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Monica Cardin Promoted to Director of Community Development

Monica Cardin Promoted to Director of Community Development


Del City, OK: The City of Del City is proud to announce the recent promotion of Monica Cardin to the position of Director of Community Development.

As the Director of Community Development, Cardin oversees the Community Services Department, which is responsible for enhancing the quality of life for city residents and promoting health, safety and welfare of the general public through functions including Planning and Zoning, Permitting and Inspections, Code Enforcement, Stormwater Management, Licensing and Parks and Recreation.

Cardin brings significant experience to this position, having served as City Planner for many years. She is recognized as a national expert and frequently asked to present on topics related to housing stock revitalization, floodplain management and stormwater quality. As City Planner, she was responsible for implementing cutting-edge revitalization programs, including the City’s Housing Inspection Program, Storybook Ranch Architectural Preservation District and Environmental Court. She also led successful efforts to reduce residential and commercial insurance premiums by improving the City’s ISO/BCEGS rating and flood insurance premiums by securing the City’s entry into the FEMA/ISO Community Rating System.

Cardin holds certifications as a Certified Floodplain Manager, Floodplain Administrator, Qualified Stormwater Inspector, Qualified Sediment and Erosion Control Inspector, Certified Code Enforcement Administrator, Certified Zoning Inspector and Certified International Property Maintenance Inspector. In 2016, Cardin was awarded the Oklahoma Floodplain Manager of the Year. She studied at the University of Kansas, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Cardin then achieved a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.

“Ms. Cardin understands the role that Community Services must play in the City’s overall redevelopment strategy, says Chief Redevelopment Officer Tom Leatherbee. She has worked tirelessly to improve our neighborhood and commercial districts for the benefit of city residents, and I do not doubt that she will bring that work ethic, along with her considerable knowledge and experience, to the position of Director of Community Services.

“My primary goal is to use the resources of the Community Services Department in the most effective way to make our City a better place for residents and businesses,” says Cardin. “I am particularly excited by our plans to improve and expand our Parks and Recreation offerings, which will have a direct and measurable positive impact on quality of life in our community.”

About Del City: Located in the eastern portion of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area, Del City was incorporated in 1948 and quickly became a desirable home for military and civilian personnel from adjacent Tinker Air Force Base. In recent years, the City has dedicated its efforts to attract residents and businesses through neighborhood revitalization, commercial redevelopment and improved quality of life amenities.