Robert J. Mulhere, FAICP

Robert Mulhere's contributions to the planning profession have positively impacted the quality of life in southwest Florida for generations to come. He has led the process in developing effective long-range planning for vast rural, agricultural areas in this rapidly changing region. These policies incorporate innovative incentives focused on balancing landowner rights and environmental protection. They effectively prevent conversion of rural lands, often prematurely, to low-density sprawling subdivisions that would fragment and ultimately diminish or destroy the critical environmental value of these vast areas. The result has been perpetual protection of thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive lands. Inducted 2010.