APA Florida is once again hosting the Public Policy Workshop in Tallahassee on Feb. 7, 2019. This one-day workshop is the place to learn what pertinent policy changes may impact the planning community – from the national, state and legal areas.
- To plan for the future (economic outlook, post-Hurricane Michael implications)
- To understand future housing needs
- To understand the implications (elections, court rulings) …
Let’s ponder some of these big questions facing Florida. The impacts of these issues and more will be covered at the 2019 APA Florida Public Policy Workshop.
Don’t wait – registration ends on Jan. 31!
This one-day workshop is the place to learn what pertinent policy changes may impact the planning community – from the national, state and legal arenas. The workshop will empower you with valuable insights about some of the major policy decisions occurring at the state level.
This year’s agenda will arm you with information as you:
- get a comprehensive picture of Florida’s economic outlook
- learn what political and policy changes are brewing after the election
- assimilate the implications of recent court rulings
- find out what’s next after Hurricane Michael
- gain insight on upcoming legislative proposals from legislative insiders
- and much more!
It is a jam-packed day with an unparalleled slate of knowledgeable speakers. Registration closes on Jan. 31. Don’t delay – join your fellow planners from around Florida and stay informed! (7.0 AICP CM credits, including AICP Law credits, are being sought.)
Join us at an informal reception to be held the night before from 5:30 – 7p.
AGENDA: Click here for the preliminary agenda.
REGISTRATION: Click here to register.
AICP CM CREDITS: The workshop will be submitted for 7.0 hours of AICP CM credit, including the AICP Law credit.
In the Eye of the Storm – A Tour of Emergency Operations Centers
Feb. 6, 2019
1 – 4p
Over the past three years, Tallahassee has responded to three major storm events: Hurricane Matthew in 2015, Hurricane Irma in 2016, and Hurricane Michael in 2018. This heightened level of hurricane activity has had a significant impact on Tallahassee and the Florida panhandle. It has affected how we respond to extreme weather events, and how we serve the communities’ needs leading up to, during, and after these natural disasters. In the aftermath of the storms, there is heightened interest in how we prepare, respond, and recover at the local and state levels. So, what happens before and leading up to hurricane landfall?
In our guided tour of the Local (Tallahassee –Leon County) and State Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), we will take a first-hand look at how storm events are handled on a day-to-day basis, as well as the operations of these centers during extreme weather events. Participants will have the opportunity to tour these facilities and gain a better understanding of how local and State EOCs work in coordination to prepare, respond, and recover to emergencies.
Our state is very familiar with hurricanes; however our Emergency Managers at both the state and local levels deal with a wide variety of events throughout the year. This tour is designed to give you a better understanding of what the EOC will activate for and how critical the function of our Emergency Managers and the EOC is to the resiliency and recovery of our communities.
There will be a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes! 3.0 AICP CM credits will be sought. Registration is limited to 25 people.
Click here to register.
Please contact the chapter office at 850-201-3272 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about either of these events. See you there!
Never been to a Public Policy Workshop and curious to see what’s it’s all about? Check out presentations from past events: