Planning Officials Training on May 14

Join us on May 14 in Miami

This all-day training is ideal for appointed advisory board members, elected officials, utilities, historic preservation or water board members, city clerks, or a local government employee who is eager to learn more about local planning and zoning fundamentals, land use law, future planning trends, and effective public engagement tactics. All positions and backgrounds are welcome. 

The one-day event is organized by APA Florida in conjunction with the APA Florida Gold Coast Section.


8 – 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:45 am Merle Bishop, FAICP, Implementing Comprehensive Planning Techniques
9:45 – 10 am Break
10 – 11:15 am Lisa Colmenares, AICP, Transportation Planning & Implementation
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Joni Armstrong Coffey, Esq., Land Use Law
12:15 – 12:45 pm Lunch ( Alex David, 2024 Legislative Session Recap)
12:45 – 2 pm Owen Beitsch, FAICP, Private Sector Perspectives on Current & Future Planning Trends
2 – 2:15 pm Break
2:15 – 3:30 pm Silvia Vargas, FAICP, Ethics in Government
3:30 – 4 pm Q&A/Networking

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Download Event Flier

Do you know someone who may benefit from this training? You can download the event flier and send to them.


Event Info

  • When: Tuesday, May 14 from 8 am - 4 pm
  • Where: 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant | 1395 NW 57th Ave., Miami, FL
  • Who: Anyone wanting to know the basic principles of local government planning and zoning. Seating is limited to 70 people. Registration closes at 5 pm on May 10.
  • How much: $75 (includes breakfast and lunch)