With the 2013 session under way, 1000 Friends President Charles Pattison, FAICP; Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger; Affordable Housing Director Jaimie Ross; and FCC leader Vicki Tschinkel will provide an update on key growth management, environmental and affordable housing bills moving through the legislature, and will discuss how planners and citizens can get involved in the process. Topics will include impacts on state and local governance in Florida.
Lester Abberger of Tallahassee 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 ... Read More
Tschinkel, of Tallahassee, 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 of Audubon of ... Read More
As President of 1000 Friends of Florida, Pattison 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 planning issues ... Read More
Ross is the Affordable Housing Director for 1000 Friends of Florida. She is responsible for working with local governments and with the nonprofit and for-profit development communities in the provision of affordable housing through the state’s growth management laws. She promotes affordable housing through policy and administrative advocacy with ... Read More