CANCELLED - Managing Productive Planning Commission and Zoning Board Meetings
This session has been cancelled.
, Weiss Serota Helfman
, Fort Lauderdale
Confirmed SpeakerSUSAN L. TREVARTHEN, ESQ., FAICP chairs the Municipal Land Use and Zoning practice and is a Member of the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. in Fort Lauderdale. She handles land use, planning and zoning matters for governments, and is Town Attorney for a Broward coastal community. Her work includes reviewing and negotiating development agreements and approvals, drafting municipal codes and plans, advising municipal staffs, managers and attorneys, defending challenges to municipal regulations and decisions, handling public hearings, and counseling elected officials, as well as advocating for municipalities on legislative issues in her field. Her practice also includes constitutional law issues (such as regulation of First Amendment-protected land uses including signs, places of worship and adult uses, and takings and Harris Act issues); hot topics in zoning law such as medical marijuana, sober houses and vacation rentals; and public school facilities. Ms. Trevarthen is board certified in City, County and Local Government Law by the Florida Bar, has been recognized as one of the top land use attorneys in the state in publications such as Florida Trend Magazine and SuperLawyers, and is AV rated. Ms. Trevarthen has held leadership positions in the Florida Bar’s Section for Environmental and Land Use Law and Section for City, County and Local Government Law. Susan grew up in Boca Raton, Florida. She was graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a joint degree in law and planning (M.R.P. and J.D., 1991) and from Duke University (A.B., 1986).
, Vero Beach
Invited SpeakerRebecca is a seasoned professional with over 20 years in both public and private sector planning. Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Master's of Urban Planning Program, and has been an AICP credentialed planner since 1997. Rebecca is currently the Planning Director for the City of Fort Pierce, FL.
, San Leandro
Confirmed SpeakerPlease use same bio.
Invited SpeakerTina Demostene, AICP: Tina Demostene, AICP currently serves as the Development Services Manager for the City of Altamonte Springs, Florida. Her previous experience includes Land Planning Manager for Pulte Homes (DiVosta & Del Webb), a national home builder, where she specialized in land development planning and entitlements. Tina has over 20 years’ experience as a land planner in central Florida, working as a land development planner, a local government planner (City and County) and a planning consultant. Tina has been active with the Orlando Metro Section of APA Florida Chapter for the past 14 years, serving as VP of Professional Development, Director, President, and Immediate Past President. Tina devotes much of her volunteer time to serving as an Orange County Planning Commissioner and as a volunteer for the City of Orlando Police Mounted Patrol Unit.