On June 12th, the APA 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 a light dinner served between sessions. AICP credits are being sought. APA sessions are regularly approved to satisfy training requirements for Planning and Zoning Board Members.
3:30 – 4 pm: Registration and networking
4 – 5:30 pm: Session 1- Emerging Trends in Economic Development
5:30 – 6 pm: Light dinner
6-7:30 pm: Session 2- Emerging Trends in Water Quality Management
SESSION 1- Emerging Trends in Economic Development –
Long Island’s economy is one of the largest in New York. Faced with the strong headwinds of the Great Recession, a decline of some of the historic pillars of the economy, and limited potential for population growth, session panelists will discuss how Long Island can achieve a stronger and more sustainable economy. The session will focus on emerging trends in economic development aimed at both short and long term solutions. Andrea Lohneiss of Empire State Development, Jim Morgo advisor to the Long Island Association, and Suffolk County Legislator Wayne Horsley will discuss the latest ideas and programs in the field of economic development as they apply to Long Island. Dave Calone, chair of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, will moderate the session.
SESSION 2- Emerging Trends in Water Quality Management –
The Peconic Estuary Program identified nitrogen loading as a major water quality problem and instituted loading restrictions. Could nitrogen trading offer a solution? Connecticut has had a trading program for their wastewater treatment plants for over 10 years. The Chesapeake Bay states have a program that allows nitrogen trading between point and nonpoint sources. Evan Branosky from the World Resources Institute will speak to Chesapeake Bay efforts, Iliana Raffa from the Connecticut DEP will address her state’s program, and Alison Branco, of the Peconic Estuary Program will provide the local perspective. They will discuss the programs and the roles of treatment plants, farmers, and homeowners. David Berg of Cameron Engineering & Associates will moderate the panel.
Dinner will be provided by the culinary center, and is 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.
Please contact LI Section Directors at APALongIsland@gmail.com