Michelle Edwards Arnold, Director, Collier County Public Transit & Neighborhood Enhancement Division, has joined the LWVCC Board.
Employed with Collier County since 1989, she started with the County as a Planner in the Comprehensive Planning Department with responsibilities over the Future Land Use Element for the County. She was also a manager in the County’s Housing Department administering various grant programs before becoming an Assistant to the County Manager for Neil Dorrill and Robert Fernandez. After working in the County Manager’s o+ce Mrs. Arnold was promoted to Director of Code Enforcement and ran a successful Department for 10 years.
Mrs. Arnold is currently the Department Director of Public Transit and Neighborhood Enhancement (PTNE) for the County with the responsibility of operating the Transit System, constructing and managing 10 Municipal Service Taxing Units (MSTU) with projects consisting of roadway improvement to electric utility burial. During her tenure with Public Transit, Mrs. Arnold has improved e+ciencies within the system; oversaw the construction of the system 4rst Intermodal Transfer Station and lead the systems to its highest ridership. Recently, Mrs. Arnold’s duties were temporarily expanded to include Director of the County’s Community Redevelopment Areas (Immokalee and Bayshore).
Outside of the office Mrs. Arnold is very community minded and has served on several community Boards including the League of Women’s Voters;Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; the Naples High School StudentAdvisory Council (SAC); St. Matthew’s House Board; David Lawrence Center Board; and the local Hospice. Mrs. Arnold also coached soccer for the Naples Youth Soccer League, Naples Pro-Youth Soccer, and Gulf View Middle School.
Michelle is most proud of her family; husband Wayne Arnold, Vice President of Q. Grady Minor Engineering Firm (Chairman for Collier County Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Program) and sons Morgan who is a senior at Georgia Tech and Parker, a Junior at the University of Florida.