On June 8th, the APA Long Island Section will hold its annual East End Conference at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts & Hospitality Center in Riverhead. There will be two 1.5 hour sessions with dinner served between sessions.
AICP credits are being sought. APA sessions are regularly approved to satisfy training requirements for Planning and Zoning Board Members.
- OPENING REMARKS BY Hon. Sean Walter, Supervisor, Town of Riverhead
SESSION 1- CARMANS RIVER WATERSHED PROTECTION PLAN – The topic of this session will be to discuss ways different interest groups can come together and formulate a comprehensive plan. The Carmans River Watershed Protection Plan is an excellent example of this type of effort. The session will be moderated by Tom Isles, AICP, recently retired Suffolk County Planning Director, and the panelists are:
- Richard Amper, Executive Director, Long Island Pine Barrens Society
- Hon. Mark Lesko, Town Supervisor, Town of Brookhaven
- Mitchell Pally, Chief Executive Officer, Long Island Builders Institute
SESSION 2- SOCIAL MEDIA AND PLANNING –
The session on Social Media and Planning is moderated by Jaci Clement, Executive Director of Fair Media Council and will look at the ways the Social Media is influencing the change in communication and community participation process. The panelists will present an overview of new technology they have been utilizing, and will present new strategies of engaging the community and developing relationships. While social media helps to build community, improve government transparency, and develop connection with citizens, it brings the new challenges. The session will examine the impacts on the planning profession and will present an overview of the new planning practitioner’s tool kit. The panelists are:
- Frank Hebbert, Director of Civic Work, Open Plans
- Aurash Khawarzad, Associate, PPS- Project for Public Spaces
- Michael Levine, AICP, Planning Commissioner, Town of North Hempstead
Dinner to be provided by the culinary center included in the price.
($20 for APA members, $12.50 for students, $25 for non-members or at the door).
If using payment by check: please mail checks payable to “Long Island Section” to Kathy Eiseman (NP&V, 572 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 1174)
Two economical sponsorship levels are available for this event.
§ Gold Level: $250 includes 5 tickets, company profile on our website, large logo and company name displayed on poster board during event, with option to display marketing materials in the lobby during the event.
§ Silver: $100 includes 2 tickets, logo displayed on our website and logo and company name displayed on poster board during event.