Mark Thomson Named Chair of the Orange County Development Advisory Board


Mark Thomson Named Chair of the Orange County Development Advisory Board

Mark Thomson, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, was recently elected Chair of the Development Advisory Board for the Orange County Board of County Commissioners.

Mark, who has served on the Development Advisory Board since 2016, will lead the efforts of the nine-member Board as they provide recommendations to the County with regard to certain development initiatives and approvals, as well as the land development code and County Comprehensive Land Use Plans. Following a two-year term as Vice Chair, Mark was elected Chairman of the Board for the 2022-2023 term during the Board’s most recent meeting, held on April 18, 2022.

“I am honored to have been elected amongst my fellow Board members for this position and look forward to continuing to serve the Orange County Government in this leadership role,” said Mark.

The primary responsibility of the Development Advisory Board, which meets monthly, is to review proposed Orange County land development regulations affecting development and redevelopment in Orange County and recommend needed changes or revisions to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Orange County Advisory Board members.

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About Mark D. Thomson

Mark Thomson is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. Mark is a licensed Landscape Architect and former Vice President of Operations for one of the nation's largest production home builders. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rated attorney, Mark's combined areas of experience include an extensive background in: Zoning and Land Use Entitlements for Residential and Commercial Development; Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions; Commercial and Residential Permitting, Development, and Construction; Creation of Governing Homeowner and Commercial Owner Association Documents; Commercial Leasing  and Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution; Complex Business, Corporate, and Construction Litigation; and, Business Entity Formation and Corporate Transactions.

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