A retired Martin County city planner, Joe Banfi has served residents of Martin County for decades as a steward of good growth management practices. Over a span of 46 years Joe has had a front row seat in the growth and development of Martin County. He was the first staff professional planner hired by the County in 1972. Joe served as Growth Management Director and led in the development of the County's original Comprehensive Plan. Joe understands the importance of protecting Florida's unique ecosystems and will continue to work on behalf of Martin County residents to restore the health of our waterways and in support of Everglades restoration.