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American Planning Association - Texas Chapter Annual Meeting

October 17, 2018 to October 19, 2018

Title: Leadership Forum
When: 3:30-5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17
Room: Galleon III
Presenters: Wendy Shabay, AICP, Freese and Nichols; Silvia E. Vargas, AICP: AICP Commissioner; Breanne Rothstein, AICP: Chapter President's Council Executive Committee Secretary/Treasurer; Doug McDonald, AICP: CNU-A APA Texas President; Ann Zadeh, AICP: Fort Worth City Council Member; Monica Rainey: APATX Emerging Planning Leaders Chair
About: The 5th Annual Leadership Forum will host a series of state and national leaders who will speak on their roles in planning and the professional benefits of being involved with APA. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with guest speakers and network with other professional leaders. 1.5 CM

Title: Commissioners Roles and Ethical Behavior
When: 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18
Room: Spinnaker (Track I)
Presenter: Edmund Haas, AICP, Freese and Nichols; Ann Bagley, FAICP: Principal, Bagley Associates; Douglas P. Schomburg, AICP: City Planner, City of Sugar Land
About: What's your role as a planning commissioner? Explore the guidelines for ethical behavior and keep out of trouble.

Title: Comprehensive Plans Explained
When: 10:15-11:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19
Room: Helm (Track II)
Presenter: Tiffany McLeod, AICP; Shad Comeaux, AICP, Freese and Nichols; Chasidy Allen Benson, AICP: City Planner, City of Duncanville
About: What is the process to create or update your comprehensive plan? What is your role in the comprehensive planning process? Learn more about how cities develop, update, and use their comprehensive plans.

Title: Equity in Emerging Transportation Technologies
When: 10:15-11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18
Room: Galleon II
Presenter: Staron Faucher, AICP, Freese and Nichols; Michael Rogers, PWLF: Director of Transportation, City of Dallas
About: This session will cover equity issues communities are having with emerging transportation technologies, such as High Speed Rail, Autonomous Vehicles, Bike Share Programs, and online/app-based transportation technologies on various communities in terms of access and development opportunities. 1.5 CM Ethics

Title: Plenary Session: What Does Amazon Have to Do With Planning?
When: 8:30-10:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19
Room: Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Wendy Shabay, AICP, Freese and Nichols
About: Whether your city competed for Amazon or not, how do their requirements correlate with what planners are trying to create in their communities? This panel will explain what planners can do to advocate for their communities and how long-term plans can shape a business-ready environment. 1.25 CM