Emerald Coast Section

Rebuilding After Hurricane Michael

Beyond any doubt Hurricane Michael was one of the worst storms in Florida history. The storm was devastating in terms of wind speeds and storm surge. While still early, the University of West Florida has estimated the economic impact of Hurricane Michael at $1.5 billion just based on timber industry losses in 11 counties and insured storm surge losses in Bay and Gulf Counties.

Welcome to the Emerald Coast!

Emerald Coast Section Chair Catherine McCloy, AICP

The Emerald Coast Section of the American Planning Association is comprised of local planners, architects, city and county officials, developers, engaged citizens and others interested in the planning profession within Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Washington, and Holmes Counties.  The section is dedicated to promoting excellence in local planning through the provision of professional development and networking opportunities as well as educating the community on the important role of planning.

We encourage you to join our section membership if you live or work in the Emerald Coast Area. Please contact one of the members of the APA Florida Emerald Coast Area Section Committee for more information.

Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to learn about educational and networking opportunities throughout the Emerald Coast.

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