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DAVID B. G ROVER, AICP

7725 Robert E. Lee Drive · Virginia 22551 · ·

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: 

With over 27 years in local government planning and development programs, I am committed to providing excellent services that enhance the quality of life for communities. I bring an array of experience and abilities to successfully lead a team, accomplish multiple goals, meet deadlines, and understand and address complex issues and projects. I pride myself on my commitment to excellence in customer service and getting the job done correctly the first time.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Principal/President
 

Spotsylvania, Virginia
Owner and principal professional planner for a consulting firm providing a variety of services related to
land use planning, including preparation of ordinances, comprehensive plans, zoning, site design, historic preservation, transportation and environmental planning, and permitting. Provide expert witness testimony related to land use planning and zoning.
 

ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Orange, Virginia
Directed and managed county-wide long and short range planning, zoning, site plan and subdivision review, building permitting and inspections, erosion and sediment control, and bio-solids monitoring. Managed professional consultant contracts. Served as Zoning Administrator, Subdivision Agent, Erosion and Sediment Control Program Administrator, Secretary to the Planning Commission and Secretary to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Managed all County GIS systems. Prepared and administered the annual operating budget. Handled all departmental personnel matters, including evaluations, hiring and discipline/dismissals.

Planning and Facility Development Director, 2005-2007

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY

Prince William, Virginia

Department manager providing oversight of all long-range planning, site master planning, capital project development, engineering and design, plan approval and permitting, and construction project management. Administer $1.9 million capital maintenance and $27 million capital improvement budgets. Initiated and implemented GIS through acquisition of hardware, software and staff training. Primary liaison to public, local government, and community organizations related to planning, project design, development and construction.

Planner III, 2000 TO 2005
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY OFFICE OF PLANNING
Prince William, Virginia
Performed analysis of rezoning and special use permit applications. Managed inter-agency reviews of rezoning and special use permit applications; negotiated appropriate mitigation measures consistent with the Comprehensive Plan; prepared and presented cases before the Planning Commission and Board of County Supervisors. Conducted analysis and prepared reports and recommendations on costs of review processes and fees. Interacted with the general public, community groups, the development community and various state and local government agency representatives, providing information, data analysis and recommendations.

Town Planner/Zoning Administrator, 1999 TO 2000
TOWN OF DUMFRIES
Dumfries, Virginia
Performed all current and long-range planning and zoning administration functions for the Town, which included review of site and subdivision plans, rezoning and special use permits, and development of updates for the Comprehensive Plan and implementing ordinances.

Capital Projects Coordinator, 1998 to 1999
D EPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
Alexandria, Virginia
Coordinated and managed renovation and construction projects from inception through design, bidding,
construction and close-out. Developed the end user's program of requirements, coordinated review of designs; prepared specifications, cost estimates, bid packages, construction agreements, change orders, addendums and amendments; conducted inspections to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and contract documents; maintained project records; served as liaison with architects, engineers, contractors, departmental representatives and consultants; and, developed long-range facility and capital project plans. Implemented use of MS Projects in management of capital projects.

President, 1992 to 1998
HARMONY RESTORATION, INC.
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Owned and managed a consulting and contracting firm specializing in preservation and restoration of historic buildings. Performed all marketing, sales, estimating, scheduling, and accounting functions. Conducted inspection and evaluation of structures, design, project management, and was the principal craftsman doing carpentry, masonry, plaster, drywall, concrete, painting, roofing, millwork and cabinetry.

Assistant Planning Director, 1990 to 1992
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
Stafford, Virginia
Supervised the daily administrative and technical operations of the development review and comprehensive planning divisions. Authored a comprehensive update of the Zoning Ordinance; prepared a departmental operations manual; prepared and administered the annual operating budget; managed implementation of GIS programs with the department; and, managed special projects and consultant contracts.

Development Manager (Deputy Planning Director), 1989 to 1990
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Hernando County, Florida
Managed the Development Regulatory Division, which encompassed the functions of development review, code enforcement (zoning, housing and environmental), construction plan review, permitting, and inspections, and contractor licensing. Implemented a reorganization plan, troubleshooting and coordinating the various functions of the division, including budget and personnel administration. Established an employee-based quality improvement program to garner input from staff in resolving systemic procedural issues.

Development Review Planner, 1988 to 1989
MO NROE COUNTY GROWTH MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Monroe County, Florida
Performed review and analyses of rezoning, subdivisions, conditional use permits, and occupational licensing applications. Conducted studies regarding the local airport, environmental resources and historic sites for the Comprehensive Plan.

Owner/Operator, 1984 to 1988
HARMONY CONTRACTING
Evansville, Indiana
Owner, manager and principal craftsman operating a contracting and consulting firm specializing in historic restoration.

Senior Neighborhood Planner, 1981 to   1984
EVANSVILLE DEPARTMENT OF METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT
Evansville, Indiana
Administered the Neighborhood Revitalization Services Program; liaison between the City and community organizations; prepared CDBG grant applications, monitored funded projects, and prepared annual Grantee
Performance Reports. Conducted special studies and acted as liaison to various other departments of City government. Implemented and administered a consolidated the City's housing and environmental code enforcement program. Served as code compliance officer investigating potential violations, preparing reports and serving as an expert witness.

Planner, 1978 -1981
HENDERSON CITY COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
HENDERSON, KENTUCKY
Performed site and subdivision plan review; prepared maps and graphics for various studies and presentations; assisted in administering CDBG-funded projects; responded to requests for information from and provided technical assistance to citizens and the development community. I also conducted a study for the County with respect to coal resources and mining potential, identifying areas of surface-mining accessible seams.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION:

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE
Bachelor of Science
·   Major: Urban Planning
·   Minor: Public Administration
 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PLANNERS
Certified Professional Planner
 


·   Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency
 

o   Employment Law

o   Senior Executive Leadership Development
o   Advanced Facilitation Skills
·   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

o   Identification and Delineation of U.S. Jurisdictional Wetlands
 

o   Construction Inspection Certification
·   Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
o   Basic Erosion and Sediment Control
o   Erosion and Sediment Control Program Administration
·   Fredericksburg, Virginia Architectural Review Board Member
 

·   University of Wisconsin - Madison
o   Existing Housing Inspection Certification

o   Member, National Review Panel for Pre-Disaster Mitigation
·   Department of Homeland Security, Emergency Management Institute
o   Principles of Emergency Management
·   ESRI (Environmental Science Research Institute)
o   Introduction to ArcGIS
o   GIS for Managers
·   Virginia Transportation Research Council, University of Virginia
o   Traffic Impact Analysis
o   Using SYNCHRO and SimTraffic6 for Signal Timing, Capacity Analysis and Simulation
·   Prince William County Leadership Program

 
TRAINING AND ACTIVITIES:


Director of Community Development, 2007 to 2009

HARMONY PLANNING ASSOCIATES, 2009 - PRESENT