Dealing with the Challenging Planning Issues of Today

APA Arizona Chapter


Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. MST

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Description:  Panel members will share their experience and insight managing a variety of challenging planning issues including:

  • Managing temporary uses
  • Group homes
  • Marijuana facilities
  • Donation bins
  • Food trucks
  • Fencing for critical infrastructure
  • Etc.

Panel Members:   Sandra Hoffman, AICP, Deputy Director, City of Phoenix, Chris Jacques, AICP, Planning and Development Director, City of Peoria and Darren Gerard, AICP, Deputy Director, Maricopa County


Chris Jacques, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Chris Jacques, AICP is the Director of Planning and Community Development and Zoning Administrator for the City of Peoria, Arizona, a fast growing city of 171,000 people located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. He leads a professional staff that is responsible for a broad array of functions including CDBG ... Read More

Darren Gerard, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Darren V. Gerard, AICP has been a community and regional planner for 27 years working in Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, New Mexico and Arizona. He is a Deputy County Planning & Development Director for Maricopa County, Arizona. He has been with the department for 18 years. Read More

Sandra Hoffman, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Sandra Hoffman has a Master of Environmental Planning from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona. Sandra is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has served as the Vice President for Professional Development for the Arizona Chapter of the ... Read More