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city manager , Urban planner

Martin Patrick Black, American urban planner, city manager. Recipient Merit award Historic Preservation Board Tallahassee, 1994.


Black, Martin Patrick was born on May 30, 1962 in Buffalo, New York, United States. Son of Patrick John and Michaelee Suzanne (Zankl) Black.


Bachelor in German, Psychology, University Buffalo, 1982. Master of Science in Environmental Studies, University Buffalo, 1984. Master of Public Administration in Coastal Management, University Würzburg.

Florida, 1985.


Research associate Environmental Studies Center, Amherst, New York, 1982-1984, W. Florida Regional Planning Council, Pensacola, 1984-1985. Vice president planning Gaines & Associates, Inc., 1985-1987. Planner, market analyst Baskerville-Donovan, Inc., 1987-1989.

Freelance consultant, 1987-1989. Zoning superintendent City of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 1989. Land use administrator Tallahassee/Leon County, 1989-1995.

Utility service manager City of Tallahassee, 1995-1997. Director planning, zoning, building public works Town of Longboat Key, Florida, 1997-2000. Assistant city manager City of Venice, since 2001.

Development advisory board Innovation Park, Tallahassee, 1990-1997. Expert witness United States District Court (northern district) Florida, since 1991, Florida Circuit Court (2d circuit), since 1990. Guest lecturer Florida State University, 1991-1995, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1993-1994, International Right of Way Association, 1993.


Den leader Boy Scouts American, Tallahassee, Florida, 1996-1997, aast. scoutmaster, Sarasota, since 1997. Governor appointee Geographic Advisory Council, Florida, 1997-2000. Member American Institute Certified Planners (certified), American Planning Association (lobbying correspondent since 1990), Urban Land Institute (associate), Florida Planning Association (director 1985-1987).


Married Mary Ann Marchlewski, August 10, 1985. Children: Joshua Martin, Jacob Matthew.

Patrick John Black

Michaelee Suzanne (Zankl) Black

Mary Ann Marchlewski

Joshua Martin Black

Jacob Matthew Black