AICP Exam Prep Workshop
You’ll learn about:
- The updated exam and content outline for the May 2017 exam
- A quick overview of the AICP application process
- The structure of the exam
- How to prepare for the exam
- Various study materials on the market
The AICP Exam Prep Workshop will cover the updated AICP exam content outline, a brief tutorial on the application process, and an overview of the five sections of the exam. Fifteen minutes at the end of the workshop are set aside for Q & A. Seating is limited.
, King County
Confirmed SpeakerKaren Wolf, FAICP, is a Sr. Policy Analyst in the King County Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget. She is an elected member of the AICP Commission, representing Region V, which includes the western and northwestern states with the exception of California and Nevada. She serves as the Chair of the AICP Exam Committee. She has more than 20 years experience working on regional land use issues in King County. Ms Wolf leads the King County Interjurisdictional Staff Team charged with updating and implementing the King County Countywide Planning Policies and serves on the Regional Staff Committee at the Puget Sound Regional Council. Her work also involves representing King County annexation efforts. Previously, Ms. Wolf served as the co-project manager on the King County HealthScape Initiative integrating public health, climate change, and environmental considerations into land use programs and policies. She is the former project manager of the King County Comprehensive Plan, the county's comprehensive land use document and the former chair of the King County Utilities Technical Review Committee. In 2005, Ms. Wolf was recognized by the Washington State Chapter of the American Planning Association as the recipient of the Barbara Grace Award for promoting the ideals of planning through service to the public. As an active member of her community, Ms. Wolf is the chair of the Standing Advisory Committee for the expansion of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the former chair of the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board. She is currently a member of the Professionals Council at the University of Washington Department of Urban Planning and Design.
, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Confirmed SpeakerJohn is a Principal and Cofounder of Houseal Lavigne Associates and has established himself as one of the nation's top urban planning professionals, recognized as a leader in planning innovation, community engagement, and contemporary development practices. John has directed planning, outreach, urban design, economic development, and zoning related assignments for communities across the country. His leadership, innovation, and effective approach to implementation helped to garner his firm the 2014 APA Excellence Award for an Emerging Planning and Design Firm. John received a Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in environmental and urban planning from Arizona State University. John has been a featured nationally as a speaker on issues related to innovation, urban planning, zoning, design, visual communication, transportation, context sensitive design, and environmental issues.
, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Confirmed SpeakerDevin is a Principal and Cofounder of Houseal Lavigne Associates with special expertise in urban design, land use and site planning, illustration and development visualization, web development and geographic information systems. Devin is recognized as a leader in the planning profession for his illustrations, graphics and for his ability to communicate planning and development concepts clearly and concisely. Devin’s contribution to his firm’s graphics and plans has helped distinguish Houseal Lavigne’s body of work and garnered national attention and recognition. Devin has managed, directed, authored, and contributed to numerous plans throughout the country, and has received multiple awards for these efforts. Devin is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois, where he teaches an urban design studio. Devin is also a SketchUp Visiting Professional (VPP) – one of twenty recognized experts available to lecture about the use of SketchUp. Devin received his Bachelor’ degree from the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to cofounding Houseal Lavigne Associates, Devin was the Senior Planning Manager for URS Corporation and Trkla, Pettigrew, Allen and Payne (TPAP).
, City of Naperville
Confirmed SpeakerDevelopment Manager for the City of Naperville, Illinois. In 1997 Trevor graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Since that time, he has worked in both the private and public sector completing a variety of planning projects throughout the country. In addition to his work at the City of Naperville, Trevor is co-creator of planningprep.com, a website created in 2001 to help prepare planners for the AICP examination. Due to the site’s success, since 2005, Trevor has also been part of the team that instructs the certification training program for the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association (ILAPA), National Capital Area Chapter, as well as the National APA Conferences. Trevor is also the Illinois Chapter's Professional Development Officer (PDO) and a frequent Adjunct Professor at Trinity College in Palos Heights, Illinois.
, American Planning Association
Confirmed SpeakerExperience managing certification and training programs focused on energy-efficiency building maintenance, social justice leadership principles and a professional certification. Currently, he works for APA in the Professional Practice department focusing on the AICP and ASC exams, Community Planning Assistance Team program, and providing member support. Along with program management expertise, he is skilled at managing volunteers, organizing public participation events, public speaking and project management of an online learning tool.