Ricardo Noguera

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Ricardo Noguera hails from New York. He was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island. His education includes a B.A. in Cultural Geography from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a M.C.P. in City and Regional Planning from U.C. Berkeley.

Noguera has more than 22 years of experience in the field of community economic development representing communities throughout the San Francisco bay area, south Florida, Los Angeles, and for the past five years the central valley community of Visalia, California. He joins the City of Tacoma’s Community & Economic Development Department as Director in September 2012.

Key successes include authoring the Industrial Protection Zone in San Francisco’s Mission District; build-out of two RDA project areas in East Palo Alto, including recruitment of IKEA and negotiating several development agreements with retailers and 400,000 square feet of office development; administered entitlement process for 4,800 units of high rise luxury condos, managed completion of master plan for Johnson and Wales university in North Miami; financed several affordable housing developments and a market-rate retail and residential development in South Los Angeles; and recruited and filled more than 450,000 sf of national retailers to the Mooney Blvd. commercial corridor and expansion and recruitment of more than a dozen industrial firms in Visalia’s industrial park during the 2007-12 recession….
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Patricia Clare

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Patricia Clare has over twenty-five years experience in the field of planning, downtown revitalization, and economic development. Currently serving as Deputy Director for Louisville Metro’s Department for Economic Growth and Innovation, Ms. Clare leads the Advanced Planning Team whose primary effort is to guide Mayor Greg Fischer’s goal of developing a 25-year vision for the Louisville community….
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Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland among Four U.S. Mayors Named as Fellows by the Urban Land Institute Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership In Land Use

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership has named Mayor Marilyn Strickland, of Tacoma, Washington along with three other mayors of major U.S. cities to serve in fellowships for the Center through 2013. Strickland’s local team will join those led by the mayors of Austin, Texas; Hartford, Connecticut; and Louisville, Kentucky. The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide city leaders with the insights, peer-to-peer learning, and analysis needed to successfully build and sustain their cities….
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Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra among Four U.S. Mayors Named as Fellows by the ULI Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership In Land Use

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership has named Mayor Pedro Segarra, of Hartford, Connecticut along with three other mayors of major U.S. cities to serve in fellowships for the Center through 2013. Segarra’s local team will join those led by the mayors of Austin, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky and Tacoma, Washington. The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide city leaders with the insights, peer-to-peer learning, and analysis needed to successfully build and sustain their cities….
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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer among Four U.S. Mayors Named as Fellows by the Urban Land Institute Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership In Land Use

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership has named Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and three other outstanding local community leaders to serve in fellowships for the Center through 2013. Fischer’s local team will join three others led by the mayors of Austin, Hartford, and Tacoma. The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide city leaders with the insights, peer-to-peer learning, and analysis they need to successfully build and sustain their cities….
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