Professional Development Workshop

APA Ohio Chapter


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

CM | 6.50

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This year's professional development workshop will focus on advocacy and policy. The morning session will bring in exprienced elected officials and communications professionals to discuss effective means of advocating with legislators and other decision makers. In the afternoon there will be a facilitated discussion on planning policy issues with policyh experts to better understand specific planning issues and how to more effectively convey these issues using skills discussed in the morning session.


Kelan Craig

Confirmed Speaker

Kelan Craig is the Director Planning, Preservation and Development (PP&D) at the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), leading administration of the state’s low-income housing tax credit program, multifamily bond program and several gap financing programs, allocating approximately $500 million in annual funding. Prior to joining OHFA as Business ... Read More

Emily Lundgard

Confirmed Speaker

State and Local Policy Director, Enterprise Community Partners Read More

Aryeh Alex

Confirmed Speaker

Vice President of Public Affairs, Ohio Environmental Council Read More

Mike Stinziano

Confirmed Speaker

Columbus City Council

Bill Faith

Confirmed Speaker

Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio Read More

John Haseley

Confirmed Speaker

Partner, Remington Road Group

Scott Ulrich, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Scott Ulrich currently serves as the Healthy Places Program Director at Columbus Public Health. In this role, he works closely with other agencies on land use and transportation planning efforts to ensure that health considerations are addressed through a “Health in All Policies” approach. In addition, he oversees programs that ... Read More

Jason Russell

Confirmed Speaker


Arin Blair, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Arin Blair, AICP, a planner and consultant with the firm MKSK, specializes in communicating planning topics to reach every audience. As Social Chair of her local APA Chapter and active APA Ambassador, Arin works to grow the networks of planners in her region and bring planning knowledge to community members ... Read More

Jason Warner

Confirmed Speaker

Manager of Government Affairs, Greater Ohio Policy Center Read More

Todd Kinskey, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Todd Kinskey is a certified professional planner who joined the City of Dayton in May of 2018 as its Director of Planning & Community Development (P&CD). Todd oversees the daily operations of the P&CD Department (60+ ‎employees) and its four Divisions: Land Use Administration, Community Development, Housing Inspections, and ... Read More

Justin Goodwin, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Justin Goodwin, AICP is a transportation planner with the City of Columbus, Ohio, where he oversees a wide variety of multi-modal planning and street design initiatives, including long range thoroughfare planning, pedestrian accessibility enhancements, active transportation improvements, and coordination with the local transit agency and metropolitan planning organization. Prior to ... Read More

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