|County Board picks Wick to head permit department
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has appointed Tennis “JT” Wick to head the County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD), which oversees development of real property, resource stewardship, including the County’s General Plan, and maintains standards that protect the health and safety of the public.
“This was an intensive and highly competitive recruitment,” noted Board of Supervisors Chairman David Rabbitt. “My colleagues on the Board and the County Administrator are tremendously pleased with the outcome and are confident in Mr. Wick’s experience and vision for the future of the Department.”
Wick brings to the County’s PRMD an extensive career in land use planning in the private and public sectors.
Most recently, Wick served as a principal with Berg Holdings in Sausalito with responsibilities including government affairs, site acquisition, design and special projects.
During this time, Wick achieved several major accomplishments, including co-founding Sonoma Vermiculture, a project that diverts two tons of food waste per day from the county landfill to produce premium soil and compost at Petaluma River Farm. Wick also served as Partner Planner for CSW/Struber-Stroeh Engineering Group in Petaluma, overseeing the Central Petaluma Specific Plan effort, among other responsibilities.
Prior to his private sector career, Wick served in the Marin County Development Agency for a decade as the Development Chief, Principal Planner, Senior Planner, and Planner overseeing major development applications, supporting the Planning Commission, overseeing coastal permits, and modernization of the County’s building codes.
He is married with four children.