The Passionate Planner
"Together we can make a difference. We have a responsibility to the public interest. "
Born in Tokyo, raised in New York City, partially educated in Italy, and a frequent traveler, RoseMarie Fusco brings global perspective to her quest for local solutions. Her passion for urban hydrology and coastal resiliency in dense urban environments drove her to the University of Florida, where she earned her master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. It’s Florida’s position as ground zero for the incipient effects of ongoing coastal change that brought her to the state, and it’s EnSite’s commitment to dealing with them that led her to the company. “EnSite was the only firm in Southwest Florida that made it clear social responsibility is a priority,” she said. “As soon as I realized that, I knew I wanted to work for them.”
RoseMarie wrote her master’s thesis on financing adaptation design at the local level, a concept that fits well with EnSite’s three-pronged focus on environmental, economic and social matters. She has professional experience in GIS mapping, public administration, database design, graphic design, exhibition installation, facilities management, and client relations. She’s won awards from the College of Design, Construction, and Planning, and from the American Association of University Women. She’s a proud member of the American Planning Association and is eagerly studying for certification through the APA’s American Institute of Certified Planners.
Through all this, RoseMarie still finds time to explore her love of cultural heritage. She has worked for several historic institutions across the country and is a member the Florida Trust and the Florida Association of Museums. Rosemarie is proud to have worked with the Marco Island Historical Society for nearly two years. She currently volunteers with Friends of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.