WOO HOO!!!!! APA Florida Named Outstanding Chapter of the Year
On June 10, the APA Chapter President’s Council awarded APA Florida with the Karen B. Smith Award for Overall Chapter Achievement due to its “becoming a leader in chapter-level equity, diversity and inclusion efforts and they’re also an outstanding leader in ongoing advocacy and policy-related efforts that provide training to their members and supports their efforts to advocate on behalf of the planning profession.”
Stop State Legislative Overreach! Help Us Get HB 403 & HB 487 Vetoed
Please help us push back on the state legislature’s overreach into local governments’ ability to adequately and effectively plan the communities in which we live.HB 403 and HB 487, if signed by the governor, would preempt and undermine local zoning and land use regulation and erode local comprehensive planning authority, respectively. APA Florida has formally requested Governor DeSantis to veto these bills.
FPC21 Updates Conference Will Be Held In Person
As spring moves swiftly along, so does the planning for the 2021 Florida Planning Conference. This year the event will be held in person at the InterContinental Miami in Downtown Miami on Aug. 31 - Sept. 3. Conference registration and the hotel block will be opening in late June.
APA Florida leadership and the conference committee weighed heavily the input from the member survey and has decided to move forward with an in-person event. We are taking all precautions to ensure all attendees will be safe.
For those who cannot make the journey down south, don't fret. We will record a handful of sessions that will be made available on-demand following the conference. We are still working on those details and will update all members of the viewing cost and options.
The Conference Committee is working hard on fantastic mobile tours and putting the finishing touches on the session and reception schedules.
nominate by june 23 2021 Leadership Awards Program Application Cycle is Open!
APA Florida is pleased to announce the opening of its 2021 Leadership Awards Program application cycle. The Planning Leadership Awards are the APA Florida Chapter's highest honors, recognizing outstanding individuals or organizations for their exceptional leadership efforts.
Complete award nominations must be submitted in electronic form by 5:00 p.m. June 23, 2021 EST.
FPC21 in Miami! Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
Show your support for Florida’s boundless innovation by being a sponsor of the 2021 Florida Planning Conference. By participating as a sponsor your team will be recognized as a leader focused on improving the quality of life for our state while helping bring top minds together to advance the planning profession. Options for sponsorship allow a range of benefits specifically designed to promote your company or organization.
As partners, APA Florida is committed to exploring the diverse and multifaceted nature of our state. If you are a Florida-based minority, woman or veteran business enterprise certified by the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) or a Florida-based disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) certified by the Florida Department of Transportation, you are eligible for a 25% discount for all sponsorship levels except Conference Supporter and Exhibitor.