Richard Geller, Esq., Vice Chair


Rick Geller received his B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University.  He is a partner at Fishback Dominick, representing government and private sector clients including in the areas of business litigation and land use.  Geller is board certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law. Geller was an adjunct professor at Rollins College teaching Land Use Law in the Masters of Planning in Civic Urbanism program and also served as the Planning and Zoning Commissioner for Orange County, District 1.

If you could change one road in Orlando to better accommodate walkers and bikers, which would it be?
Central Florida has numerous roads warranting safer configurations for walkers and bicyclists.  In the City of Orlando, Corrine Drive is a prime example of a dreary, overly-built road calling for wider sidewalks and bicycle lanes or, better yet, a linear park with a multi-use trail down the middle, inspired by Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue.

What is the most notable achievement thus far towards safer streets in Central Florida?
Winter Park is building Metro Orlando’s first cycle track, a project I proposed three years ago to sharply reduce the number of conflict points between motorists and bicyclists.  The half-mile cycle track will begin at Cady Way Trail, giving many in Central Florida their first opportunity to experience riding in one.