Emerald Coast Section

Welcome to the Emerald Coast

The Emerald Coast Section of the American Planning Association Florida Chapter is comprised of local planners, architects, city and county officials, developers, engaged citizens and others interested in the planning professional 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. 

Randall Woodruff, AICP,  Section Chair

Contact Randall here.

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.