Implementing Your Adopted General Plan - Successes and Challenges

APA Arizona Chapter


Friday, October 28, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MST

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Implementing Your Adopted General Plan – Successes and Challenges
Description:  Staff from Arizona cities and counties that recently adopted General/Comprehensive Plans will share their stories and strategies on how to make plan implementation work. Each community has taken a different approach to partnerships, area planning and plan maintenance that they will share. Learn how Flagstaff, Sedona, Tempe and Mohave County are using their plans to transform their communities and organizations.
Panel Members: Sara Dechter, AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager, City of Flagstaff; Mike Raber or Cynthia Lovely, Senior Planner, City of Sedona; Hal Barton, Long Range Planner, Mojave County; Hunter Hansen, Senior Planner, City of Tempe;  Matt Holm, AICP, Acting Director, Maricopa County



Sara Dechter, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Sara Dechter, AICP, is the Comprehensive Planner for the City of Flagstaff. Her job is to provide leadership and vision in implementing the Flagstaff's Regional Plan and developing small area plans. Sara also has 10 years of experience in federal environmental management and forest planning. Her primary interest is ... Read More

Cynthia Lovely

Confirmed Speaker

Senior Planner with the City of Sedona Community Development, has a Masters in Planning from the University of Arizona, and previously specialized in parks, open space, and trails planning for county and state park agencies in Arizona and New Mexico. Read More