Orlando Metro Section

Central Florida Transportation Planning Group - Planning for Visitors in Central Florida

Orlando had a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018, increasing 4.2% over 2017. What are the impacts of these visitors on our transportation system? How do we plan for them through our regional planning process?

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., FDOT invites you to participate in this lively discussion focusing on the impacts of tourism on Central Florida’s transportation network and how their needs are accommodated by the public and private sectors. Bring your questions about how future planning efforts will address the millions of tourists that come to the region annually.

1.5 AICP CMs Approved! 

RSVP and Speaker information can be seen on the full event flyer by clicking here.


Annual Report of Activities for 2019

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Get a comprehensive look at the success of the Orlando Metro Section in 2019.  You'll see a complete breakdown of the section's:

  • Strategic highlights
  • Financial highlights
  • Operating highlights

Annual Meeting & Central Florida Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Chat

Please join the Orlando Metro Section of APA-FL on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:00pm for both the Annual Meeting of members, as well as a chat with representatives from Orange County, Florida Department of Transportation, and LYNX about autonomous vehicle transit in Central Florida. You may RSVP by July 6, 2019 by e-mailing oms.apa.fl@gmail.com. 

1.5 AICP CMs Requested.

The full event flyer PDF,  can be reviewed here

Section Election: Vote Today!

The voting period for the 2019 APA Florida Orlando Metro Section Executive Committee election cycle is now open. And you have until July 5, 2019 to submit your vote! The online ballot can be accessed via Survey Monkey here.

The positions up for election are:

  • President
  • 1st Vice President (Professional Development)
  • Secretary
  • Orange County Director
  • Sumter County Director
  • Lake County Director
  • Director At Large

The current Section Bylaws include a description of the responsibilities for each position (found here and downloads as a pdf.)

Elected officers will begin their term of office after the July 11, 2019 Annual Meeting, will serve on the Executive Committee for two (2) years as voting members, then as an ex-officio member until the APA Conference 2021 to allow for a smooth transition for any incoming officers.

If you have questions, please contact Jason Burton at oms.apa.fl@gmail.com.


Annual Report of Activities for 2018

Get a comprehensive look at the success of the Orlando Metro Section in 2018.  You'll see a robust breakdown of the section's:

  • Strategic highlights
  • Financial highlights
  • Operating highlights

New Bylaws

The Orlando Metro Section members voted for updates to the section bylaws. Those changes with approved on March 20, 2019.  Read or download the update bylaws here


Planning for #APAFL20 Underway!

In case you missed the announcment, the 2020 APA Florida Annual Conference is going to be in City Beautiful and planning is already underway! 

All committee chairs are in place and more committee members are welcome to join.  The speaker and marketing committees will begin work after the first of the year to identify speakers and create a conference theme and logo.

Please contact roxann.read@sumtercountyfl.gov for more information on joining a committee!


Presentation of check for Judith Mucci Scholarship

Orlando Section Chair Josh DeVries, AICP, recently presented this ceremonial check on behalf of APA Florida and the section to the UCF MSURP Program, which is now a PAB Accredited Planning Program!

This Endowment will provide scholarships to many future planners and help further advance the profession! Truly an honor! Learn more about the UCF MSURP Program.