Chelsea Bakaitis - Project Manager

Chelsea Bakaitis

Project Manager

Email: bakaitisch@cityofgainesville.org

Office Number: (352) 393-8201

Quote of the Year:  “The ability to evaluate many ideas, many histories, many points of view [is] at the heart of what it means to self-create”- Excerpt from “Educated” by Tara Westover

Favorite Food: Low Country Boil

Chelsea began work as a Project Manager for the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in May of 2019. She grew a passion for redevelopment during her time as a CRA Coordinator with the City of Alachua, where she worked to implement economic development initiatives for the city’s historic Main Street. Her previous experience includes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program management, and preparing  mobility, housing and community development plans. Chelsea earned her Bachelor of Science in Geography with an emphasis in regional and urban planning and a minor in women’s studies.

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