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Economic & Community Development

The Economic and Community Development Department manages development through effective planning and zoning practices designed to create vibrant commercial districts and promote an atmosphere for businesses to thrive; facilitates economic development activities that assist in fostering a strong local economy; enhances the quality of life for residents by promoting an environment where they can work and live; protects natural resources by encouraging environmentally sustainable development; provides the highest level of professional, ethical, and customer-oriented services to the public.
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Department Contact Information

2042 Park Avenue Orange Park, Florida 32073
(904) 264-2635
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
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Stephen Smith, AICP, Director of Economic & Community Development

Phone: (904) 264-2635
Email: ssmith@townop.com

Mr. Smith joined the Town of Orange Park in March 2016. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geography, with a concentration in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of West Georgia. Mr. Smith brings with him 25 years of experience from the Planning & Development Department at the City of Jacksonville. He is an active member of the American Planning Association and has been AICP certified since 1999.
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