Charlie Siemon

Charlie Siemon

Co-Founder, Co-Executive Producer, Chair Emeritus

Charles L. Siemon is a planning and planning law consultant who has provided professional services to public and private sector clients in more than 25 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in regard to land use planning, environmental planning, open space preservation, downtown revitalization, new community development, facilities financing and growth management.   Mr. Siemon has prepared comprehensive or special purpose plans and implementing regulations for local and regional governments and has assisted in the drafting of state legislation in a number of states

Siemon was also responsible for the development and implementation of a master plan for downtown redevelopment in Boca Raton.  This effort resulted in a $50 million infrastructure and beautification program.  Mizner Park, the City’s award-winning redevelopment project, was a direct result of this effort.  Additionally, Siemon was involved in a beach and downtown redevelopment project in the City of Clearwater, entitled One City One Future, and preparation of a downtown plan and community redevelopment plan for the City of Coral Springs.  Siemon also led the preparation of a downtown master plan, including the design of a new downtown from scratch, and a community redevelopment plan for the City of Oviedo.

Mr. Siemon’s civic contributions include Chair of and membership on the Boca Raton Community Hospital’s Board of Directors; Committee member of the Boca Raton Community Hospital’s Finance and Outreach Committees; and founding Chairman of the non-profit organization entitled Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, Inc., implementing and designing a cultural facilities center at the north end of Mizner Park.  Siemon has served on the Festival of the Arts BOCA steering committee and as Chair since the commencement of the Festival in 2007.

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