Welcome to APA Long Island Section’s online forum designed to better communicate with our members and any Long Islanders interested in planning issues. We are one of the 4 Sections of the APA NY Metro Chapter, and more information about our section can be found at our official APA web page http://www.nyplanning.org/longIsland.html
Long Island Section members are private and municipal planners, public officials, and concerned citizens that work or reside in Nassau or Suffolk Counties. The Section offers educational and social events including workshops, panels, guest speakers, and joint meetings with other professional groups. Section activities and events are organized by the Steering Committee. Steering Committee meetings are held monthly (see Meetings Tab) and are open to all APA members. No additional dues or requirements are necessary to join and participation is encouraged.
Director: Sean E. Sallie AICP, email@example.com
Treasurer: Kathryn J. Eiseman, AICP; firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development Officer: Wesley Sternberg, AICP; email@example.com
Secretary: Ann Fangmann, AICP; firstname.lastname@example.org
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MEET THE OFFICERS OF APA LONG ISLAND SECTION:
- Director: Sean E. Sallie, AICP
Sean E. Sallie is the Planning Division Supervisor at the Nassau County Department of Public Works. Mr. Sallie has over thirteen years of experience in project management, environmental impact analysis, land development, zoning, land use controls, economic development and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Mr. Sallie currently oversees the inter-municipal development review division of Public Works and is responsible for managing many of the Department’s planning and engineering projects, including the Grand Avenue Baldwin Complete Streets Initiative and the County’s share of projects relating to the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program. Mr. Sallie has managed the site planning, environmental review and permitting phases of various complex public-private partnerships, such as the redevelopment of the Nassau Coliseum, Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park and the disposition of Mitchel Field property. Mr. Sallie has a passion for working collaboratively with regional agencies, the private sector and local jurisdictions to create sustainable communities. Mr. Sallie received a B.A. in Physical Geography and Environmental Systems from the University at Buffalo and a M.S. in Environmental Management and Planning from Long Island University. Mr. Sallie is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and has served as the Director of the American Planning Association, New York Metro Chapter’s Long Island Section since 2015.
- First Past Director: Ela Dokonal, AICP, LEED AP
Ela Dokonal, AICP, CUD, LEED AP is the Director of Planning and Development for Renaissance Downtowns, and has been leading the Long Island Section and serving the NY Metro Chapter as an Executive Board member for two consecutive terms 2010-2014. To preview the NY Metro Chapter’s 2014 Annual Report, please go HERE.
As a certified planner, urban designer (Master of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Zagreb) and sustainability professional actively involved locally and internationally, she feel passionate about environmental and planning issues. As an expert in Form Based Codes and Design Guidelines, applications of Smart Growth and New Urbanist principles, Ela has been working in over 20 of Long Island’s communities over the past decade. Ela’s work has an emphasis on compact, mixed-use development with a range of housing types for mixed income and inter-generational, appropriately dense, human scale, pedestrian oriented development, linked by mass transit. She is an advocate for light imprint methodologies that offer tools and a range of environmental strategies for different landscapes and urban conditions, adjusted according to the appropriateness of their use in each transect zone and used collectively at the sector, neighborhood and block scale. Ela can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Kathryn J. Eiseman, AICP
Kathryn J. Eiseman, AICP has served as the Treasurer for the Long Island Section of the American Planning Association since the fall of 2008. Ms. Eiseman is a Partner at Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC and Division Manager of the Environmental & Community Planning Division and is a certified planner (AICP) with 18 years of experience in environmental planning. Ms. Eiseman and manages both private and public planning projects and has completed several successful long range planning efforts in the Towns of Southold, Oyster Bay, Brookhaven and Southampton. Ms. Eiseman was the project manager and main author in the preparation of the Syosset Redevelopment & Revitalization Plan and Eastern Waterfront Vision and Revitalization Plan both for the Town of Oyster Bay. More recently Ms. Eiseman’s division completed the Montauk Highway Land Use Plan for Shirley and Mastic (Phase II) and the Bellport Community Niche Market Study for the Town of Brookhaven, as well as the Mattituck Business Corridor Study for the Town of Southold. Current projects include an Athletic Fields Needs Assessment for the Town of Brookhaven and the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for the Town of Oyster Bay. NP&V serves as the environmental planning consultant to the Village of Southampton, where Ms. Eiseman assists the Planning Board with project review and SEQRA administration. Ms. Eiseman is skillful in the preparation of tools for public participation and education (including workshop development, web-based surveys, promotional materials, PowerPoint presentations, and professional GIS maps and renderings). Ms. Eiseman is an enthusiastic and creative planner who endeavors to bring a fresh approach to all planning projects. For more about Kathy Eiseman and her company Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, please visit www.nelsonpopevoorhis.com.
