Jon Adams, BA
Summary of Qualifications
Performs municipal and private sector planning work for clients including the City of Sebring , Sebring Downtown CRA, The City of Clewiston CRA, various Land Developers and other private sector clients. In addition to general planning work, hemanages the MJA Consulting GIS department, preforms all GIS analysis and residential site design work for the company.
Planner/GIS Design Studio
MJA Consulting, LLC
Planners of Record for the City of Sebring
Processed large, small scale and text amendments, ORC and NOI reports; assisted in zoning administration, drafting of the concurrency management system, EAR, as well as performing all of the City's GIS functions including: Future Land Use and Zoning Maps, Updating and Maintained GIS databases, generating Data and Analysis maps for the EAR, Concurrency Management system and comprehensive plan amendments.
Downtown Sebring CRA
Production manager and editor for the Sebring Downtown CRA manual, Design Guidelines, co-drafted CRA overlay zoning district ordinance, GIS analysis and mapping.
The City of Clewiston CRA
Generated GIS maps and data and analysis, Lynch-type analysis of the CRA, edited and co-wrote sections of the Community Redevelopment Plan, assisted in facilitation of public participation meetings, stakeholder meetings.
Private planning clients
Prepared zoning and large and small scale amendment applications, impact assessment statements, and minor traffic studies for development projects throughout Polk County, Florida.
Designed and created conceptual site plans for residential developments throughout Polk County , Florida incorporating new urbanism design principles, traditional neighborhood design, green design.
Imperial Lake Golf and Racquet Club
Production manager and editor for Clubhouse study.
Leedy Lifetime Works Tour
Created maps and acted as editor for visitor activity management process for a grant tourism project in Winter Haven, Florida .
University of South Florida
Tampa , FL
Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Urban studies
Certificate Peace Corp Voluntary School
Liceu a. Doci School
Course work included: Romanian Language, Teacher Training, Environmental Education, Cross-cultural training
2006-Present MJA Consulting, LLC
GIS Analyst / Graphics Artist, prepares maps and documents
2005- 2006 City of Lakeland : Community Development
Duties included: Preparation of presentations to City Commission/Historic Preservation Board. Wrote articles on Historical Preservation for quarterly publications. Assisted in revision of Design Guidelines for Historic Districts. Composed correspondence/literature for the department.
2003-2005 Peace Corps
Republic of Moldova
Volunteer - Completed two years of volunteer service in the Republic of Moldova.
Activities included: Conducted English Language classes for grades 6 -12, created an English club for students and organized English and computer training for local adults. Organized community activities such as an Earth Day clean-up and a Peace Corps awareness day. Assisted in facilitation of teacher training seminars for Moldavian teachers and fellow volunteers.
January 2003-May 2003 West Area Adult School
Lakeland , FL
Volunteered as a teacher's assistant at West Area Adult School for the TEFL (Teaching English as a Second Language) program.
2000-2002 City of Lakeland
Lakeland , FL
Assistant to the North McIntosh Unit 5 construction manager
Duties included: Verified system components to as-built construction prints and verified vendor corrections/revisions and performed technical data research. Designed the filing and archive systems for all Unit 5 construction documentation and assisted in establishing the initial Unit 5 operations office. Assisted in Project Work and Contract Administration.
FDOT Level of Service Training
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design CPTED
GIS / ESRI Training
Public Access, Privacy & Security: US Law and Policy
Peace Corps Training:
Grassroots Project Implementation
Romanian Language, Teacher Training, Environmental Education, Cross-cultural training.
Goethe Institute of Berlin, Germany
Certificate of Completion, 2001
Language Immersion Program
Proficient user of ESRI ArcView GIS 9.2 Desktop Software
Multi-Lingual (English/Romanian/Moldavian some German);
1,000+ hrs of Teaching and Classroom experience