Join us for this online forum Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey Insights: Listening to You
Earlier this year, the APA Florida EDI Committee launched a survey to better understand the intersection of experiences and work of planners in Florida in relation to equity, diversity and inclusion. APA Florida expects to use the survey results as a means to initiate broader conversations and inform specific actions improving how a diverse profession serving diverse communities actively works to eliminate unconscious bias and systemic discrimination.
This online forum will include:
- Presentation of survey results
- Panel discussion on survey insights; and
- Interactive discussion of ongoing concerns and the path forward.
Help us recognize and celebrate Great Places in Florida Nominations Now Open
Great Places in Florida is an awards program created to highlight Florida’s great places and the communities and people that have created them. The Great Places Award is an annual selection of places that represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement and a vision for tomorrow.
APA Florida is seeking nominations from individuals, local governments and organizations for Great Places in Florida.
Advocacy win SB 410 Vetoed by Governor DeSantis
We applaud Gov. Ron DeSantis’s veto of SB 410, a bill designed to preempt and erode the authority of local government to effectively plan for their communities. We agree that “[t]his broad provision preempts charter county powers and unnecessarily risks frustrating the will of the voters in charter counties.” (Read the governor’s veto letter here. Downloads as a pdf)
On April 2, APA Florida sent a letter to Governor DeSantis outlining serious concerns with SB 410, and requesting a gubernatorial veto.
Thank you to our members who joined us in voicing opposition to this bill. Your voice was heard!
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Florida Planning Conference Is Going Virtual
We are so excited to share with you that our Florida Planning Conference is going virtual for the first time ever! Our amazing team of volunteers is putting together an incredible opportunity for you to learn, connect, and be inspired so block your calendars for Sept. 9 – 11, 2020.