About the First Coast Section

Welcome to the First Coast!

The First Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) serves its membership in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties.

APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning — physical, economic, and social — at the local, regional, state, and national levels. The objective of APA is to encourage planning that will contribute to the development of communities and environments that meet the needs of people and of society more effectively.

The purpose of the First Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association is the study and advancement of the art and science of local, regional, state, and national planning; the furtherance of the interests of the profession; the promotion of fellowship among members of the Section; Chapter and Association, all in the particular sphere of planning of the unified development of urban communities and their environs and of states, regions and the nation; and, such other purposes as the Association may time to time declare.

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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 Casey Dendor, AICP
Vice-Chair Catherine Koval, AICP
Secretary April Bacchus, AICP
Treasurer Lauren Rushing
Director Ennis Davis, AICP
Director Alyssa Goldberg
Director Beth Carson, RLA, AICP
Director Stephanie McCaffrey, AICP Candidate
Director Wiatt Bowers, AICP
Director Keisha Fink, AICP
PDO Janis Fleet, AICP
Young Planners Group Liaison Thalia Fuste
Immediate Past Chair Ray Spofford, AICP, CNU-A