Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast announces two personnel appointments aimed at promoting quality development and identifying opportunities and strategies that will pave the way for a more business and customer friendly culture while honoring the City's high standards for the built environment and our exceptional quality of life.

Jason DeLorenzo, a former City Council member from 2011-2016, is being appointed to the role of Chief Development Officer. He will join the City with a wealth of experience in working with public and private organizations in the home building and land development arenas. DeLorenzo will be tasked with rebranding our building and permitting services, along with reworking our processes and our approach to engaging citizens and customers.

City Manager Matthew Morton said, "Jason not only brings the skills and ability to guide us through the challenges of today, but the vision and positive attitude to help us close the gaps of tomorrow."

Also, we are announcing the appointment of Ray Tyner to the new role of Deputy Chief Development Officer. Tyner has been with the City for 17 years, most recently as a Planning Manager responsible for growth management and overseeing and facilitating development applications.

"Ray has made great contributions to the City and is ready for the new challenge of an expanded role that is both tactically focused and aligns with his passion for organizational improvement and public service," Morton said. "I believe this leadership team will help move the Community Development Department to next level and help our customers see us truly as partners."

Tyner joined the City in 2002 as the City's first Environmental Planner. From there, he was promoted to Senior Environmental Planner and in 2005, he was promoted once again to Planning Manager.

DeLorenzo and Tyner both begin their new roles on July 8th.