Legislative Policy Committee

The Chapter’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) is made up of representatives of each local Section and numerous at-large appointments ensuring depth and breadth of expertise that make up the planning profession. The LPC reviews, updates and submits the Legislative Platform annually to APA Florida’s elected Executive Committee before the annual meeting, where it is adopted as is or with amendments.  In addition, the LPC works throughout the year to review legislative proposals and provide professional expertise to the legislature on planning topics.

You can contact the Legislative Policy Committee here

The current members of the Legislative Policy Committee are:

Chair Whit Blanton, FAICP
President Wiatt Bowers, AICP
Legislative Representative Lester Abberger
Atlantic Coast Mike Disher, AICP
Broward Marilyn Mammano, AICP
Capital Area Joe Crozier, AICP
Emerald Coast Latilda Hughes-Neel, AICP
First Coast Janis Fleet, AICP
Gold Coast Alex David, AICP
Heart of Florida Charles Barmby
Orlando Metro
Promised Lands
San Felasco Juan Castillo
Sun Coast Nancy Simpson
Treasure Coast
Student Representative Erin Fowler
EPG Rep Sofia Garantiva


Rochelle Lawandales, FAICP Tina Ekblad
Susan Trevarthen, FAICP, Esq. Allison Megrath
Dave Theriaque, Esq. Roger Menendez
Brent Lacy, AICP David Depew, AICP
Melissa Zornitta, AICP Brian Teeple, AICP