange County Government to host the Central Florida Workforce
Housing Summit among other notable accomplishments. She graduated from the University of
Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration. She is
currently an adjunct professor with Rollins College and is also a certified planner and thepresident
of the Center for Affordable Housing, Inc. Board of Directors.
Ms. Caswell will begin her new role on July 16, 2007 at an annual starting salary of $94,500.
Ms. Caswell's resume is attached for your review. If you have any questions regarding this
appointment, please contact Ajit Lalchandani or me.
Confirmation of the appointment of Susan Caswell, as Manager,
Planning Division, Growth Management Department
Ajit Lalchandani, County Administrator
David Heath, Deputy County Administrator
Sharon Donoghue, Deputy County Administrator
Jim Harrison, Director, Growth Management
Ricardo Daye, Director, Human Resources
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