Staff Biographies

:: Dan DeLisi, AICP
   DeLisi Fitzgerald, Inc.

Dan DeLisi, AICP, has a comprehensive background in planning, zoning and land development regulations as a consultant for both public and private sector clients. Mr. DeLisi specializes in project entitlements and community visioning. His entitlement experience ranges from small in-fill projects to large mixed use developments of up to 6,700 acres in size, and comprehensive planning for communities of all sizes. Mr. DeLisi has extensive experience with comprehensive plan amendments and Developments of Regional Impact. For the public sector, Mr. DeLisi has led planning and visioning projects in Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties having great success in community consensus building, conflict resolution and exploring win-win solutions to complex planning problems.

Prior to founding DeLisi Fitzgerald, Mr. DeLisi held the positions of director of planning for a nationally known real estate developer, vice president of planning for a civil engineering firm and senior planner for an urban planning and landscape architecture firm.

Mr. DeLisi has been involved in policy committees on the state and local level including the Florida Impact Fee Review Task Force, to which he was appointed by House Speaker Allan Bense, the Lee County Local Planning Agency, the LaBelle Code Review Committee, and the Estero Community Planning Panel. Mr. DeLisi taught a course called The Community Planning Process at Florida Gulf Coast University, and currently teaches a course on Land Use Regulation for the executive MBA program at Nova Southeastern University. Mr. DeLisi has presented on planning issues at numerous conferences, and is a regular presenter on planning and entitlements throughout the United States for the Urban Land Institute. He is the author of articles on topics including community visioning, conflict resolution and long range planning, published by the EarthPledge Foundation, Harvard Law School, and the MIT Cooperative Mobility Project. Mr. DeLisi earned a bachelor’s degree at Brandeis University and a Master of City Planning, Urban Design Certificate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.