2019 Land Use Update

APA Arizona Chapter


Friday, June 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Friday, June 14, 2019, 5 p.m. MST

Tempe, AZ, United States

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REGISTER NOW for this year's Land Use Update! Join your friends and colleagues for an in-depth discussion of today's most significant land use topics and issues targeted by recent cases and legislation.  






8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.


9:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Air BnB: An Economic Boon or a Land Use Disaster

~ Understand Scope of Authority to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

~ Discuss Impacts to Neighborhood and Community

~ Identify Tools and Strategies to Minimize Effects

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – Noon

Water, Water, Everywhere (or Anywhere)

~ The Big Picture: How Water Affects Land Use

~ Integrating Water Issues into Comprehensive Plans

~ Approvals Needed Vary by Jurisdiction

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH PRESENTATION (Lunch included in registration fee)

The 24th Annual Zoning and Planning Law Report Awards celebrating the most interesting, often bizarre, and educational land use controversies of the year.

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Ethics for Planners and Lawyers

Presentation and Audience Discussion of Lawyer and Planner Ethical Issues

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Special Places

~ Roosevelt Row, Phoenix

~ Congress Street, Tucson

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Legislative and Case Law Update

~ 2019 Legislative Session

~ Recent Arizona Cases

4:30 p.m.





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Noel Griemsmann, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Noel Griemsmann is a Senior Urban Planner with Snell & Wilmer, a large full-service law firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Noel provides complete entitlement and development services for his clients, encompassing the entire development cycle from site evaluation and feasibility ... Read More

Susan Demmitt

Confirmed Speaker

Susan Demmitt is a partner in Gammage & Burnham’s Land Use and Real Estate practice groups and has been with the firm since 2014. A native of Kansas, Susan holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Arizona State University ... Read More

Jim Holway

Confirmed Speaker

Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, CAP Board Member Read More

Ben Graff

Confirmed Speaker

Ben Graff, Quarles & Brady LLP, CAP Board Member

Dwight Merriam, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

Dwight H. Merriam, FAICP, a lawyer in private practice in Simsbury, Connecticut, has practiced law for four decades. He represents land owners, developers, governments, and individuals in land use matters. Dwight is a Fellow and Past President and of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a former Director of the ... Read More

Terri Hogan, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Terri Hogan is the Deputy Planning Director for the Development Services Department at the City of Buckeye. She has over 30 years of public service experience in community development, law enforcement, and the armed forces along with 20 years in leadership at operational and strategic levels of the public sector ... Read More

Paul Li

Confirmed Speaker

Paul Li, City of Phoenix

Greg Esser

Confirmed Speaker

Greg Esser, Roosevelt Row Community Development Corp. Read More

Keri Silvyn

Confirmed Speaker

Keri Silvyn is a zoning and land use attorney whose practice emphasizes sustainable development and appropriate and responsible growth. Lazarus, Silvyn & Bangs is a statewide land use practice that focuses on advising private developers and local governments on application of zoning codes, compliance with state statutes, compliance with current land ... Read More

Camila Alarcon

Camila Alarcon is an attorney with Gammage & Burnham. Camila focuses her practice in administrative law and government relations. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sector, and prepares her clients to navigate successfully the complex procedures and rules of federal, state, and local agencies. She also assists ... Read More

Taylor Earl

Confirmed Speaker

Taylor Earl’s legal practice is focused exclusively on zoning, land use, and municipal law. As an Arizona native, Taylor takes great pride in being a part of the development and redevelopment of Arizona. His work covers all areas of development, including residential (single and multi-family), commercial, office, industrial, and ... Read More

Grady Gammage

Confirmed Speaker

Grady is one of the founders of Gammage and Burnham and has had a varied and diverse 40 year career in law and public policy in Arizona. His practice has focused on the political aspects of real estate, development and public policy. As a zoning lawyer, he has represented dozens ... Read More

Karen Osborn

Confirmed Speaker

City of Sedona

Tom Dorn

Confirmed Speaker

Tom Dorn, President of Dorn Policy Group Inc., has a diverse background in government and politics at the federal, state, county, municipal, district and tribal levels. His firm represents numerous multi-national corporations, trade associations and government entities. Major clients include the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3M, Netjets, Cigna Healthcare, American Insurance Association ... Read More

Sandra Hoffman

Confirmed Speaker

City of Phoenix

Frank Cassidy

Confirmed Speaker

Town of Marana

Doug Jorden

Confirmed Speaker

Jorden Hiser & Joy, P.L.C.

Contact Info

Patti King, info@azplanning.org