Getting to Solutions-How Planners and Elected Officials Work Best Together

APA Alaska Chapter


Monday, November 16, 2015
noon - 1:30 p.m. AKST

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Mayor Becker will offer a recounting of his path as a professional planner and how it ultimately led to his decision to seek elected office, first as a Utah state legislature and later as mayor of Salt Lake City. Mayor Becker will outline the critical role the work of planners has played in his time as a public servant and offer insight into effective communications and collaborations that bring thoughtful, and effective, solutions to bear on the challenges shared by municipal leaders. The Mayor’s training and professional background also formed the basis for his policy goals as a city executive, including his second-term “2016 Livability Agenda” which leans heavily on deliberate planning strategies to reach multi-faceted goals including improving mobility options, creating walkable neighborhoods, cultivating economic vibrancy and working toward energy independence.



Mayor Ralph Becker

Invited Speaker

Mayor Littlefield was sworn into his second term as Mayor on April 20, 2009. He brought with him many years of experience in City Government and urban planning. Mayor Littlefield has served in several previous capacities within government, including: • Member, Chattanooga City Council (Chairman FY 1990-1992 and FY 2002-2003) • Acting ... Read More