Marilyn Mammano is a former member of the New York City Planning Commission. She came to South Florida in 1998 having completed a 25-year career as a professional planner with the City of New York's Department of City Planning where she served as the Director of Zoning and Urban Design and the Director of Planning for the Borough of Staten Island. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and holds both a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute.
Ms Mammano has been teaching at FAU since 1999. She combines for her students the skills required of the practicing planner and the perspective of the decision maker. Under her direction, many planning reports were done for the City one of which resulted in the creation of the Staten island Greenbelt Park. She developed and wrote urban design guidelines for waterfront developments, urban plazas and contextual zoning. She was responsible for writing and administering land use regulations. She provided education and support to community groups and liaisoned with community groups, elected officials, developers and city agencies. Her primary interests include urban design and sustainable, equitable site selection and development.
Ms Mammano is a resident of Fort Lauderdale and a community activist. She serves on City Advisory boards: Vice Chair of the Community Appearance Boar and Chair of the Short Term Residential Use Committee. She is the Vice Chair of the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations and the President of the Harbordale Civic Association. She was the Chairwoman of the Annual Waterway Cleanup Committee from 1999 to 2009.