Florida Legislative Update

APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Overview

The 2012 Florida Legislative Session proved to be another challenging session with administrative changes in departments and a re-tooling of government in the Sunshine State. This recap of the Florida Legislative Session promises to be very informative and critical in order to learn about the new challenges affecting growth management. Florida is trying to partake in the gradual changes in the economy but budget challenges and mixed reactions to Governor Scott's campaign promises and leadership style continue. Lester Abberger returns to this forum to provide a recap of the intense bureaucratic happenings, the implications of the passage of the legislation, and what role planners should play moving forward. This year he will be joined by Tom Beck, the new Director of the Division of Community Planning. Don't miss this chance to hear first hand from our insiders in Tallahassee!

Speakers

Lester Abberger

Confirmed Speaker

Lester Abberger is a lobbyist and investment banker. He is managing partner of B.L. Abberger & Company, senior advisor at Florida First Capital Finance Corporation, and a limited partner of Civic Software/ Hometown Neighborhoods. He serves on the boards of several private companies and of a number of civic, charitable ... Read More

Lester Abberger

Confirmed Speaker

Lester Abberger is a lobbyist and investment banker. He is managing partner of B.L. Abberger & Company, senior advisor at Florida First Capital Finance Corporation, and a limited partner of Civic Software/ Hometown Neighborhoods. He serves on the boards of several private companies and of a number of civic, charitable ... Read More

Tom Beck

Confirmed Speaker

Tom Beck worked with the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for 20 years and left as director of the Division of Community Planning in 2001 to work for a land planning and development consulting firm. As a consultant, he represented landowners, developers, local governments and state agencies in addressing planning ... Read More

Tom Beck

Confirmed Speaker

Tom Beck worked with the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for 20 years and left as director of the Division of Community Planning in 2001 to work for a land planning and development consulting firm. As a consultant, he represented landowners, developers, local governments and state agencies in addressing planning ... Read More