Latest News and Events
- Back From Jacksonville September 8, 2014
It’s excellent to be back home after the 2014 APA Florida conference in Jacksonville. It was good to see several Promised Lands Section members participate, speak, and enjoy themselves. Jacksonville was a great city, great host, and put together quite an entertaining and informative series of events for all to enjoy.
The Promised Lands Section’s summer events included a social at Bar Louie in Estero Tuesday night August the 12th. Sincere thanks to one of the Section’s newest Executive Committee Board members Lindsay Rodriguez of Waldrop Engineering for putting this event together.
There are several post-APA Florida conference events. Friday September 12 was the REIS (Real Estate Investment Society) Educational Workshop at Florida Gulf Coast University. AICP/CM credits approved. Co-sponsored by REIS, Urban Land Institute of SW Florida and a host of other partners.
The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council hosted a free 2-day event “Solar Ready Florida” at the SWFRPC office on 1926 Victoria Avenue in Fort Myers. Wednesday and Thursday September 17-18. AICP/CM credits approved for both days.
Southwest BOMA Day at FGCU – “Southwest Florida’s Property Management Sector – Trends, Issues, Projections” was September 19 at Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFriday September 19. AICP/CM credits approved.
And there is the 4th annual Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve GIS Symposium. The event will be held on October 16, 2014 in Naples, FL at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. The event has grown over the years to become the premier GIS event in Southwest Florida. AICP CM credits APPROVED.
There will also be a an AICP/CM ethics webinar November 5 at the Regional Planning Council.
Please keep your calendar open for the annual Section meeting and holiday party Thursday December 4 after work at Bahama Breeze in Fort Myers.
Check the Section calendar of events for more details.
Tony Palermo, AICP
Chair/Promised Lands Section
- 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.