Deputy named new Palm Beach County Planning, Zoning, Building chief

Caldwell

Caldwell

Rutter

Rutter

The new executive director of Palm Beach County’s Planning, Zoning and Building Division is Patrick Rutter, the department’s deputy planning director.

He replaces Rebecca Caldwell, who’s retiring May 31 after more than 28½ years with the county, the last four as executive director.

“Patrick has played a pivotal role in a number of planning-related initiatives,” County Administrator Verdenia Baker told county commissioners in a May 13 memo to commissioners and at Tuesday’s commission meeting.

According to Rutter’s resume, the Jupiter resident started his career in Broward County and has worked for the county in its planning division since February 2003.

County payroll records show Caldwell earns $165,364 and Rutter $128,100.

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