Earl M. Starnes, FAICP

Earl M. Starnes has been involved with Florida planning initiatives for the past 30 years. Starnes's early work — which includes service on the planning task force that developed the initiatives for statewide planning, land use, water management, and land acquisition and implementing the Development of Regional Impact program — serves as the cornerstone of the state's current planning program. Starnes chaired the first department of planning at the University of Florida where he is now serving as an Emeritus Professor. Inducted 2002.