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Join 1000 Friends of Florida for FREE monthly webinars on planning, development and growth issues facing Florida.

1000 Friends routinely seeks professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM), Florida attorneys (CLE), DBPR Landscape Architects, Certified Floodplain Managers and Florida Environmental Health Professionals but cannot guarantee that credits will be offered.

Certification Maintenance Logo AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity [or many activities at this event]. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

All Webinars are Eastern Time

Developing a Property Rights Element for Your Community

Thursday, September 9, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., EST
See 1000 Friends’ Model Property Rights Element

Adopted as a result of the 2021 Legislative Session, HB 59 amended Florida’s Community Planning Act to require each local government “to include in its comprehensive plan a property rights element.” Each local government must adopt this new element “by the earlier of the date of its adoption its next proposed plan amendment that is initiated after July 1, 2021, or the date of the next scheduled evaluation and appraisal of its comprehensive plan.” In response, 1000 Friends of Florida has authored a model property rights element which meets the applicable standards of the Community Planning Act as well as affirms local government support for the rights of all people to participate in planning decisions that affect lives and property.  1000 Friends Policy & Planning Director Jane West and University of Florida Master of Urban and Regional Planning Online Program Director Thomas Hawkins will share the model ordinance and discuss its provisions.  1000 Friends of Florida Outreach Director Haley Busch will overview strategies to encourage robust citizen participation in the adoption of this element and the overall planning process.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM LEGAL CREDITS (#9218167) for planners, 2 CLE for Florida Attorneys (# 2106102N),1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers, and 1.5 credits for Florida Landscape Architects (DBPR #0012419).  This event was not approved for credits for Florida Environmental Health Professionals (DOH).

State Initiatives for Community Resilience in Florida

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., EST

Florida’s communities are facing increasing need to address sea level rise, intensified storms, flooding and other impacts of climate change in their planning processes.  This webinar will focus on state programs, resources and assistance to address community resilience.  Whitney Gray, Florida Resilient Coastlines Program administrator in the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will focus on DEP’s work to implement the Sea Level Impact Projection (SLIP) studies for certain state-financed coastal construction and the recently enacted Senate Bill 1954 to promote a coordinated approach to Florida’s coastal and inland resiliency. Florida Department of Transportation Statewide Community Planning Coordinator Jennifer Carver, AICP, will focus on FDOT’s resiliency policy and current efforts to address resiliency within the Department.  Also on behalf of FDOT, Pavement Design Engineer Mary Jane Hayden, P.E., will present some recent project-specific examples of addressing resiliency. Melissa Coleman Corbett, CFM, Community Resilience Planner with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will cover DEO’s efforts related to addressing the Peril of Flood statutory requirements and the Agency’s Community Planning Technical Assistance Grants. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM for planners (#9218871), 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers, and 1 credit for Florida environmental health professionals (DOH). 1000 Friends has applied for Florida attorneys (CLE) and Florida Landscape Architects (DBPR) but cannot guarantee they will be approved.

Preempting Local Government Authority in Florida

November 10, 2021
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern  

Preemption has been described as the use of state law to nullify a local government ordinance or authority.  This issue is becoming increasingly problematic in Florida, as each year the legislature passes bills that supersede local authority on issues ranging from collecting impact fees, regulating building design, banning plastic bags, regulating cruise ships and more.  We anticipate even more proposals will surface during the 2022 session.  Find out why this is a critical issue as 1000 Friends of Florida Policy & Planning Director Jane West, Florida League of Cities Deputy General Counsel Rebecca O’Hara, and Florida Association of Counties Executive Director Ginger Delegal discuss the impacts of inappropriate preemption and the need for more proactive advocacy to counter the problem

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits for planners (#9219024), 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers, and 1.5 credits for Florida Landscape Architects (DBPR #0012534). 1000 Friends has applied for credits for Florida attorneys (CLE) but cannot guarantee they will be approved. This event was not approved for credits for Florida environmental health professionals (DOH).

2022 Florida Legislative Preview

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

The 2022 Florida Legislative Session, slated to start January 11, will have significant public policy impacts for planning, conservation, transportation, community design and other issues of concern to many Floridians. 1000 Friends Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger, President Paul Owens, Policy & Planning Director Jane West, and Outreach Director Haley Busch will discuss key bills and budget recommendations related to planning and growth management, conservation, transportation and water that are likely to be considered, including how legislation could impact Florida governance and planning practices.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM LEGAL CREDITS (#9218310) for planners, 2 CLE for Florida Attorneys (#2106101N), 1 DOH credit for Florida Environmental Health Professionals, 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers, and 1.5 credits for Florida Landscape Architects (DBPR #0012420).

Topic Pending

January 2022
Details Coming Soon

2022 Legislative Update

February 2022
Registration Coming Soon

The 2022 Florida Legislative Session will have significant public policy impacts for planning, conservation, transportation, community design and other issues of concern to many Floridians. 1000 Friends Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger, President Paul Owens, Policy & Planning Director Jane West, and Outreach Director Haley Busch will discuss key bills and budget recommendations related to planning and growth management, conservation, transportation and water that are being considered during the 2022 Session, including how legislation could impact Florida governance and planning practices.

1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM), Florida attorneys (CLE) and Florida Landscape Architects (DBPR credits), Certified Floodplain Managers (CEC), and Florida Environmental Health Professionals (DOH) but cannot guarantee they will be approved.

2022 Legislative Wrap Up

March 2022
Registration Coming Soon

The 2022 Florida Legislative Session will have significant public policy impacts for planning, conservation, transportation, community design and other issues of concern to many Floridians. 1000 Friends Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger, President Paul Owens, Policy & Planning Director Jane West, and Outreach Director Haley Busch will discuss key bills and budget recommendations related to planning and growth management, conservation, transportation and water that passed and failed during the 2022 Session, including how legislation impacts Florida governance and planning practices.

1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM), Florida attorneys (CLE) and Florida Landscape Architects (DBPR credits), Certified Floodplain Managers (CEC), and Florida Environmental Health Professionals (DOH) but cannot guarantee they will be approved.

Topic Pending

April 2022
Details Coming Soon

Promoting Social Equity in Florida Communities

May 2022
Details Coming Soon

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FRIEND

Ms. Kimberly A. DeGrove & Dr. Clyde Partin

Dickman Law Firm/Mr. Andrew Dickman

The Perkins Charitable Foundation

Mr. Robert M. Rhodes

Ms. Susan Trevarthen

SPONSOR

​Mr. Thomas J. Baird

Mr. William M. DeGrove

Ms. Pam Harting

ANNIVERSARY CLUB

Mr. David M. Orshefsky

SUPPORTER

Mr. Lester Abberger

American Planning Association, Florida Chapter

Ms. Nancy Stroud

Treasure Coast RPC

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