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City Team

The City ITAP project team is composed of staff from two primary workgroups, the ITAP Core Subject Matter Experts (CSME’s) Team and the BDS Technology Team. These two groups plus the Project Manager, Rebecca Sponsel, make up the core City ITAP team. In addition to this core group, there is a larger group of "Global" Subject Matter Experts (GSME’s) from throughout BDS, PBOT, BES, Water, Fire, Parks and BPS that work closely with the core ITAP team to ensure that the project strives to meet business needs from all user groups. The Project Sponsor is BDS Director Paul Scarlett. 

Project Leadership 

Name Role Responsibility
Rebecca Sponsel Project Manager Project leadership, oversight, management
Richard Appleyard BDS Technology Manager Manage BDS Technology Team
Kim Freeman Lead Subject Matter Expert Coordination of core and global Subject Matter Experts’s (SME’s).
Saby Waraich BTS Vertical Applications Manager Manage BTS people assigned to BDS
Paul Rothi BTS Manager Liaison with BTS infrastructure and architecture teams

Vendor Team

The vendor team, collectively called Team Sierra, is comprised of technology project specialists from several partner companies providing an integrated solution to the City needs.

  • Sierra Systems – Project integration and implementation
  • Infor – Infor Public Sector (permitting software)
  • Avolve – ProjectDox (digital plan review software)
  • 21 Tech. – Interface development

Governance and Oversight

ITAP includes a high level of work flow complexity and diverse stakeholders crossing bureaus and jurisdictions. The project governance is based on the best practices outlined in the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Mission and Guiding Principles

ITAP Mission Statement and Guiding Principles

ITAP Customer Advisory Committee (CAC)

The ITAP Customer Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory committee, comprised of approximately 12 members who represent a variety of interests.