Kathryn Gademer, AICP, CFM (Candidate for Treasurer)

Kathryn Gademer, AICP

Professional Experience:

  • Principal Planner, City of Pinellas Park, FL 2014 – present
  • Long Range Planner, Monroe County, FL 2007 – 2012
  • Planner, Lorain County, OH

Educational Background:

  • Masters of Public Administration, 2013
  • Masters of Planning, Design, and Development, 1999
  • Bachelors of Arts, Urban Planning, 1997

APA Florida/APA Experience:

    • Sun Coast Section Secretary, 2014-present
      • Awarded Planner of the Year 2018
      • Initiated and Implemented CAMPS-Coaching for the Advancement of Mid-Level Planners Program
      • Spearheaded Women in Planning Group
      • Coordinated AICP Study Groups
      • Co-Coordinated Mentoring a Planning Student Program

Position Statement
Being on the Sun Coast Executive Committee, I am honored to have initiated, spearheaded, and been involved with many great programs.  As Treasurer, I hope to expand on these successful programs at the State level.

At the Section level, I initiated the Coaching for the Advancement of Mid-level Planners (CAMPs).  This program met an identified need by the Sun Coast section membership of wanting to have more focus on career advancement beyond the early years of one’s career.    The launch of this program proved to be effective with eight successful coach/mid-level planner matches that increased mentees’ network size, outlined steps to take their careers to the next level, and provided tools to achieving their career aspirations.

I spearheaded the first Sun Coast Section Women in Planning Group initiative with an all women Planning Director Panel event.  The Sun Coast Women in Planning Group is an idea sharing and relationship building group that promotes the advancement of women in the planning profession.

As the Principal Planner for City of Pinellas Park, my focus includes long and short-range planning, floodplain management, and the balancing and scheduling of programs and projects for an annual multi-million dollar Capital Improvement Program.  My career for Monroe County afforded me the opportunity to work on comprehensive plan and LDC amendments, rezonings, and environmental mitigation projects.  During my Ohio planning position, I facilitated the creation of farmland preservation and bicycle pedestrian policies.

My work during my tenure as Secretary of the Sun Coast Section earned me the Planner of the Year award.  As Treasurer of the State Chapter, I will bring the same passion and energy and provide the same high level of service and responsiveness expected by members while promoting the programs that support and further the goals of the Florida Chapter of the APA.