City of Boca Raton hires key staff positions

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City prepares to increase staffing levels to pre-recession levels BOCA RATON, FL – Recent goal setting priorities are beginning to take shape at Boca Raton City Hall as several key staff positions have been filled to address top action items for 2015-2016. Priorities include the implementation of a communications position and plan, a development process improvement plan, an economic development position and plan, and improved City service levels and staffing. These objectives have been addressed with the appointment and hiring of the three key positions. The City’s Economic Development efforts will now be lead by Economic Development Manager and Boca Raton resident, Jessica Del Vecchio. Del Vecchio, who holds a BSBA and MBA from Lynn University, comes from a finance and financial sales background with over 15 years of experience at firms including Haar Capital Management and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. She can be reached at 561-393-7761. Ty Harris, the City’s new Development Services Director brings extensive private sector and land development experience to Boca Raton. Harris, who held a similar position with Charlotte County, hopes to simplify and streamline the development processes by implementing initiatives that may include an ombudsman program and a call tracker system. Mr. Harris can be reached at 561-393-7789. Also a result of the May 2015 goal setting session is the creation of a new position, Communications and Marketing Manager. Chrissy Biagiotti, who has been with the City since 2010 and has managed the successful operation and programming of the Mizner Park Amphitheater, has been promoted to the position. Biagiotti, a lifelong resident of Boca Raton and graduate of Florida Atlantic University, brings over 20 years of marketing and community relations experience to the position. Biagiotti can be reached at 561-393-7757. In addition to these three positions, City staffing levels are beginning to reflect the levels prior to the recent recession. According to City Manager, Leif Ahnell, “These new positions will improve the quality of services currently being provided and will ensure that Boca Raton remains a vibrant, sustainable City in which to live, work and play.” All of these new positions will support the City’s mission to engage with the community, develop partnerships with the community, and provide world class services which are responsive to the community.