Kenney Announces Director of Planning and Development Cabinet
PHILADELPHIA – In a statement, Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced that Anne Fadullon will serve as Director of the Planning and Development Cabinet. This cabinet encompasses the Division of Zoning and Planning, the Division of Development Services and the Division of Housing and Community Development. Voters approved the addition of this cabinet to the City Charter in November 2015 through a ballot initiative lead by Council President Darrell Clarke.
“Anne’s diverse accomplishments in both public and private-sector development make her the ideal choice to be the Director of Planning and Development,” said Kenney. “I’m confident that her nearly three decades of experience in city planning, real estate development, legislative policy, project financing and overall project management will create the cross-department coordination that is much needed in this area of the City.”
“I am honored to serve as the City of Philadelphia’s first director of Planning and Development,” said Fadullon. “It’s an exciting opportunity to bring our housing and development departments in closer cooperation. I’m confident this new cabinet will help us fulfill our first and foremost obligation to our citizens and city employees: creating an efficient and effective government.”
Anne Fadullon currently serves as the Director of Development for the DALE Corporation, where she has worked since 2000. Prior to her tenure at DALE, Fadullon was Director of Development at the Redevelopment Authority under then-Mayor Ed Rendell. Over her career, Fadullon has administered over 125 residential and commercial development projects, which produced over 1,500 housing units and numerous commercial enterprises, including as the Director of Planning and Development of Cocoa, Florida. Fadullon was also the first female President of the Philadelphia Building Industry Association and currently serves on the boards of several different planning organizations, including the Civic Design Review Committee, the Developers Workshop, the Steering Committee of the Design Advocacy Group, and the Lutheran Settlement House. Fadullon also served as an instructor for the Citizens Planning Institute. Fadullon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies and Economics from Lehigh University and her Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania.