Promised Lands Section
Charlotte County Growth Management Planning Officials Training
These workshops are designed for elected and appointed officials who make planning and zoning recommendations and decisions as well as planning staff. The series covers the basic laws, principles and practices that have shaped the planning process in Florida. Planning officials will receive basic instruction about Florida’s planning and growth management system, his/her role and how to do the job more effectively.
Planning Officials Training - March 7 (9 am - 4 pm)
This one day workshop is designed for elected and appointed officials who make planning and zoning recommendations and decisions as well as planning staff. The series covers the basic laws, principles and practices that have shaped the planning process in Florida. Planning officials will receive basic instruction about Florida’s planning and growth management system, his/her role and how to do the job more effectively. Peer ex-change and discussion are also valuable parts of this event. Topics Include: Topic #1 Planning and Growth Management in Florida; Topic #2 Roles and Responsibilities; Topic #3 Constitutional and Legal Foundations for Planning; Topic #4: The Community Building Process; and Topic #5 Decision-making. Registration for this all day workshop includes workshop materials, snacks, and lunch. Eligible AICP attendees will receive 6 CM credits for attending and FCF (CCC/CGE) participants will receive 6 core credits for their attendance. ACC Alumni will receive 25 Torchbearer points for attending this session.
Planning Administration Best Practices - March 8 (Session #1 - 8:30 am - Noon; Session #2 - 12:30 - 4 pm)This day is broken into two sessions. Participants may choose to attend both sessions for a bundled savings of $25 and this registration option includes lunch. Participants may opt to attend just one of the two sessions offered that day (Session #1 which is focused on Reforming the Comprehensive Plan or Session #2 which is focused on Managing Land Use Regulations). Registration for each session includes workshop materials and snacks. Only full day attendees will receive lunch with their registration. Eligible AICP attendees will receive 3 CM credits per session for attending and FCF (CCC/CGE) participants will receive 3 elective credits for attending the entire day.
Collaboratory: Rails to Renaissance.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railway depot in downtown Fort Myers delivered passengers, cargo and a new era to Southwest Florida. Nearly a century later, the Southwest Florida Community of Fort Myers and the City of Fort Myers’ public-private partnership has reinvented the historic depot and added a 13,160-square-foot addition to transform the site into the regional Collaboratory.
Winter Coming Attractions
2018 ANNUAL FPZA/APA HOLIDAY SOCIAL
When: Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. until late night.
Where: Downtown Social House, 1406 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, FL.
Why: Appetizers, Prizes, Cash Bar. Please bring CASH donation for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Annual Roland Eastwood Planner of the Year for 2018 will be announced. No AICP/CM credits. Just fun and fellowship.
LEE COUNTY MEET THE HEARING EXAMINER LUNCHEON
Friday, Dec. 7, noon to 1 pm (1 AICP/CM Credit)
Lee County Public Works Building, First Floor Conference Room, 1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL.
Luncheon with Lee County Hearing Examiner Donna Marie Collins & Deputy Hearing Examiner Amanda (Brock) Rivera.
COLLIER COUNTY GROWTH MANAGEMENT UPDATE & “HOT HAPPENINGS” LUNCHEON
Thursday, Jan. 10, noon to 1 pm (1 AICP/CM Credit)
Collier County Growth Management Building, 2800 Horseshoe Drive, Room 609/610, Naples, FL.
Luncheon with Mike Bosi, Zoning Director & Ray Bellows, Planning Manager, Collier County.
8th Annual Southwest Florida GIS Symposium
The 8th Annual Southwest Florida GIS Symposium was a roaring success again with a capacity crowd of 200 participants including several local planners from the public and private sectors. The annual get- together and learning event was hosted by Lee County government on November 1 in Fort Myers at the Minnesota Twins Player Development Academy.
The event has grown over the years to become the premier GIS event in Southwest Florida and is always open to professionals, students, and vendors. The symposium included presentations by industry leader ESRI on new and innovative techniques, tools, and GIS applications, paper and poster presentations from local GIS colleagues, and vendor exhibits. The event is also eligible for 7 AICP/CM credits. Congratulations to Amy Hoyt, GISP GIS Manager for Lee County on another great event and collaboration with the Promised Lands. See you again next year!
Gallander, Trepal Win Comp Registration to #APAFL19
Ken Gallander, AICP, of RWA consultants was one of two winners of a free state conference registration from the Promised Lands Section. Matt Trepal, AICP of Charlotte County Community Development was the other winner this year.