Tag Archives: Guillermo Polanco

Community Development Director on the Job

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Since early 2014 the operations of both the Marco Island Planning Department and the Building Services Department have reported separately to the office of the city manager. That change came about after the departure of the former community development director just prior to the hiring of former city manager, Roger Hernstadt. When Hernstadt assumed his role ... Read More »

Correction to Letter to the Editor: The End of an Era

The letter to the editor titled The End of an Era and published in the last edition was printed in error. The misunderstanding for Memorial Day has been cleared up and the City will be providing much appreciated assistance. The letter was written prior to this being cleared up and I deeply apologize for it appearing. It was not to be printed and confused with our Memorial ... Read More »

City Hall Staff Changes and Challenges

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Since the departure of former City Manager Roger Hernstadt a number of changes have occurred within City Hall, with departures of personnel and some shuffling of the chairs on the deck to insure the functions to service residents’ needs are still being met. Guillermo Polanco was assigned the responsibilities as Interim City Manager in February, in ... Read More »

Meet Marco: Lina Upham

By Steve Gimmestad steve@coastalbreezenews.com Marco Island is a great community. This is a series that profiles some of those people that help make it that way. I would like to introduce you to Lina Upham. Lina shares a second floor office space at City Hall with a view of the Police and Fire Department parking lot. She is a Purchasing ... Read More »