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Division Facilitated Discussion: Immigration/Migration
CM | 1.25
Date: Tuesday, April 29
Activity Code: S837
Room: GWCC - Hall C1, Divisions 2
The Immigration/Migration track at the 2014 APA National Conference will feature the perspectives of various APA Divisions on an issue that is being addressed by many communities across the nation. This facilitated discussion will serve as a roundtable Q & A moderated with questions from Marj Press, Chair of the APA Divisions Council and from the audience. Come pick the brains of experts in the field in a facilitated discussion that highlights the multi-disciplined nature of the planning field while analyzing one of today's most important planning issues in the changing face of America.
Marjorie P. Press
Founding Member, Terra Plata, LLC
Phone: (206) 235-6991
Work: Marj Press’ twenty-plus years professional career as a transportation planner primarily focused on analyzing the feasibility and environmental effects of transportation infrastructure projects in the Puget Sound Region and across the U.S. Marj has been a member of APA for more than 20 years and has served on a variety of Divisions Council and Board committees and task forces, and is a founding member of APA’s GALIP Division. Currently, she is Chair of APA's Divisions Council and serves as an advisor to the Board. Marj also is a member of the 2015 Seattle National Conference local host committee. In 2013, Marj was appointed to the Seattle Planning Commission for a three-year term. She is a Founding Member and co-owner of Terra Plata and an investor in the new Seattle restaurant, Aragona.
Education: Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Community Planning and Design from The George Washington University; Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA), Marketing, from the University of Massachusetts; and Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington.
Past Assignments: Speaker/presenter at APA National Conferences for many years and most recently in Chicago 2013; Los Angeles 2012; Boston 2011; and New Orleans 2010.
Julie Herlands, AICP
Principal, TischlerBise, Inc.
Phone: (301) 320-6900x.15
Work: Julie Herlands, AICP, is a Principal with TischlerBise and has 15 years of planning, fiscal, and economic development experience. Prior to joining TischlerBise, Ms. Herlands worked in the public sector in Fairfax County, VA, for the Office of Community Revitalization and for the private sector for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in their Advisory Services and Research Department. Her economic and fiscal impact experience includes a wide-range of assignments in over 15 states. She is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences and is currently the Chair of the Economic Development Division of the APA.
Education: B.A., Political Science, University of Buffalo; Masters of Community Planning (M.C.P.), University of Maryland
Past Assignments: Local Fiscal Challenges and Planning Solutions, APA National Planning Conference, 2013; Local Use of Fiscal Models, Virginia Planning Conference, 2013; Fiscal and Market Assessment in Planning, APA National Planning Conference, 2012; Fiscal Sustainability, American Planning Association Webcast, 2010; Fiscal Impact Assessment, AICP Training Workshop, American Planning Association National Planning Conference, 2009 and 2008
Deborah L. Myerson, AICP
Deborah Myerson Plng & Dev.
Work: Deborah L. Myerson, AICP, is an urban planner with expertise in housing and urban revitalization, real estate development, land use, smart growth, community planning/design, and transportation. She is currently principal of her own independent consulting practice. Her specialities include writing and research on planning and development topics, scenic byways program consulting, community workshop facilitation, publication production and management, policy and program development. Ms. Myerson writes frequently on planning and development topics for a variety of publication types, including books, reports, feature articles, and project profiles. She has been a speaker on trends and best practices in residential development, including mixed-income and workforce housing. Previously, Ms. Myerson was a senior associate in land use policy with the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization based in Washington, DC; and director of programs at Scenic America, a national nonprofit conservation organization headquartered in Washington, DC.
Education: Master of Regional Planning, Cornell University B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Publications: Author of numerous planning and development publications and articles, particularly on on community development, housing, and land use topics. Publications include "The Business of Affordable Housing," "Housing Workers," "Managing Gentrification," and as a contributing author in "Developing Condominiums: Successful Strategies."
