2019 Hot Topics In Land Use Law and Practice - Full Day

APA Connecticut Chapter


Friday, June 14, 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

Hartford, CT, United States

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The full 2019 Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice program is designed to fulfill both the law and ethics requirements as well as meet the CM standards for training. The ethics session will explore issues planners face dealing with the public, commissions and elected officials and consider appropriate responses base on the AICP Code of Ethics. This years conference will include:  

  • CCAPA Chapter Meeting - Start with Planning Initiative

  • Affordable Housing Policy Initiatives: Looking Back/Looking Forward

  • Annual Legal Update for Land Use and Zoning

  • Legislative Front: Issues and Topics from 2019 CT General Assembly

  • CCAPA Best Practice Program: Economic Strategies for Needs of the Community

  • Annual Review & Question/Answer Session: Ethics for Planners

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Dorian Famiglietti

Confirmed Speaker

Dory brings 22 years of experience to the areas of Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning, and Land Use Litigation. She represents developers and landowners before local boards and commissions and in land use appeals in the trial and appellate courts of the State of Connecticut. She enjoys a close ... Read More

Garrett Sheehan

Confirmed Speaker

President & CEO Greater New Haven & Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce Garrett is a Connecticut native, he grew-up in Middlefield and attended high school in Durham. After a five-year career as a television news reporter, Garrett transitioned to a career in economic development. Garrett began his career as a researcher for the ... Read More

James Bellano

Confirmed Speaker

Jim Bellano is the Economic Development Director for the Town of Windham, Connecticut. In 2017, during the search process for a new Town Manager, Jim was unanimously appointed Interim Town Manager by the Windham Town Council. From 2001-2006, Mr. Bellano served as Director of Economic Development for the Housatonic Valley ... Read More

Charles Andres

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Andres focuses his practice on land use and zoning, municipal law, tax valuation and tax appeals, landlord-tenant, personal injury defense, public utility and telecommunications matters. He has advised many of the local land use commissions in Connecticut. Additionally, Mr. Andres has represented local land use commissions, private landowners, and ... Read More

Hiram Peck, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

As a professional AICP certified planner for over 25 years, Hiram has worked with municipalities, the federal government/USDA, regional planning agencies, and private clients. His focus has always been on the land and man’s optimal relation to it. As Director of Planning in Avon since 2015, Hiram has ... Read More

Daniel Arsenault

Confirmed Speaker

As former Legislative Program Manager & Public Information Officer for Connecticut Department of Housing, Dan managed external affairs for the Department of Housing by influencing members of the media and lobbying key policymakers to promote and advance the administration’s interests. Create realistic strategies in order to execute the agency’s ... Read More

Lisa Tepper Bates

Confirmed Speaker

Lisa Tepper Bates is Senior Director for Housing and Transit Oriented Development • Working with our Commissioners, collaborate with our communities to help them advance the housing development their residents need and their businesses want, including by providing tools to help them leverage the range of resources available to them, with ... Read More

Christopher Smith

Confirmed Speaker

Christopher J. Smith has an extensive statewide legal practice involving zoning, planning and wetlands matters with municipal and state agencies on behalf of property owners, developers, businesses, municipalities and citizen associations. His practice includes performing due diligence, land use application preparation, filing and processing before agencies, and all associated court-related ... Read More

Jacqueline Kaufman

Confirmed Speaker

Jacqueline Kaufman represents developers, individuals and corporate entities in real property and land use matters. She regularly appears before municipal commissions and agencies in Fairfield and New Haven counties on a wide range of applications, including zone changes, subdivisions, site plans, special permits, variances, inland wetland and coastal area permits ... Read More

John Guszkowski, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

John Guszkowski is currently Lead Planner with CME Associates, Inc. based in Storrs, CT. John holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fairfield University and a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management & Engineering from UConn. John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and holds accreditations ... Read More

Contact Info

Jeanne Davies, ctriverplanner@gmail.com