About the Emerald Coast Section

Welcome to the Emerald Coast!

The Emerald Coast Section welcomes all planners and affiliated from Escambia County, Florida (Western Gateway to Florida) to Bay County (Panama City). Our beautiful stretch of Florida coast includes 7 counties. We hold activities, workshops, trainings, and seminars in Pensacola, Milton, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Crestview, South Walton, and Panama City. 

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Contact us

Comments or questions are always welcome. Below is a roster of our section leadership. You can fill out this contact form to get a hold of us. 

Position Name
Chair Melissa I. Ward, AICP
Vice Chair Latilda Hughes-Neel, AICP
Secretary Tina M. Ekblad, AICP, MPA, LEED AP
Treasurer Chris Wallace, AICP
Membership Carly Hanson, MSP, MPA
Programs Chair Timothy W. Brown, AICP
Immediate Past Chair Randall Woodruff, AICP