South Sarasota County Trolley Tour

APA Florida Chapter, Suncoast Section


Thursday, October 13, 2016
3 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT

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Join your colleagues on one of three open-air trolleys for a tour of “all things Sarasota County.” A local expert will guide you through this quirky and insightful look at our community. Visitors and locals alike are sure to learn things they didn’t know they didn’t know as they relax with the historical sights, and sounds of this one-of-a-kind experience.


Planning-related educational objective:

Attendees will hear about the development of the Venice, Florida area – from the influence of Bertha Palmer and her aristocratic investor friends, to the mark of John Nolen, famed urban planner; and all sorts of unexpected factors in between.



John McCarthy

Invited Speaker

John McCarthy is the Executive Director of SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence), a civic engagement organization that uses community data to explore local issues and opportunities. John is a native Floridian, and has a deep appreciation for the state’s communities, heritage and natural systems. In addition to ... Read More