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      January 20, 2017

      Friday   8:00 AM

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      The North Central Texas Section of the American Planning Association Announces the 7th Annual  FOCUS NORTH TEXAS  Planning Symposium   Featuring Keynote Speaker; Sgt. Leroy Quigg, Dallas Police Department Founded the gang intervention program and works closely with at-risk youth to  develop trust and create a sense of community.   Sessions (times subject to change): Session 1 - 8:30 to 10:00 am Sign Codes Following Reed v Town of Gilbert – Daniel Santee and Brian James Leveraging Community Resources to Improve Neighborhoods - Lee Battle, Rebecca Vice, and Kathryn May Dallas CityMAP-The Art of the Possible – Brad Lonberger, Mark Goode, Kelsey Berry, and Jason Claunch Multi-Modal Streets Implementation – Rob Rae, Dave Carter, Mark Brown, and Catrine Machi Municipal Financing 101 – Kevin Shepherd and Becky Brooks Session 2 - 10:15 to 11:45 am Planning Law Update – Kim Mickelson and William Dahlstrom Removing Barriers to Community Engagement – Esmerelda de la Cruz, Craig Fisher, Cathy Brock, Alana Oldenberg, and Janet Moos Beyond Code Enforcement to Building Community – Lori Schwarz, Scott Lussier, Shanette Brown, Tiffany Tononi, Dusty McAfee, and Mike Green PIDs, TIRZs & Other Financing Tools – Julie Fort Implementing Mixed Use Techniques – Jay Narayana, Jennifer Arnold, and Theresa O’Donnell LUNCHEON - 12:00 - 1:30 pm Session 3 - 1:45 to 3:15 pm Ethics Case of the Year – Ann Bagley and Connie Cooper Comp Plans - Getting the Community Engaged in the Process - Abra Nusser, Wendy Shabay, Jackie Reyff Leadership Strength-Based Teams - Kevin Shepherd and Kristen Green Can Your City's "There" Become Bikeable? - Bud Melton and Tyler Wacker Creative Zoning & Entitlements – William Dahlstrom, Brad Lonberger, and Brandon Palanker                Session 4 - 3:30 to 5:00 pm Ethics - A Humorous Look at a Serious Subject – Craig Farmer The Role of Non-Profit & Faith-Based Groups in Aging Neighborhoods– Kala Krishnan, Jim McGuire, John Stanley, Dwaraka Iyengar Economic Development Make-Overs - Alexis Jackson, Rick Leisner, Brian Keith Selling Your Ideas – John Lettelleir and Kevin Shepherd Disaster Response after the First Responders – Marc Kurbansade, Maria Martinez, and Blake Scott  Courses Specifically Designed for Elected and Appointed Officials: 8:30 to 10:00 am Planning 101 – What Your Staff Wants You to Know About Planning - Dave Gattis 10:15 to 11:45 am Planning 102 – Open Meetings and Other Rules to Live By as a Commissioner or Councilmember - Jeff Moore AICP Exam Prep Class – 1:45 to 5:00 pm – Richard Luedke, Jordan Everhart, and Erica Bartlett After the sessions, unwind with us at Matt’s Rancho Martinez(located across the parking lot from the Culwell Center and adjacent to the Hyatt Place Hotel). **Refund policy, full refund allowed before 1/09/17. After that date, a substitute may be made, but no refund. Last minute absences due to sickness or other emergencies will be given a credit for next year’s event. Refund requests and questions, please send to Alexis Jackson. ***Any additional questions please contact Brooks Wilson.  

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