Planning Staff Directory

The Planning staff is here to provide you with professional, knowledgeable, quality service utilizing all available resources.

Please contact the Reviewer on Call desk at 941-749-3070 for all Planning and Zoning inquiries.

Development Services

Division Manager and County Zoning Official  

Fred Goodrich

941-748-4501 Ext. 6866


Reviewer on Call - Development Services


The following Section is responsible for front counter operations, assisting customers with land development regulations regarding site development, site plan intake and completeness review, site plan routing, electronic project submittal (Buzzsaw), building permit zoning review and Addressing 

Phyllis Strong

Development Services Section Manager

Reviewer on Call

941-748-4501 Ext. 6865


Name E-mail Phone Ext.



Vickie Warner

Senior Planning & Zoning Tech 941-748-4501 6850

Suzanne Cook

Planning & Zoning Tech II 941-748-4501 6864



Robert Sweeney

Planning & Zoning Tech III 941-748-4501 3834

Sherri Sheppard

Planning & Zoning Tech II 941-748-4501 3821

Nicole Bradshaw

Planning & Zoning Tech II 941-748-4501 6833

Dana M. Della Costa

Planning & Zoning Tech I 941-748-4501  6937

Laurie Menard

Planning & Zoning Tech I 941-748-4501 3908


Comprehensive Planning - Public Hearings


The Planning Services Division consists of the Development Review, Agenda, Comprehensive Planning, and the GIS Mapping Sections of the Development Services. This Division oversees the Comprehensive Plan and Development Review and primarily deals with the public hearing-related land development applications and maintains the Comprehensive Plan. 


Name E-mail Phone Ext

Lisa Barrett

Planning Manager 941-748-4501 6884

 Margaret Tusing

Principal Planner   941-748-4501  6828

 Ryan Todd

Planner I 941-748-4501 3437


Public Hearing Division

Nicole Knapp

Planning Section Manager

941-748-4501 Ext. 6836


Name E-mail Phone Ext

Rossina Leider

Principal Planner 941-748-4501 6859

Dorothy Rainey

Senior Planner 941-748-4501 6851

Jamie Schindewolf

Planner I 941-748-4501 6861

 Kimberly Middleton

Planner I 941-748-4501 6837

Bobbi Roy

Senior Planning & Zoning Tech 941-748-4501 6878

Erin Gostkowski

Planning & Zoning Tech II 941-748-4501 3838


Planning - Administrative Review


The Administrative Review Section of the Building and Development Services Department primarily deal with the administrative review of land development applications and code interpretations.


Administrative Review Division - Development Services

Robert Wenzel

Planning Section Manager

941-748-4501 Ext. 6845 

Name E-mail Phone Ext.

 James Rigo

Principal Planner 941-748-4501 6905

 Stephanie Moreland

Senior Planner 941-748-4501 3880

Barney Salmon

Planner I 941-748-4501 6902

Diana Lonergan

Planner I  941-748-4501  3841

Tracy Trahan

Planner I 941-748-4501 3877

Greg Marcotte

Senior Planning & Zoning Tech 941-748-4501 6215

Susan Angersoll

Planning & Zoning Tech I 941-748-4501 3934


Environmental Planning


The balance of growth and development is accomplished through addressing all of the following areas during review of a project and providing comments to the Planning Department case manager for a particular development project: Tree Preservation & Removal/Replacement, Erosion & Sediment Control Plan, Threatened & Endangered Species Protection, Well Management Plans, Hazardous Materials Assessments, Wetland Protection, Habitat Preservation and Wetland Mitigation & Monitoring.


Environmental Planning Division

Robert Knable

Planning Section Manager

941-748-4501 Ext. 6206


Name E-Mail Phone Ext

Kathleen Davis

Planner II 941-748-4501 6847

Gary Race

Planner I 941-748-4501 6936

Kara Koenig

Planner I 941-748-4501 6841

Brittany Serafin

Planning & Zoning Tech I 941-748-4501 6204


How Will We Grow


How Will We Grow will create a blueprint for how Manatee County will grow by the year 2035. Holistic process to include public input meetings, Land Development Code & Comprehensive Plan changes related to managing future growth in the community.