Jenni Morejon is the deputy director for the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, where she works with public and private partners to plan for and build a world-class downtown. Prior to joining the DDA, Jenni served as director for the City of Fort Lauderdale’s sustainable development department. She led a team responsible for urban planning, economic development, housing programs, code compliance and building permits during what could be considered one of the most fast-paced periods of change and development in the City’s history.
In her 16-year tenure with Fort Lauderdale, Jenni was responsible for legacy projects like the Downtown New River Master Plan and the Riverwalk District Plan; guiding documents that continue to serve as blueprints for the physical, social and economic growth of the City’s urban core. Jenni serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and the Women’s Leadership Initiative for the Urban Land Institute, where she is also a member of the ULI’s Sustainable Development Product Council. She received a degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado.
About the Fort Lauderdale DDA:
The mission of the Fort Lauderdale DDA is to stimulate and sustain economic development in Downtown Fort Lauderdale by facilitating commercial, office, residential, transportation, cultural and governmental uses that result in a strong, viable and inclusive center. The DDA was formed in 1965 and operates with a portion of tax revenues from commercial properties within the 370-acre district. The DDA’s governing board consists of seven members appointed by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission.