Pinellas Park, Fla. (December 19, 2023) — The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) has named Wren G. Krahl, CP, PHR, as the organization’s executive director. Krahl has worked for TBRPC since 1998.
Throughout her tenure with the TBRPC, Wren has worked closely with the TBRPC Chair, Council, and staff in the overall administration of the Council’s mission. As a SHRM certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), her other duties have included serving as the Human Resources Officer for the organization as well as overseeing Florida State Record Management requirements. She has also planned and coordinated Council-related conferences, events, and meetings as well as the Council’s publications.
“Wren has worked tirelessly to advance the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s mission over the past 25 years,” said Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Chair and Largo Mayor Woody Brown. “We’re relying on her leadership skills, experience and deep knowledge of our region’s resiliency challenges and opportunities to guide the organization into the future.”
Wren has deep roots in the Tampa Bay Region and in regional planning. She has been a resident of the St. Petersburg area for 44 years and is an Honors graduate of Eckerd College in American Studies. Wren is the daughter of Julia E. Greene who served as the Executive Director of the TBRPC from 1986 to 1998 before becoming the Executive Director for the San Joaquin Council of Governments in Stockton, California. Julia was the first female appointed as an Executive Director of a Regional Planning Council in the state of Florida.
Krahl, who sits at the same desk her mother used while at the TBRPC, stated “I have the oldest desk in the office, and I would not trade it for the world. It is a very personal honor to have been placed in this leadership role of working with the finest staff and dedicated elected officials who bring the voice of their jurisdictions and their personal expertise to the collaborative TBRPC table.”
About the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council brings together governments to coordinate planning for the community’s future and provide an opportunity for sharing solutions among the local government jurisdictions in the Tampa Bay region. The TBRPC works with six counties and twenty-one municipalities as they make long-range plans related to the future of the Tampa Bay region. The Council’s work focuses on resiliency, planning for climate change and sea level rise, environmental management, water quality, emergency preparedness planning, protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary, economic analysis, coastal zone management, housing and infrastructure analysis, local government comprehensive plan reviews, cross acceptance, dispute resolution and reviews of transportation plans. Learn more at tbrpc.org.
Maria Robles, Manager of Administration/Public Information
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council