2017 Florida Legislative Update

1000 Friends of Florida


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT

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1000 Friends President Ryan Smart, Policy and Planning Director Thomas Hawkins, Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger, and others will discuss key growth management, environmental and related bills and budgeting that are being considered during the 2017 Florida legislative session, and how this impacts state and local governance and planning in Florida.

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Ryan Smart

Confirmed Speaker

Ryan works with the Board of Directors to implement the policies and programs of the organization. For two-and-a-half years, Ryan managed the Florida Conservation Coalition (FCC), bringing much-needed attention to some of the most critical issues facing our state, from springs protection to water conservation. By the end of his ... Read More

Lester Abberger

Confirmed Speaker


Thomas Hawkins, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Thomas Hawkins is Policy and Planning Director for 1000 Friends of Florida, Inc. and is responsible for transportation and land use policy positions, advocacy and litigation management for that organization. From 2008 to 2014, Hawkins served as City Commissioner At-Large of Gainesville, Florida. Hawkins is a member of the Florida ... Read More

Contact Info

Vivian Young, vyoung@1000fof.org