2019 Public Policy Workshop Draft Agenda

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Preliminary Agenda

as of Dec. 6, 2019

7:30 am:  Coffee and Registration

8 am:   Welcome

  • Wiatt Bowers, AICP, APA Florida President Elect and Legislative Policy Committee Chair
  • Mayor John Dailey, City of Tallahassee (Invited)

8:30 amState of the Economy 2019

  • Amy Baker, Coordinator, Office of Economic and Demographic Research (Invited)

9:15 am:  2018 Election Overview

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

10 am:  Break

10:15 am:  Legislative Changes – Where are We Going in the Future?

  • Lester Abberger, APA Florida Legislative Representative, (Moderator) 
  • Steve Bousquet, Tallahassee Bureau Chief, Tampa Bay Times
  • Bruce Ritchie, Politico Florida
  • Bill Cotterell (Invited)

11 am:  Advocacy and Happenings on the Federal Hill

  • Jason Jordan, Policy Director, American Planning Association
  • Liz Lang, Director of Marketing, American Planning Association

11:45 am:  Housing – Are We Missing the Middle?

  • Wiatt Bowers, AICP, APA Florida President Elect and Legislative Policy Committee Chair
  • Jaimie Ross, President, Florida Housing Coalition
  • William O’Dell, Director, Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing
  • Jason Jordan, Policy Director, American Planning Association

12:30 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm:  Hurricane Michael – What Next?

  • Allara Mills Gutcher, Principal, The Planning Collaborative (Moderator)
  • Richard Fetchick, Economic Development Director, Apalachee Regional Planning Council

2:15 pm:   What is Happening in the Legislature

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

2:45 pm:  Break

3 pm:  Planning in the Courts

  • David Theriaque, Theriaque & Spain
  • Nancy Stroud, AICP, Founding Member, Lewis Stroud & Deutsch
  • Susan Trevarthen, FAICP, Member, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.(Invited)

3:45 pm:   Policy Directions in 2019 and Beyond…

  • Lester Abberger, APA Florida Legislative Representative, (Moderator) 
  • Janet Bowman, Senior Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy
  • Thomas Hawkins, Policy and Planning Director, 1000 Friends of Florida
  • David Cruz, Assistant General Counsel, Florida League of Cities
  • Jaimie Ross, President, Florida Housing Coalition

4:30 pm:   Adjourn

Note:   This event is held during the 2019 Florida Legislative session. Last minute changes to the agenda and speakers due to the legislative calendar are beyond our control. We appreciate your understanding and patience

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