Chad M. Nabity, AICP
Regional Planning Director, Hall County RPC
Work: Chad is the current Chair of the Small Town and Rural Planning Division of APA. He is the immediate past president of the Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association and a past president of the Nebraska Chapter of APA. He has been the Planning Director for the Hall County Regional Planning Commission since 1999. Prior to that he was the Planning Director for Madison County Nebraska and a housing researcher with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
Education: MCRP from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Anthropology and English AS from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Conservation and Environmental Science
Past Assignments: Presented on Funding Housing Project with Tax Increment Financing at the Nebraska Housing Conference, The Nebraska Planning Conference and the South Central Nebraska Housing Summit. Presented Ethics for Planners at the Nebraska Planning Conference Presented The Comprehensive Plan and its Relationship to Zoning at the Nebraska Planning Conference Presented Conservation Easements and the Bundle of Property Rights at the Nebraska Planning Conference Co-Led the STaR Facilitate Discussion on Aging Issues in Small Towns and Rural areas at the 2013 APA Conference in Chicago Participated in Speed Dating for Planners at the 2012 and 2013 APA Conferences
Belinda Wordlaw, AICP
Timothy W. Brown, AICP
Senior Planner, Walton County BOCC
Phone: (850) 267-1955
Work: Tim is currently a Senior Planner in the Planning & Development Services Division for Walton County, Florida. He has over 20 years of planning experience working for both Municipal and County government. His areas of expertise are in long-range planning, development review and land development regulations. Tim is currently the Chair of the APA County Planning Division and the Chair of the Divisions Council Awards Committee.
Education: M.P.A., University of Central Florida, 1990 B.S., Indiana State University, 1981
Publications: "Thirty Years of New Urbanism in Northwest Florida", Practicing Planner, APA, 2011. "The History of Growth Management in Florida", Overview Magazine, Florida Planning & Zoning Association, 2012.
Past Assignments: Speaker at the 2012 APA Florida Annual Conference, Session Titled: "Creating and Maintaining Urban Character in Challenging Times".
Director Planning and Development Dept., City of Augusta Planning Department
Phone: (706) 821-1796
Work: Melanie Wilson worked for over 25 years in Planning, Housing, Transportation and Community Development. She is the Department Director of Planning and Development. Past positions include :Senior Project Manager Bree Inc. Department of Planning Director for Wake County NC , Director of Policy and Programs for the Office of Smart Growth, Director of the Office of Long Range Planning for the National Capital Planning Commission, Deputy Director of Planning for the City of Baltimore; Senior Associate ICF, and Director of Development City of Raleigh Housing Authority. She volunteers, lectures and consults providing technical assistance on Public Engagement and Facilitation, Planning, Transportation, Community Development, and Sustainability issues. She is the past chairperson National Chairperson of the American Planning Association Division of Planning and the Black Community.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science,UNC-Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in Planning from the University of Virginia
Past Assignments: State Health Director's Conference,Built Environments: Bringing Public Health & Planning Togehter, NC APA Conference, Equitable development and Sustainability
Planner, City of Los Angeles Plng Dept.
Phone: (213) 978-1199
Work: Ms. Juarez is a land use planner for the Department of City Planning for the City of Los Angeles. Her current role in city planning deals primarily with processing entitlement requests in the Central City/Downtown, Westlake and Hollywood Community Plan Areas. In the six years she has been with the Department, she has also worked on conducting studies on the Los Angeles Municipal Code. These studies range broadly in scope: from assessing improvements for streamlining entitlement process to creating new policy and development regulations to incorporating new legislation that trickle down from Federal and State levels. Additionally, she has worked on day-to-day case processing and design review to long range planning such as community plan updates for West Adams – Baldwin Hills – Leimert Community Plan in the South Los Angeles area and intermediate projects like the Northeast Los Angeles Zone Change work program. Prior to working for the City of Los Angeles, she worked for various planning and land use organizations and companies including non-profits and expediting consultants. She attended the University of California, San Diego where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Urban Planning and the University of California, Los Angeles where she received her Master of Arts in Urban Planning with her concentration in Transportation and Land Use. She currently serves on the Los Angeles Section of the APA Board as Programs Co-Chair. Previously, Ms. Juárez has served on the Los Angeles Board since 2007 in various Chair positions.
Education: Masters in Urban Planning, UCLA Lewis School of Public Policy Bachelors, UCSD
Past Assignments: NACTO, October 2012 Complete Streets, February 2012 APA National, New Orleans, 2010
Joseph A. Horwedel, AICP
Robert M. Kerns Jr., AICP
City of Alexandria
Martin A. Scribner, AICP
City of Maricopa