Jennifer M. Vail, AICP (Candidate for Secretary)

Jennifer Vail, AICP

Professional Experience:

  • WGI – Director, Private Sector Planning, August 2014 – Current
  • Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2018
  • Palm Beach County Planning Congress – President; Recording Secretary; At-Large Board Member, 2010 – Current
  • The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Palm Beach County, Florida – President; Secretary; Scholarship Selection Committee, 2008 – Current
  • Florida Atlantic University School of Urban and Regional Planning – Volunteer Student Mentor, 2015-2018
  • Land Design South – Director, Site Planning, October 1994 – August 2014 (acquired by current employer)
  • Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) – Graphic Designer, 1993-1994
  • The Ohio State University Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects – Secretary, 1993-1994

Educational Background:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners, Certified Planner No. 023668, 2008
  • The Ohio State University – Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA), 1994

APA Florida/APA Experience:

  • Treasure Coast Section Officer – At Large Board Member, Palm Beach County Delegate, August 2017 – July 2019 Term
  • APA Florida Annual Conference, Sub-Committee Member, 2011
  • APA Florida Chapter Member, 2008 – Current

Position Statement
I chose to run for the APA Florida Executive Committee secretary position to become more involved with APA Florida, because I feel my organizational skills, professional experience and resources are invaluable to the committee and to the organization. I feel I am a highly qualified candidate to hold the position of Secretary for the APA Florida Executive Committee based on my numerous years of experience holding a secretary position, either through nomination or election, for various organizations of which I have been or am currently a member.  I also have been and continue to be an active member of the planning community, striving to create value and a strong sense of place within our Florida communities. I understand the importance and the responsibility of the secretary position to be present at all meetings and to maintain organized records accessible to all its members.

If elected as Secretary of the APA Florida Executive Committee, my goal is to utilize my organizational skills to not only maintain efficient record keeping, but to promote effective, streamlined communication in order to assist with action items for the APA Florida Executive Committee.  I believe my enthusiasm will be an asset to the Executive Committee and the APA Florida organization, and I look forward to meeting more like-minded individuals with a commitment and passion for both APA and Florida.