Ramond A. Chiaramonte, FAICP

For four decades, Ray Chiaramonte has championed the importance of planning and provided powerful leadership to propel planning to new levels in Tampa Bay. He implemented innovations in historic preservation, urban design, new urbanism, urban service boundaries, transportation, and public participation. He accomplished this by rising to Planning Commission/MPO director, and now Regional Transportation Authority director, covering 4,000,000 citizens by coordinating land-use and transportation planning. Chiaramonte’s award-winning work, built on his dedication, integrity, and passion for building sustainable communities, has created a path to great communities for Hillsborough County and now the Tampa Bay Region. Inducted in 2016.