A Message from the Chair

Rising to the Challenge! In 2015, the Florida Chapter made a request to the Atlantic Coast Section to host the 2017 Conference in Daytona Beach.  Little did I realize at the time the number of individuals within the Atlantic Coast Section who would “rise to this challenge” and work so hard to pull together a great conference!  I continue to be impressed by the dedication and creativity the Conference Committees have provided throughout the conference planning.  We have secured a diverse selection of interesting mobile tours from Kennedy Space Center, to the International Speedway, and out to the St. Johns River!   Reception venues have been chosen guaranteed to bring fun and relaxation as you mingle with your FAPA Friends!  We have also worked hard to bring together a diversity of speakers and sessions that are certain to keep your interest while earning your annual CM Credits.

Daytona Beach illustrates all the beautiful natural assets we love about Florida. The beautiful Atlantic coastline of the Space Coast highlights the challenges facing our state such as coastal resiliency, intermodal planning, economic viability, and small-town planning needs. Where better to have a conversation about the future needs, challenges, and innovations for our state then at this year’s APA Conference.  The Atlantic Coast Section is excited for this year’s conference to provide many opportunities for learning, networking and inspiration that highlight the best of our profession and our organization.

Thank you to the Conference Committees and to everyone who supports the 2017 Conference!


Lisa Leger Frazier
Chair, Atlantic Coast Section