Latest News and Events
- Executive Committee News and Notes July 15, 2014
The Executive Committee for the Promised Lands Section met Monday July 14. Looking back at the year so far, the Section has hosted and co-sponsored several successful programs. Looking ahead, we are planning new events for the rest of the year.
But first, sincere thanks to our two newest Executive Committee members. Mikki Rozdolski, a Senior Planner for the Lee County Community Development Department, will serve as Vice Chair of the Promised Lands Section.
And Lindsay Rodriguez, a Planning Technician for Waldrop Engineering will serve as both Chair of the Publicity/Communications Committee for the section and section liaison to the statewide Young Planners Group (YPG).
Thank you to both of you for stepping up, and to the rest of the Executive Committee members for their hard work and dedication to the Section and to the planning profession.
Keep an eye on the Promised Lands calendar for future events – including a summer social at Bar Louie at Gulf Coast Town Center after work on Tuesday August 12.
And we are already planning our annual meeting and holiday party Thursday night December 4 – venue to be determined.
We can always use a hand with future social and educational events – so please feel free to contact any of our officers for more information.
– Tony Palermo, AICP, Promised Lands, Chair
- Symposium – Aftermath May 19, 2014
The May 16 Land Use Symposium is just a memory now. Thank again to our sponsors and lively participants, especially the staff of the City of Cape Coral, Max Forgey and Patrick White. Could not have done it without you. Over 100 participants and a great lunch from Palmetto Pine Country Club in Cape Coral. Presentation Materials are below.
- Monumental May Announcements May 1, 2014
May is here. Which brings both good and bad news for the Promised Lands Section.
We have two monumental May events – including the Symposium on Friday May 16 in Cape Coral. Over 100 have RSVP’d already. It’s an all day event. Still $10 in advance and $20 the day of the event. And it includes a delicious lunch at Palmetto-Pines Country Club. Details are on the Promised Lands calendar.
Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors including Ensite, RWA Consulting, Spikowski Planning Associates, Zoning Technologies, Roetzel and Andress law firm, and Binary Structures Corporation. This is a Promised Lands/Reconnecting Lee/FPZA event. Thanks also to the FGCU Student Planning Association who will be volunteering their time at this event.
5 AICP/CM credits approved including 1.5 law.
Also please check out “2014 Florida Legislative Wrap Up.” This breakfast event is on our calendar for Wednesday May 21 in Estero. Featured presenters include members of our local Florida legislative delegation and our own APA Florida lobbyist Lester Abberger. Brought to you by the ULI of SW Florida. Sponsors also include Cheffy Passidomo attorneys and the Real Estate Investment Society.
AICP/CM credits, including law, pending approval.
Last monumental May announcement – Kathie Ebaugh, AICP will be leaving Lee County Community Development. We are saddened to see her go, but glad to see her going to the Sarasota County School District as their Director of Planning. Kathie serves APA Florida as Vice President for Conference Services and did a dynamite job helping us host the 2012 conference in Naples, and leading us through the 2013 conference in Orlando. And she’s working hard on the 2014 conference – coming soon – to Jacksonville. We will miss her. Please help us say our proper goodbyes to Kathie immediately following the May 16 Symposium in Cape Coral.
– Tony Palermo
Promised Lands, Chair
- Congruatulations to the 2013 AICP Recipients April 16, 2014
A belated congratulations to you both.
Best of luck to Promised Lands members taking the AICP exam in 2014.
- Promised Lands Section Update April 3, 2014
The Promised Lands Section has been busy with a number of successful educational activities, and more planned activities for the spring. “Mixed Use Development That Sells” was a very successful event February 21 at Pincher’s Crab Shack in Fort Myers. Two developers spoke about the success of Citrus Square – a mixed use development in Sarasota. About 70+ attended and enjoyed a free lunch. The event brought together a large number of sponsors including the City of Fort Myers and Florida Gulf Coast University.
The Symposium on Land Use is a unique one-day event coming soon to Palmetto Pine Country Club in Cape Coral. The goal is to provide in-depth training for both planning professionals and planning board members who participate in land use decision making and quasi-judicial hearings. Gene Boles FAICP is a featured presenter. The event includes lunch, and is set for Friday May 16, 2014. Five AICP/CM credits are already approved including 1.5 law credits.
Lastly, the Promised Lands Executive Committee Board met March 10, 2014. The Board also approved Mr. Fred Reischl, AICP of Collier County to step in as the new Professional Development Officer. Mr. Joe Irvin, AICP of Marco Island – who served as PDO – announced recently he was leaving Florida to return home to Washington State.