Around the Capitol: Laws Shaping the Future of Planning

APA Minnesota Chapter


Friday, September 29, 2017
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT

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Join members of the APA MN Legislative and Law Committee to hear highlights from the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature and United States Congress, discuss action steps to implement the chapter’s legislative policy platform, and receive an overview of two recent planning law cases in Minnesota and Wisconsin. n this session participants will:

• Learn about new laws affecting planners and the planning profession at the state and federal level, including an overview of the 2017 legislative session and the 115th Congress.

• Learn about the APA MN Legislative Policy Platform, and engage with one another on potential revisions and future action steps aimed at the long-term future of our communities and our profession, in keeping with the conference theme.

• Learn about two recent planning law cases in Minnesota and Wisconsin recently heard in the courts, including group discussion of their impacts on the planning profession.


Tom Jensen

Confirmed Speaker

Tom Jensen, AICP Longtime member of the American Planning Association and has retained membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 2003. As the Minnesota Chapter’s legislative education coordinator, now in his 7th year in this role, Tom provides information and perspectives about what’s happening at ... Read More

Andrew Mack, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

ANDREW MACK, AICP Andrew is a principal planner with Rural & Urban Planning Services. He is co-chair of the APA MN Legislative & Law Committee since 2008 and has worked closely with planning legislative & law topics since the late 80’s. He is very familiar with planning related statutory and case laws; the legislative process and pertinent issues facing the planning profession in Minnesota and surrounding states. Andrew has worked closely with the APA MN Chapter Board over the past 8 years to re-assess & define the legislative role of APA Minnesota ... Read More

Paul Mogush, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Paul Mogush, AICP has worked for twelve years as a planner with the City of Minneapolis, focusing primarily on long range planning. His current focus is on updating the City's comprehensive plan, Minneapolis 2040. In addition to his work at the City of Minneapolis, Paul co-chairs the Legislative and ... Read More

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