Planning professionals, business, government, and industry leaders from across the state will attend the conference to learn and discuss innovative planning techniques related to transportation, environment, redevelopment, and economic development relevant to Southwest Florida’s growth management practices. The event is hosted by the Florida Chapter of the APA, an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that aims to advance the art and science of planning at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
On Friday, Sept. 14 from 10-11:15 a.m., Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, Esq., AICP will serve as a co-presenter on renewable energy in Florida. The presentation titled “What the Scuttlebutt is All About: Opportunities and Incentives for Renewable Energy in Florida” will begin with an introduction to renewable energy including brownfield reuse. A panel of industry leaders will then: explore Florida’s potential for solar, photovoltaics, biofuel, wave-energy, and wind energy; discuss how to best select a site and prepare it for development;
On Friday, Sept. 14 from 1:15-2:30 p.m., Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, Esq., AICP will co-present on job search strategies for professional planners. The presentation titled “Batten Down the Hatches: Tips for a Successful Job Search in Today’s Economy” connects employed, professional planners from the public and private sectors with job seekers to discuss tactics for best marketing yourself and your skills to find a satisfying job in planning. Topics to be discussed include effective job searching, resume drafting, cover letter drafting, networking, and online branding.
On Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8:30-9:45 a.m., Pavese Law Firm attorneys Katherine R. English, Esq. and Neysa Borkert, Esq. will share their presentation:
For more information on the conference including registration details, visit: http://www.floridaplanning.org/
Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, call 239- 334-2195 or visit www.paveselaw.com.