- Secretary: Ann Fangmann, AICP
Ann S. Fangmann, AICP grew up on Long Island and following graduate school, continued her career on Long Island as a Planner in the Nassau County Planning Department. While there, Ms. Fangmann worked on transit, transportation and downtown revitalization projects of regional significance. Ms. Fangmann now works as a Senior Planner at D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C. (http://www.dvirkaandbartilucci.com/), specializing in transportation and land use planning, in addition to grant development and management. Ms. Fangmann takes pride in being able to efficiently navigate the complex world of funding opportunities and project procedures with regard to federal, state and local grant administrating agencies. In addition, Ms. Fangmann enjoys working on multi-disciplinary projects, including brownfield revitalization and green infrastructure, with the engineers, designers and environmental scientists at D&B. Ms. Fangmann is a certified planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), has a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Delaware and is proficient in GIS. In addition to serving as Secretary of the APA Long Island Section, Ms. Fangmann is involved with a number of professional associations in the regional area. True to her penchant for successful downtowns, Ms. Fangmann lives in Rockville Centre and serves on her Coop’s Board of Directors. She appreciates the opportunity to serve as the Long Island’s Section Secretary and encourages all Long Island planners, whether young, retired or somewhere in-between, to become involved with the activities of the Section and to receive the newsletter of upcoming events. To get on the mailing list, please send a request to email@example.com.
- Professional Development Officer: Wesley Sternberg, AICP
PAST LEADERS OF APA LONG ISLAND SECTION
- 2012-2014: Ela Dokonal, AICP CUD, LEED AP
- 2010-2012: Ela Dokonal, AICP CUD, LEED AP, Jeff Murphree, AICP
- 2002-2010: David Berg, AICP, LEED AP
- 1998-2002: Andrew Freeling, AICP
- 1996-1998: Michael Levine, AICP
MEET THE STEERING COMMITTEE
- Kyle Collins, AICP
- David Berg, AICP, LEED AP
- Patti Bourne, AICP
- Andrew Freeling, AICP
- Julie Hargrave, AICP
- Tom Isles, AICP
- Richard Murdocco
Rich Murdocco is a proud, lifelong Long Islander. In 2009, he graduated Fordham University with a BA in both Political Science and Urban Studies, and graduated from Stony Brook University with a Masters in Public Policy in 2010. At Stony Brook, he studied planning with Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s veteran planner. Koppelman’s teachings have helped shape his philosophies regarding Long Island’s land use issues, as well as his overall approach to regional development. Murdocco started The Foggiest Idea, a blog and Twitter account where he writes on Long Island’s land use issues. His work has appeared in various print and online publications, including Newsday, the Long Island Press and Long Island Business News. His goal is to take complex, nuanced policy issues and make them approachable to those outside of the field. Professionally, Murdocco is a grant writer with a regional nonprofit. His grants have totaled $2.5 million from private and government sources.
- Alexandra Sabatino
- Valerie M. Scopaz, AICP
- Maxwell Sokol, AICP
Born and raised on Long Island, Maxwell is currently enrolled in the Urban Planning graduate program at Columbia University with a concentration in Transportation and Land Use, and he expects to earn his Master of Science degree in May 2012. Maxwell is interning for the Regional Plan Association (RPA) during the summer of 2011, and will be working for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) during the 2011-12 academic year as part of the September 11th Memorial Program. Maxwell was a 2009 recipient of the Arthur H. Kunz Memorial Scholarship.
- Wes Sternberg
- Lowell F Wolf, AICP