Heart of Florida Section
Florida Planning Conference 2020
Don't forget to register for the first ever virtual Florida Planning Conference. Registration is open until this Friday, September 4. Take advantage of the reasonable rates for this year's conference and enjoy informative and enriching sessions, get your CM credits, and take part in fun, virtual activities with friends and colleagues throughout the conference.
The virtual conference portal allows you to build your own schedule of sessions, browse the virtual exhibitor hall, send messages and start chats and chat groups with friends and new acquaintances, as well as participate in all the social events during the conference, and more!! You won't want to miss it this year!
Get more information and register here: https://florida.planning.org/
Don't forget to follow the conference on social media on social media!
Our 2020 Award Recipients!
It doesn't seem like we'll be able to get together in person for this year's annual meeting and awards ceremony, so we would like to virtually announce our award winners. We are proud of everyone working hard to elevate the planning profession by doing excellent work.
Congratulations to our award recipients! These projects are wonderful examples of how planners make a difference in our communities.
Plan It! Award of Excellence - Polk City Park and Recreation Master Plan, City of Polk City
Build It! Award of Excellence - Advent Health Fieldhouse at Chain of Lakes Park, City of Winter Haven
Jan Johnson Public Participation Award of Excellence - Disc Golf Course Service Learning Project for the Master Plan, Polk County Natural Resources
Service Award - Marisa Barmby, AICP is recognized for her years of service to the Heart of Florida Section of APA Florida from 2011-2019. Marisa served several roles on the HOF Executive Committee and her leadership in guiding and directing our section HOF has been much appreciated. Marisa continues to participate and offer her support to the HOF Executive Committee. Thank you, Marisa, for your dedication and commitment to HOF, its members, APA Florida, and the planning profession. We're proud of your contributions.
We'd also like to send a shout out to our Awards Committee for reviewing and evaluating the applications for our awards. Thank you for volunteering your time, knowledge, and leadership to this important program for HOF members.
Stay tuned for information about our virtual celebration!
Virtual Social Hour
Hello HOF Members!
Let's shake off the quarantine blues and meet each other, virtually, for a social hour and scavenger hunt! We may not be able to gather in person to catch up and share news about what's going on in our lives, but we can still connect with each other and have a little fun.
Grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom May 15 @ 5:30
Check your email for the Zoom link!
HOF Annual Meeting POSTPONED
We have decided to use an abundance of caution for the sake of everyone's health and wellness and postpone the Annual Meeting on March 20, 2020.
Please watch your email and check back here for updates and information about rescheduling the meeting.
Thank you for your understanding.
Your HOF Executive Committee
Heart of Florida Annual Meeting 2020
Save the Date!
The APA Florida Heart of Florida Section will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on March 20, 2020 at 11:30 am
We are also asking for nominations for the should be submitted using the form: 2020 HOF Awards Application Form.
Avon Park Air Force Range Field Day
Heart of Florida Section Members participated in a field day at the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR), in Avon Park, FL on January 28, 2020.