2017 Public Policy Workshop Presentations

1)  State of the Economy 2016  – PDF open 
Amy Baker, Coordinator, Office of Economic and Demographic Research

2)  Happenings on the Federal Hill – Watch video
Jason Jordan, Policy Director, American Planning Association

3) Constitutional Revision Commission – Has It been Twenty Years Already?
• Lester Abberger, APA Florida Legislative Representative
• Carol Weissert, Director, Leroy Collins Institute
• Billy Buzzett
• Sandy D’Alemberte, Partner, D’Alemberte & Palmer

4) Florida 2070 – What Could We Look Like?
• Vivian Young, AICP, Communications Director, 1000 Friends of Florida  
• Steve Dwinell, Director, Office of Agricultural Water Policy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – PDF open
• Thomas Hawkins, Esq., Policy and Planning Director, 1000 Friends of Florida – PDF open
• Dr. Tim Chapin, Associate Dean for Development, FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy – PDF open
• Brian Teeple, CEO, Northeast Florida Regional Council
• Linda Shelley, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

5) Water 2070 – Will We Have Any?
• Peggy Carr, Director, Program for Sustainability & the Built Environment, University of Florida – PDF open
• Stephen “Pepper” Uchino, Boardmember, Florida Water Advocates – PDF open
• Rebecca O’Hara, Senior Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities
• John Miklos, Chairman, St. Johns River Water Management District
• Ryan Smart, President, 1000 Friends of Florida

6) What is Happening in the Legislature
• Gary Hunter, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams P.A.
• David Childs, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.

7) Medical Marijuana: The Implementation of Amendment 2
• Laura Youmans, Legislative Advocate, Public Safety and Administration, Florida Association of Counties – PDF open
• Jennifer Tschetter, Attorney, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
• Susan Harbin, Legislative Advocate, Health & Human Services, Florida Association of Counties – See link above

8) DEO Update – Realigning Resources
• Taylor Teepell, Director, Division of Community Development, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity – PDF open

9) Policy Directions in 2017 and Beyond…
• Lester Abberger, APA Florida Legislative Representative
• Janet Bowman, Director of Legislative Policy and Strategies, The Nature Conservancy
• Ryan Smart, President, 1000 Friends of Florida (Invited)
• David Cruz, Assistant General Counsel, Florida League of Cities
• Jaimie Ross, President, Florida Housing Coalition
• Nancy Linnan, Shareholder, Carlton Fields