Collaborative Tools for Revitalization

APA Florida Chapter, Suncoast Section


Friday, October 14, 2016
3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. EDT

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Neighborhoods-Businesses-Governments: their partnerships enhance a vibrant, resilient community. This workshop will begin with a case study in prioritizing neighborhood needs through “people focused” community engagement, and then explore how government, businesses and other community partners can work together on a comprehensive approach to address those needs and benefit all.


Planning-related educational objective:

Attendees will learn how partnerships between neighborhoods, businesses and governments can contribute to a vibrant, resilient community presented through a case study


Karen Stewart

Invited Speaker

Karen Stewart is the Economic Development Program Manager for Manatee County Government. In this role, Karen provides leadership to facilitate economic development projects by linking all county departments and the business community. In addition, she manages the performance based incentive program, rapid response permitting, and promotes the business friendly approach ... Read More

Che Barnett

Invited Speaker

Che Barnett is a member of the Economic Development Team at Manatee County Government where she serves as a Community Redevelopment Coordinator. Her work is focused in the Southwest County Improvement District where she connects government-led capital improvement projects with community based resources and the small business community, helping to ... Read More

Ogden Clark

Invited Speaker

Ogden Clark grew up in Bradenton, Florida. He attended the University of North Florida where he received a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration. After graduation, Ogden worked on many electoral campaigns as a political strategist around the country. He was employed as a lobbyist in Washington, DC ... Read More