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Vince PardoVince J. Pardo

Ybor City Community Redevelopment Area

Vince J. Pardo is a native of Tampa's Ybor City. For the past 25 years, he has served in a variety of voluntary capacities, which include President of the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce, the Italian Club, the Ybor Coalition, Tampa-Agrigento Sister Cities Committee and the Consortium of Historic Clubs. He has served additionally with the Barrio Latino Commission, the Ybor City State Museum, the Ybor Roundtable and the Ybor Redevelopment Agency. He is a recipient of several community awards including the Don Vicente Ybor Award, the Sam Leto Award and the Paolo Longo award. Vince is a graduate of Brandon High School. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA in Psychology/Sociology and has completed major graduate course work in Public Administration.  

Professionally, Vince was employed for 30 years with Hillsborough County government, overseeing a variety of departments providing human services, community development, planning services, criminal justice and substance abuse, neighborhood relations, grant administration and procurement programs. In 1999, Vince was offered the opportunity to work with the City of Tampa as Manager of the Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC), a division of the City of Tampa's Urban Development Department.

Although Vince and the division's staff are employees of the City of Tampa, one of their primary responsibilities is to provide professional staff support to the non-profit Ybor City Development Corporation, Inc. (Corporation). The Corporation serves as a community roundtable representing every major stakeholder category and organization in Ybor City. YCDC and the Corporation are responsible for overseeing development activities within Ybor City's 2 Community Redevelopment Areas and the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District. YCDC activities include short and long range planning, administration of 2 Tax Increment Funds, coordinating District operational issues such as infrastructure improvements, signage, parking, traffic, marketing, security, cleanliness and esthetics. The division also manages a District Ambassador Program and an around the clock clean team referred to as the YES Team.