Manager, Planning Division
Alberto A. Vargas, Manager, Orange County, Planning Division. He has served as Planning Manager for Orange County since November 2012, where he oversees; Long-Range and Current Planning, Urban Design & Placemaking, as well as the Research & Economic Development sections of the Division. Alberto has 24 years of experience in Planning and Urban Design which straddle the realms of the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Orange County, Alberto led the Urban Design Section of Pasco County’s Planning & Development Department. As part of his experience in the private sector, Alberto co-founded Martin & Vargas Design, where he designed and planned projects for public and private clients throughout Central Florida, Baltimore, Central America and Africa. He served as Winter Park’s first town architect and was the City’s Assistant Planning Director and Community Redevelopment Agency Manager. Alberto is proficient in implementing planning best practices and principles of design evolving out of the history and the context of place.