- Treasure Coast Section selected to host 2018 State Conference! July 20, 2017
Treasure Coast Section Chair Josh Long, AICP, announced the Treasure Coast Section has been selected to host the 2018 State Conference! The conference will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and the new Hilton West Palm Beach from September 11th through September 14th 2018. The State Conference will provide the Treasure Coast Section an opportunity to showcase all that the Treasure Coast has to offer. Josh’s team will begin planning for the conference soon and is looking for volunteers. The Section will need volunteers for the following subcommittees:
- Receptions (identifying locations for receptions)
- Program (speakers and sessions)
- Mobile workshops (identifying and organizing local tours for mobile workshops)
- Marketing/Sponsorships (getting sponsors and exhibitors)
- Volunteers (organizing volunteers to help during the actual conference)
- Conference websites (posting conference materials on website)
If you have any interest in volunteering or have any questions regarding the 2018 State Conference, please email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you in West Palm Beach!
- UF/IFAS Extension Tour! June 15th & 16th May 30, 2017
DAY 1 – 1:00-7:30 p.m.
Visit local agri-tourism operations in Martin County Bus departs from and returns to UF/IFAS Extension Martin County Office
Summer Crush Winery
DAY 2 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
UF/IFAS Extension Martin
- AICP Exam Application Window Opens June 1, 2017; Early Bird Deadline ends June 6, 2017 May 30, 2017
For those of you planning to apply to take the AICP Exam during the Fall 2017 Testing Window (November 6 – 20, 2017), the Application Period opens at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and ends on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm CT. The Early Bird Deadline ends on Tuesday, June 6th at 11:59 pm CT.
We highly recommend that you apply by the Early Bird deadline, if you can, since it gives you the opportunity to receive feedback on your application, address and potentially correct any inadequacies, and still be accepted to take the AICP Exam within the Fall 2017 Testing Window. If you submit your application after the June 6th deadline, and your application is rejected, you will need to wait until the Spring 2018 Application Window opens to apply again (likely to be in December 2017).
For more information about AICP Certification, click on: https://www.planning.org/certification/. To download a copy of the AICP EXAM STUDY GUIDE, click on: https://www.planning.org/certification/bulletin/.
If you would like to added to the email list for the Treasure Coast Section AICP Study Class that Henry Bittaker and Susan Coughanour teach and/or would like to access a copy of the AICP Application Training Session, please contact them at email@example.com (561-523-0678) and firstname.lastname@example.org (561-523-0677). The Fall 2017 AICP Study Group will probably start around Thursday, August 17 or 24 and run until early November 2017.
- FAU SURP Fall 2017 Mentorship Program Application Window Open until June 5, 2107 May 30, 2017
We hope you will take advantage of this special opportunity to give back to the planning profession and make a difference in the life of an aspiring planner!
The School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), in collaboration with the Treasure Coast and Broward Sections, Florida Chapter, American Planning Association, and the Palm Beach County Planning Congress, is accepting applications from professional planners and SURP students who want to participate in the Fall 2017 Mentorship Program. The application window will close on Monday, June 5th.
The Mentorship Program is intended to give student mentees the opportunity to interact with professional planning mentors and gain insight into professional planning practice. It is also intended to provide mentors with an opportunity to contribute to the development of aspiring planners.
Mentors and mentees are expected to meet at least four times during the semester (late August through early December). For more information, click on the following link: http://cdsi.fau.edu/surp/mentorship-program/ and scroll down to the bottom for the on-line Application Forms. FYI, mentors who are AICP members may receive up to 8 self-reported AICP CM credits; see https://www.planning.org/cm/logging/selfreport/probono/.
Any questions, please contact Steven Bourassa at email@example.com.
- Treasure Coast’s Renewable Energy Facility Tour! May 30, 2017
The Treasure Coast Section, on May 18, 2017, engaged in tour of the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s $672,000,000, state-of-the-art waste to energy, Renewable Energy Facility. The event included a tour of the facility, presentation by SWA staff, and a Planner’s discussion on entitlements and public outreach. The event offered 2 CM credits and was a blast!