1000 Friends President Charles Pattison, FAICP, Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger, Affordable Housing Director Jaimie Ross, and others will discuss key growth management, environmental and affordable housing bills that passed and failed during the 2013 Florida legislative session, and how this impacts state and local governance and planning in Florida.
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 1000 Friends of Florida’s Affordable Housing Director. 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 state ... Read More
Lester Abberger of Tallahassee is past chair of 1000 Friends of Florida and is a Board Member Emeritus. 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 ... Read More