· This event will be an hour-long roundtable session on planning for floodplain resiliency. Attendees will learn about best practices in the planning subfields of hazard mitigation, sustainability, and natural resources protection. Each speaker will discuss the technical merits of a project they have worked on to reduce stormwater runoff, elevate development, and design infrastructure to be more resilient to flood events. This session will be a panel discussion among four leading regional experts in these fields on how the planning profession is addressing floodplain management and development issues. The session will be co-hosted by the Genesee-Finger Lakes Section of the APA Upstate NY Chapter and the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYS FSMA). It will be part of the NYS FSMA statewide conference, and a flyer has been developed to help advertise the event.
Scott Copey is a Town Planner and GIS specialist for the Town of Greece who works primarily in development review, long-range planning, and GIS development. He is a SUNY-ESF alum, has a background in environmental permitting and site assessments in the utility industry, and has provided GIS services to non-profits ... Read More
Aileen Maguire Meyer has 25 years of professional experience as an engineer and planner with technical expertise in traffic engineering and aviation, surface transportation, and sustainability planning. Aileen brings a unique perspective of having an understanding of high-level, strategic planning issues, while also understanding the importance of detailed engineering in ... Read More
Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Urban Forestry from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, and studied environmental design at Kobe University under a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship. He is a licensed landscape architect in the states of New York ... Read More
Jayme Breschard Thomann is a Senior Planner at G/FLRPC, located in Rochester, New York. She provides comprehensive planning support to a nine county region. She has led numerous planning efforts over the last ten years with G/FLRPC specializing in land use, municipal, and water resources planning which includes ... Read More
David Kruse is a Transportation Planner at SRF & Associates (SRF) with nearly eight years of professional experience specializing in multi-modal planning, transportation analysis, geospatial analysis, and public outreach. David’s training in urban and regional planning, coupled with his diverse experience in transportation planning, enables him to bring a unique ... Read More