Ethics Case of the Year

APA Florida Chapter


Monday, October 1, 2018, midnight
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, midnight CDT

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Each year the AICP Ethics Case of the Year presents a complex and interesting set of scenarios that illustrate ethical dilemmas faced by planners working within challenging political arenas, while trying to stay true to their ethical principles.  The 2018-19 Case of the Year is not a single "case" but a series of ethical scenarios based on real-life events from the past year. Join several AICP Fellows and the AICP Commissioner for Region III for an interactive discussion of the application of the AICP Code of Ethics to relevant ethical situations.  Attendees are encouraged to read the Ethics Case-of-the-Year prior to the session by going to: 

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Merle Bishop

Confirmed Speaker

Merle Bishop

Mary Kay Peck

Confirmed Speaker

Mary Kay Peck, FAICP brings 30 years of local government experience at the city, county and regional level to her successful consulting practice. Peck has experience as a Planning Director, Assistant City Manager and City Manager. Throughout her career, she has mentored planning professionals at all levels. She facilitated and participated as an instructor for APA's Emerging Professional Institute and teaches introductory planning at Saint Petersburg College. Peck currently serves as President of the APA Foundation and previously served as President of APA.

Valerie Hubbard

Confirmed Speaker

Valerie Hubbard, FAICP, is Director of Planning Services for Akerman LLP, a national law firm, where she provides consulting services to clients on a wide variety of planning matters. Val has held key planning positions in several Florida jurisdictions and was Florida's Director of Community Planning (2003-2007). She served as President of AICP (2015-2016), AICP Commissioner from Region III (2008-2014) and President of the Florida Chapter of APA (2004-2006). She was Chair of the AICP Ethics Committee (2010-2015) and currently serves as an Ethics Committee member. Val has a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida.

Silvia Vargas

Confirmed Speaker

Silvia has 25+ years of professional planning experience in the U.S. and abroad. She joined Calvin, Giordano & Associates' Miami office as a Principal Planner after running her own consulting firm. Previously, she was a practice leader at a national planning and design firm for many years. Silvia is passionate about supporting women and diversifying the planning profession. She serves on the AICP Commission and is a member of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). She also has served as an expert to The American Architectural Foundation's Sustainable Cities Academies program. In recent years, Silvia has focused on the changing nature of the planning process and its outcomes, and particularly on the design and execution of public engagement processes. Her work has been recognized through numerous awards and speaking opportunities.