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Webinar: A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

I hope things are well with you. I wanted to make sure you received this webinar invite. Registration is filling up faster than expected. The 45-minute webinar, “A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement” will be hosted by MetroQuest and the Hillsborough Planning Commission in Tampa will be online talking about Imagine 2040, one of the most innovative and successful planning projects we’ve ever seen. It’s going to be a great program showcasing outstanding projects throughout Florida but space is limited. In case you are AICP, the webinar has been approved for AICP Certification Maintenance credit!

Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 (1:00 – 1:45 pm ET, 10:00 – 10:45 am PT)
Fee: no charge

Note: If you are interested but can’t make that time, please register anyway. You’ll miss the live Q&A but all registrants will receive a copy of the recording following the webinar.

About the webinar
This highly visual 45-minute webinar will present research findings and proven best practices, practical tips and award-winning case studies to guide Florida agencies towards the successful application of online community engagement for planning projects. Participants will walk away with an understanding about how to leverage digital engagement to achieve unprecedented results using cost-effective tools. This session will feature our special guests from the Hillsborough Planning Commission who will be online to talk about the innovative ways they combined online and targeted face to face community engagement to involve over 5,000 community members in the creation ofa plan for the Tampa region. They will also share advice for agencies seeking to improve the breadth and effectiveness of their community engagement efforts and talk about the positive difference that broad community support is making in their implementation process.


Free Webinar: “Planning Law Review” June 29, 2016 @ Thomas Center
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

“As the U.S. Supreme Court concludes its session, APA convenes planning attorneys to discuss the most important decisions of the year. In addition to the Supreme Court cases, the panel reviews district and state court rulings. Find out whether APA filed amicus briefs and why. Stay current, be informed, and invite your officials or clients to attend.”

Future of Florida Freight @ FDOT SW Area Office
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join the Promised Lands Section of APA Florida for the Future of Florida Freight. Featuring Keith Robbins District Freight Coordinator FDOT District 1.

Join us for a luncheon on FDOT District 1 Freight Objectives for economic development, logistics and efficient movement throughout the State. Tour of the SunGuide Center will follow lunch.

2 AICP CM credits approved.

Friday July 8 noon to 2 pm. FDOT SW Area Office. 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers.


RSVP to by Tuesday July 5.

Thanks again to Florida Department of Transportation.

APAFL Florida Freight Economic Development (Jul 8)

Gold Coast Section Monthly Executive Board Meeting @ MIami Center for Architecture and Design
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

All Gold Coast Section members are invited to attend the monthly Executive Board meetings. Due to the 4th of July, this meeting will take place the second Saturday of July starting at 10:30 am, at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design in downtown Miami.

Reconnecting Lee: Florida DOT District One Secretary Billy Hattaway @ Downtown Fort Myers Library, Room AB
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

WHO: District One Secretary Billy Hattaway, Florida Department of Transportation

WHAT: Reconnecting Lee: Florida Department of Transportation Goals and Initiatives

WHEN: July 14, 2016, 1:00-2:30PM

WHERE: Location: Downtown Fort Myers Library, Room AB

COST: Free and Open to the Public

RSVP: Required (Email Reply)

PRESENTED BY: Reconnecting Lee, “a group that advocates for new urbanist concepts, including transit-oriented design for Lee County’s emerging urban core.”  1.5 AICP/CM credits pending approval.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Billy Hattaway, P.E. is the District Secretary for District One of the Florida Department of Transportation. He has over 35 years of transportation and program management experience with the Florida Department of Transportation and private sector. He has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a MBA from Florida State University.

In addition to his responsibilities as District Secretary, he is the champion for both the Department’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Focused and Complete Streets Implementation Initiatives to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and comfort in the state of Florida. He is also the Chair for Bike/Walk Central Florida, a non-profit organization dedicated to safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

His professional experience includes transportation planning, street design, safety and traffic analysis for a wide variety of transportation projects including redevelopment, transit oriented development and master plan charrette projects to create walkable, bike and transit friendly communities.

Hattaway was recently recognized by Governing Magazine as a 2014 Public Official of the Year, and by the Florida Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism with the John Nolen award for his leadership on the Department’s bicycle/pedestrian safety and Complete Streets initiatives.

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