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- Growth Management Workshops April 25, 2018
Growth Management Workshops
Indian River County
City of Sebastian – City Hall
1225 Main Street
Sebastian, FL 32958
Day 1 – Thursday, June 7
Growth Management Planning Officials Training Thursday June 7, 2018 8:30 am — 4:00 pm $125 per person (includes lunch)
6 Core CCC/CGE Credits
25 Torchbearer Points (ACC Alumni)
6 CM AICP Credits
Thursday’s Growth Management Planning Officials Training is designed for elected and appointed officials who make planning and zoning recommendations and decisions, as well as planning staff.
The series covers the laws, principles and practices that have shaped the planning process in Florida. Officials will receive basic instruction about Florida’s planning and growth management system, his/her role and how to do the job more effectively. Peer exchange and discussion are valuable parts of this events.
- Planning and Growth Management in Florida
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Constitutional and Legal Foundations for Planning
- The Community Building Process
Day 2 – Friday, June 8
Planning Administration Best Practices Series
Session 1 (8:30 am — Noon) OR Session 2 (12:30 – 4 pm) $75 per session
$125 for BOTH sessions (includes lunch)
3 CCC/CGE Elective Credits for attending both
3 AICP CM Credits
Session #1: Re-Forming Your Comprehensive Plan
- Evaluating Your Comprehensive Plan
- Organizing and Writing Your Comprehensive Plan
Session #2: Managing Your Land Development Regulations
- Organizing and Writing Land Development Regulations
- Best Practices for Development Review
Presented by: Gene Boles, FAICP
Mr. Boles is a Senior Fellow of the Program for Resource Efficient Communities at the University of Florida. His work currently focuses on training, coaching and consultation regarding “best practices” related to comprehensive plans and land development regulations. He has over 45 years of local government experience as a planner, planning director and consultant.
- A Message from the Chair June 19, 2017
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
- Conference Volunteers Needed, Kick-Off Event Planned June 19, 2017
The Atlantic Coast Section will host an End of Summer Social in August (TBD) in Volusia County to kick off the 2017 Conference. This will be a great opportunity to coordinate our efforts, meet our partners, and choose our gift baskets. It is not too late to be involved! Volunteers are still needed to cover all the various conference activities from registration to taking tickets. A new incentive that may elicit your interest is that the self-reporting AICP CM credit can now include time volunteering for APA Florida or a Section.
Students: there are eight student volunteer positions available for each conference. In return for working four hours at the conference, these students will receive $50 for their registration fee back after the conference. It is free to attend the conference if you volunteer but you will not be allowed to participate in the sessions or meals.
Please contact the Volunteer Committee to put your name on the list!