A “Trail Map” to #APAVA18

April 2, 2018   |   Tyler Klein, VP Chapter Affairs

The Conference Planning Committee would like to thank everyone who submitted session abstracts for consideration for the 2018 Annual Conference. The depth of topics and quality of presenters again exceeded our expectations. While our Conference Planning Committee continues to refine and finalize the Conference Program, we hope to offer a glimpse of the great programming we will be offering under the theme of “Mountains of Influence.”

Sunday, July 22 highlights the leadership qualities of planners:

  • APA Virginia Chapter Quarterly Board Meeting

  • Mobile Tours – Staunton & Waynesboro areas

  • Leadership Retreat – 21st Century Planning Challenges

  • Opening Reception – Welcome to Wintergreen Resort!

Monday, July 23, we focus on planners as “storytellers” and how through working together and in partnership with our communities we are “making great communities happen.”

  • Plenary – The City with the Planned Future

  • Opening Keynote

  • Mobile Tours – Staunton & Fields of Gold 2.0

  • Deep Dives, break-out sessions & film screening

  • Reception/Dinner & YPG Social

Tuesday, July 24 is about sharing best practices, implementing innovative policies and ideas and celebrating the best Virginia planners have to offer.

  • Annual Legislative Update hosted by the Chapter’s VP of Legislative and Policy Affairs

  • Holzheimer Economic Memorial Plenary – Fiscal Stress in Virginia Localities

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Deep Dives and break-out sessions

  • 2018 Annual Planning Awards & FAICP Reception

Finally, on Wednesday, July 25, we focus we look ahead, while also understanding the ethics of why we plan.

  • Annual Demographics & Data Plenary – 2020 Census & Federal Data Collection

  • Ethics Case of the Year hosted by the Chapter’s Planning Development Officer

  • Resilience in Hampton – Looking Ahead to the 2019 Annual Conference

A special thank you to our Abstract Review Committee for their time in energy in reviewing these proposals and providing feedback to our speakers: M. Tyler Klein, AICP (Frederick County), Kelly Hall (City of Colonial Heights), Richard Klusek, AICP (Town of Leesburg), Andrew Hopewell, AICP (Fauquier County), Robert Narvaez, AICP (City of Alexandria), Emily J. Gibson (Montgomery County), Ann Cundy, AICP (Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission), Craig Wilson (Community Planning Partners), Jo Ann Huner (Goochland County), Beth Lewis (City of Franklin), Candice Perkins, AICP (Frederick County), and Whitney Sokolowski (Kimley-Horn).

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