Meet the Hearing Examiners

The Hearing Examiners are attorneys with substantial backgrounds and expertise in land use and growth management law.  Both Hearing Examiners are certified by the Florida Bar in City, County, and Local Government Law.

Chief Hearing Examiner Donna Marie Collins, Esq.

  • The Chief Hearing Examiner is a contract employee who reports directly to the County Commission.  The Chief serves as administrative head of the office. She is Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law.

Deputy Hearing Examiner Amanda L. Rivera, Esq.

  • The Deputy Hearing Examiner is a salaried employee who reports to the Chief Hearing Examiner.  Ms. Rivera is Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law.

History of the Office

The Board of County Commissioners established the Hearing Examiners Office in 1988 to replace land use-related hearing functions of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustment. In 1990, the Hearing Examiners Office replaced the Code Enforcement Board.