Pete Sullivan is Business Relationship Manager with the City of Durham Technology Solutions Department, former urban planner, and the owner of RV on Call, LLC, in Durham, North Carolina.
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As Business Relationship Manager with the City of Durham's Technology Solutions Department, Pete is responsible for managing IT enterprise communications, strengthening partnerships with business units, and managing the IT helpdesk.
Pete was an urban planner for 16 years prior to changing careers to IT. He received a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Washington and held positions in both the public and private sector, including management, policy planning, consulting, and development review. Pete was previously Co-chair of the Communications Committee of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association, and has written for Zoning Practice and spoken at state and national planning conferences. His urban planning work was recognized by the Washington State Governor’s Office, Puget Sound Regional Council, and Washington State Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Pete is also the owner and CEO of RV on Call, LLC. His company provides mobile RV services, coaching, and consulting for RVers in the North Carolina Triangle and beyond. He lives in Durham, NC, with his family and enjoys time with friends and family at Jordan Lake Recreation Area in their Winnebago travel trailer.
29 Resources for Onboarding New Planning Employees
New hires are the focus of the Great Reshuffle. While it's tempting to focus on tasks, a balanced onboarding program should also explain how a planning agency's values and policies align with theory and practice. Here are 29 conversation starters.
Mars Perseverance Rover and the Future Colonization of Mars
The 2020s is the decade of Mars. Last week NASA's Perseverance rover became the sixth American robot to land on the red planet, and the third visitor this month. Where are we going with Mars, who will get us there, and what is the ultimate goal?
Durham, NC, Reorganizes to Streamline Development Review
Durham, North Carolina, joins the ranks of local government agencies who have shifted to an integrated development services model focused on customer service.
Washington State's Big Climate Policy Experiment
On November 8, voters in the nation’s northwest corner will decide on I-732, which would create a carbon tax swap and potentially become a new model for fighting climate change.
Are the Skies Like Wilderness, and Do Drones Belong?
Love 'em or hate 'em, drones are coming. But is the issue of aesthetics getting enough treatment in the drone wars?