Sun Coast Section

2020-21 Sun Coast Section Executive Committee Elections

Please join us in congratulating our new incoming 2020-2021 Executive Committee members! 

  • Chair-Elect:  Katrina Corcoran, AICP 
  • Vice-Chair:  Nancy M.H. Simpson, CFM 
  • Treasurer:  Rich Wilson, PE, AICP 
  • Professional Development Officer #1:  Roger Menendez, AICP, CE 
  • Professional Development Officer #2:  Troy Salisbury, AICP 
  • Citrus/Hernando Area Director:  Cayce Dagenhart, AICP 
  • Hillsborough Area Director:  Jennifer Malone, AICP 
  • Manatee Area Director:  Katie LaBarr, AICP 
  • Pasco Area Director:  Amy Elmore, MS 
  • Pinellas Area Director:  Lorraine Duffy Suarez, AICP 
  • Sarasota Area Director:  Lucia Panica 
  • Emerging Planners Group:  Jared Jones, AICP-C, Justin Alexander, and Dominique Boyer 

Lastly, we would like to thank the outgoing officers – Tammy Vrana, AICP, Connor McDonald, and Sean Baraoidan for their service and contributions to the Sun Coast Section! 


Upcoming Events

We are busy planning COVID-19 compliant virtual events for our members. Check back here and follow us on Facebook for upcoming events!  


Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the Sun Coast Section! We are a division of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association spanning the Gulf Coast counties of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota. Our goal is to provide our diverse membership with an equally diverse range of professional development, networking and other opportunities. If you are interested in joining APA, please visit the national APA website. 

Your 2020-2021 Sun Coast Section Executive Committee members are here to serve you and we are looking forward to another great year. We have a fantastic group of Area Directors and a YPG Representative who will be reaching out in the coming weeks about event ideas in your area, and the Executive Committee will be holding a retreat in November to plan out a roadmap for the coming year. The Section’s mentoring initiatives, for both students and mid-level professionals, will be a continued focus. Additionally, the Women in Planning group will continue to expand with additional programming. We will also be offering a variety of fun educational and social opportunities – some targeted to new planners, some to experienced professionals, but hopefully all will benefit you no matter where you are in your career.  

You can also connect with us on Facebook to stay even more connected! To view upcoming events in our section, you can view our calendar here. Did you know that you can receive our Section newsletter, Horizons Newsletter, as well as other email updates even if you’re not a member?  Contact the Sun Coast Section Communications Officer  to add your name to our distribution list. 

One of my goals as Chair is to make sure the Section provides a great value for your membership. Please feel free to contact me at any time with your ideas, suggestions or feedback.  

We hope to see you at an event soon! 

Sincerely, 

Stefanie McQueen, AICP 

Sun Coast Section Chair