Flourtown’s Anne Fadullon steps down from Philadelphia Deputy Mayor post

The City of Philadelphia recently announced that Anne Fadullon of Flourtown will be stepping down from her role as City of Philadelphia deputy mayor / planning and development chief as of August 23. Eleanor Sharpe has been named as her interim replacement.

“Serving as Director of the Department of Planning and Development has been an honor and a joy,” Fadullon said. “Each and every member of the Planning and Development team brings the best of themselves to the work and I am continually amazed by all that has been accomplished through their efforts. It will be difficult to leave this incredible community, but it helps to know that I am leaving DPD in Eleanor’s good hands.”

Fadullon has overseen the planning commission, redevelopment authority, and zoning board of adjustment for nearly eight years. She was initially appointed by mayor Jim Kenney as Philly’s first Director of Planning and Development in 2016.

“The tireless efforts of Anne and her team have resulted in a Department of Planning and Development that is well-coordinated, high-quality, inclusive, and responsive,” Mayor Kenney said. “DPD’s work supported the continued strength of the development sector throughout the pandemic, and its partnership with PHDC dispersed nearly $300 million dollars to Philadelphia households to keep families in their homes. I am grateful to Anne for her service, and I wish her all the best in the next chapter of her career.”

Fadullon has more than 30 years of private and public sector development experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and economics from Lehigh University and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

From the The Philadelphia Business Journal‘s article:

During Fadullon’s tenure, the planning department’s divisions completed the first citywide comprehensive plan in 50 years, actively supported dozens of large development projects with a total economic impact of more than $540 million, and recorded the production and preservation of 57,000 housing units under a 10-year housing action plan.

She also led the consolidation of three quasi-public agencies to create a full-service community development organization.

For more on Fadullon, you can read the City of Philadelphia’s press release here.

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