Lindsay Haga, AICP (Candidate for Vice-President for Professional Development)

Lindsay Haga, AICP

Professional Experience:
Work Experience –

  • Senior Planner, ETM, Inc, March 2016 – present
  • Senior Regional Planner, NEFRC, December 2013 – March 2016
  • Director, St. Johns County Development Review, January 2009 – September 2013
  • Adjunct Instructor, Flagler College, Public Administration, Fall 2006
  • Chief Planner/DRI Planner/Planner II, St. Johns County Growth Management, June 2004 – January 2009
  • Senior Regional Planner/GIS Specialist, NEFRPC, February 1998 – June 2004
  • Survey Rodman, Jensen Civil Engineering, October 1997 – January 1998

Membership/Committees –

  • Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA), First Coast Chapter, Past President
    • Urban Land Institute, Technical Assistance Panel Committee, 2017 – present
    • William Bartram Scenic Highway, 2017 – present
    • Bartram Trail High School, Design Academy, 2017 – present

Educational Background:

  • Master of Arts, Public Administration, University of North Florida, December 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, Geography, Florida State University, August 1997

APA Florida/APA Experience:

  • APA Florida Executive Committee, Awards Program Chair, 2014 – present
  • 2017 APA Florida Conference Speaker, SJR2C Loop
  • Treasurer, First Coast Section, September 2017 – present
  • Board Member, First Coast Section, 2015 – present
  • APA Florida/AICP member, March 2005 – present

Position Statement
Over the past four years, I have chaired the Awards Program Committee, learning from nominees and recipients, discovering how they educate us through their real-world actions.  I want to bundle this collection of imagination and hard work to create an intentional learning experience. And, that is why I am throwing my name in the hat – to provide an intentional learning experience that showcases planning issues as our education curriculum.

I will provide a Professional Development program based in experience and education.  Every year we have candidates sit for the AICP exam.  We can weave membership services into AICP exam prep, matching mentees with mentors and testing planners along the way.  Imagine covering developmental regulations through a mobile tour that connects “the field with the file”.  AICP exam circuit training can make this happen! We can add to this experience using social media to post concepts, analytical questions, and legal references as prompts for group members or followers to comment.

Checking off our credit registry is a happy side effect of professional development. The real purpose is to connect role specific training based on relevant trends and emerging issues. Our chapter goals include identifying Florida’s most critical planning issues for the next 10 to 20 years and then developing an educational program to address them.  To meet this goal, we will have to feed the applied knowledge we’ve gained back into the curriculum. Naturally, this includes a public element. I hope to expand the scope of topics at APA events, using interactive AICP exam study events as a springboard to diversify our professional development.