- Spring 2018 Town Hall Lecture Series January 12, 2018
The APA Florida Treasure Coast Section, in conjunction with the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and several other organizations, will be co-sponsoring a Spring 2018 Town Hall Lecture Series beginning on Wednesday evening, Jan. 31t at the Historic Jensen Beach Community Center.
Victor Dover, FAICP, the featured speaker on Jan. 31, will address ‘Street Design: The Secret of Great Cities and Towns’. The program will begin at 5:30 pm with a Meet & Greet followed by the lecture by Victor Dover at 6:30 pm. 1.5 AICP CM credits will be sought. There is no charge for the program, but RSVPs are required (email Liz Gulick at email@example.com).
Please check our calendar for event specifics, and the following flyer for an overview of the Series: Spring 2018 Lecture Series Flyer
Feb. 21: Ellen Dunham-Jones, FCNU, professor of urban design, Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: Retrofitting Suburbia For 21st Century Challenges
March 14: Rick Gonzales, AIA, president, REG Architects
Topic: Historic Buildings as Placemaker Anchors
April 11: Raphael Clemente, executive director, Downtown Development Authority, city of West Palm Beach
Topic: The Impact of Art on Towns And Cities
- AICP Exam & New AICP Candidate Pilot Program Webinar November 20, 2017
If you didn’t have a chance to view/attend the AICP Exam & New AICP Candidate Pilot Program webinar on Nov. 14 you can view it here now.
Click here or on the image above to begin the webinar. (Please note that you will have to register to view the webinar. It’s free!)
Here are the two presentations shown during the training.
- Distinguished Contribution to the Chapter: Trina Gilliam November 14, 2017
Trina Gilliam is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Contribution to the Chapter Award, which recognizes an APA Florida member who has contributed to the goals and objectives of the APA Florida and to its development plan through an extraordinary effort over a short period of time.
This year’s winner is a little different than those who have received this award in past years. She has been selected, not just because she contributed her time and talents to the planning of this conference, but because she is a wonderful example of how our student members can get involved in APA Florida and make a difference in the short period that they are in school.
Trina Gilliam is an enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working, and self-motivated student, volunteer and professional-in-training. She is currently working on a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Central Florida. She is a member of the Urban Knights student organization at UCF and actively invites a variety of interesting planning professionals to speak at their events. She is also an active student liaison with the Atlantic Coast Section of APA Florida.
While attending school, Trina also worked as a planning intern with the City of Titusville and recently started as a Planner 1 with Brevard County. Despite all the pressures of school and work, Trina has dedicated a significant amount of her time to helping the Atlantic Coast Section become an active participant in Chapter events. Since the announcement in 2016 of the Chapter conference coming to Daytona, Trina has been instrumental in speaker and session selections and the overall conference programming. She has taken on the thankless task of recruiting and organizing the volunteers that make a conference possible. She was a key contributor to the development of the logo and attended multiple APA Florida executive committee meetings to discuss various items. ...
- 2017 Minority Scholarships Awarded November 13, 2017
APA Florida is pleased to recognize Daphne Green and Wisnerson Benoit as the recipients of the 2017 Minority Scholarship. This scholarship is meant to celebrate planning and foster increased interest in planning by providing financial support for planning students who are members of underserved ethnic groups and who attend a PAB-accredited planning institution or urban planning program actively seeking PAB accreditation in the state of Florida. Daphne received the $2,000 scholarship and Wisnerson the $1,500.
Both recipients are currently enrolled at FSU’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Daphne is focusing on neighborhood planning and community design while Wisnerson is concentrating on economic development. Both have a strong future in the field of planning and APA Florida is happy to support them in their studies!
Daphne: “I would like to use my voice to inspire communities to organize, create neighborhood associations and committees with the wherewithal to demand the services and infrastructure they know their communities need from decision makers who would usually not help them up the participation ladder”
Wisnerson: “My goal as a planner is based upon my desire to design equitable solutions and lead implementation of policies that result in increased chances in communities that are often neglected by the cold calculations of the growth machine.”
- 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 Sept. 11 to Sept. 14, 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!