2018 Public Policy Workshop Presentations


State of the Economy 2017
Amy Baker, Coordinator, Office of Economic and Demographic Research (Download PDF)

Constitutional Amendments – What is on The Horizon?

  • Lester Abberger, APA Florida Legislative Representative (Moderator)
  • Carol Weissert, Director, Leroy Collins Institute
  • Bob Nabors, Shareholder, Nabors Giblin & Nickerson

Do CRAs Have A Future?

  • Carol Westmoreland, Executive Director, Florida Redevelopment Association (Moderator)
  • Bill Peebles, P.A., Peebles Smith and Matthews

It’s An Election Year

  • Lester Abberger, APA Florida Legislative Representative (Moderator)
  • Steve Schale, President, Schale Strategies   (Download PDF)

Context Classification- What Does It Mean for Your Community?

  • Brent Lacy, AICP, Transportation Lead, VHB (Moderator)  (Download PDF)
  • DeWayne Carver, AICP, Complete Streets Program Manager, FDOT  (Download PDF)
  • Marcos Bastian, AICP, Chief Planner, Orange County  (Download PDF)
  • Charles Barmby, AICP, Transportation and Development Review Manager, City of Lakeland   (Download PDF)

 What is Happening in the Legislature

  • Gary Hunter, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams P.A.
  • David Childs, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.

Medical Marijuana Update

  • Mark Satterlee, AICP, Deputy County Administrator, St. Lucie County (Moderator)  (Download PDF)
  • Susan Harbin Alford, Senior Associate Director of Public Policy, Florida Association of Counties
  • Jennifer Tschetter, Attorney, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
  • Casey Cook, Executive Director, Florida City and County Management Association
  • Thomas Polk, Impact Fee Administrator, Sarasota County

Planning in the Courts

  • Nancy Stroud, AICP, Founding Member, Lewis Stroud & Deutsch (Moderator)  (Download PDF)
  • Terrell Arline, Theriaque & Spain

Policy Directions in 2018 and Beyond…

  • Lester Abberger, APA Florida Legislative Representative (Moderator)
  • Janet Bowman, Director of Legislative Policy and Strategies, The Nature Conservancy
  • Thomas Hawkins, AICP, Policy & Planning Director, 1000 Friends of Florida
  • David Cruz, Assistant General Counsel, Florida League of Cities
  • Jaimie Ross, President, Florida Housing Coalition
  • Nancy Linnan, Shareholder, Carlton Fields (Invited)