Professional Planner, Tuckerton, NJ
Barbara Woolley-Dillon maintains a private Planning practice in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Although her initial focus was finance and investments, she transitioned into the planning field over ten years. Engineering site design, landscape, interior design, and architectural design, and serving as a land-use paralegal brought Woolley-Dillon to the realization that she could combine these vastly different disciplines as a professional planner.
During her nearly forty (40) year career, she has worked for several firms, founded/ managed a private planning practice, and then a private engineering and planning firm. Ms. Woolley-Dillon has served as a zoning official, code enforcement official, and flood plain manager. She has also held positions as a director of planning & development, community development director, redevelopment Planner, and municipal Planner for other communities throughout New Jersey.
Most recently she has been focusing on sustainability and resiliency and their impacts on coastal areas. These efforts generated in her role in as zoning official and Planner for Mantoloking immediately after the events of Super Storm Sandy unfolded. She continued her efforts during her employment with Atlantic City. Part of her duties included refining the city’s vision for development and revitalization while in the process of updating their existing Master Plan. This document will continue to move Atlantic City toward fulfilling its vision.
She maintains certifications and licenses from the New Jersey State Board of Professional Planners, and the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the Environmental Certification relating to wetlands delineation (soils, hydrology, and vegetation). At this time she is pursuing the Certified Public Manager (CPM) and Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM) designations. Additionally, she teaches the mandatory training class for planning and zoning board members and has been a guest lecturer for educational classes related to planning.
Ms. Woolley-Dillon achieved an associate’s degree in architectural and interior design, a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Rutgers University, Camden, and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.