July 3, 2012

Tallahassee Planner Re-Elected to National Planning Institute Commission

CHICAGO — Valerie Hubbard, FAICP, of Tallahassee, Florida, has been re-elected to serve on the commission of the American Planning Association's (APA) professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). This will be her second four-year term on the Commission.

Valerie Hubbard, FAICPHubbard will represent the interests of AICP members. As one of eight commissioners, Hubbard will be responsible for governance of the Commission and setting strategic goals. She began her second term May 30. This is a volunteer position.

Hubbard is Director of Planning Services for Akerman Senterfitt, Attorneys at Law. Prior to her current position, Hubbard was Director of the Community Planning Division for the Florida Department of Community Affairs. She has more than 23 years of local planning experience within Florida. She is certified planner and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an American planner.

An active APA member, Hubbard previously served as president of the APA Florida Chapter, vice president for professional development and the APA Florida Orlando Metro Section president. Hubbard just completed her term on the Professional Advisory Committee for the University of Florida's Urban and Regional Planning Department and is a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club in Tallahassee.

Hubbard has a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida.


Contact: Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6395; rrewers@planning.org