Community Steward Workshop -- Tallahassee Region

1000 Friends of Florida


Wednesday, September 19, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Presented by 1000 Friends of Florida, this free day-long event will focus on planning and sustainability issues and challenges facing Tallahassee, Leon County and surrounding areas. The workshop will open with a discussion of sustainable development practices in Florida, followed by information on the local planning process as updated in 2011. The Capital Regional Transportation Agency’s new Sustainability Calculator for the Capital Region will be introduced to the community for the first time. A panel of elected officials will give their perspectives on effective advocacy for smart growth. Afternoon panels will focus on sustainability programs being offered by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County, and transportation issues including Moving Tallahassee and the proposed Orchard Pond Toll Road. Another panel will highlight efforts to protect regional natural systems, including St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla Springs and the Red Hills. The day will conclude with a panel on planning and conservation initiatives facing Florida over the coming year, including information on the work of the Florida Conservation Coalition, an overview of the proposed constitutional amendment for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands, and growth management issues likely to surface during the 2013 legislative session.

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Charles Pattison

Confirmed Speaker

Charles Pattison is president of 1000 Friends of Florida.He is responsible to the Board for the day-to-day administration of the 1000 Friends' office which includes working with Florida's citizens and communities. He also works with the state's executive and legislative branches on land use and long range ... Read More

Aliki Moncrief

Confirmed Speaker

Aliki Moncrief is director of the Florida Land and Water Legacy Initiative, responsible for spearheading a proposed constitutional amendment for secure funding for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands in Florida. She previously served as director of Environment Florida. Read More

Cherie Bryant

Confirmed Speaker

Cherie Bryant, AICP is a planner with the City of Tallahassee's Planning Department. She oversees Moving Tallahassee, the city's planning initiative to promote multimodal transportation. Read More

Cynthia Barber

Confirmed Speaker

Cynthia Barber is director of the City of Tallahassee's Sustainability Program. Read More

Harry Reed

Confirmed Speaker

Harry Reed directs the Captial Region Transportation Planning Agency. Read More

Jim Stevenson

Confirmed Speaker

Jim Stevenson was chief naturalist for Florida's State Park System for 20 years. He is the former Chairman of the Florida Springs Task Force, Director of the Governor's Florida Springs Protection Initiative, and Coordinator of the Wakulla Spring Basin Working Group and Ichetucknee Springs Basin working group. He ... Read More

Lester Abberger

Confirmed Speaker

Lester Abberger is past chair of 1000 Friends of Florida. He is chairman of The Trust for Public Land (TPL) Florida Advisory Council, serves on the TPL National Leadership Council, is chair of the Florida Conservation Campaign, and is a director and chair of the Finance Committee of The Conservation ... Read More

Neil Fleckenstein

Confirmed Speaker

Neil Fleckenstein, AICP is the conservation planner at Tall Timbers Research Station. Read More

Victoria Tschinkel

Confirmed Speaker

Chairman of 1000 Friends of Florida, is the past State Director of the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Tschinkel served as a senior consultant specializing in environmental matters with the law firm of Landers and Parsons from 1988 - 2002. During this period she served on the Board of Directors ... Read More