South Florida Water Management District Offices
B-1 Main Building - Storch Room (3rd Floor)
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach
5:30 – 6:15 PM - Meet and Greet with Appetizers
6:15 – 6:30 PM – Welcome and Introductions
6:30 – 8:30 PM – Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Q&A Session
Please RSVP by NOON, WEDNESDAY, October 1, 2008
Linking the development of water supplies to comprehensive plan amendments has presented a number of challenges in light of existing and new growth management legislation. Learn more about…..
• Supporting water supply plans with sufficient data and analysis,
• Providing a financially feasible commitment to water supply projects
• Ensuring on-going coordination
• Impact of CS/HB 697 on comprehensive plan amendments (approved by the 2008 Legislature and effective July 1, 2008)
o the discouragement of urban sprawl,
o energy-efficient land use patterns, and
o greenhouse gas reduction strategies
• Barbara Powell, AICP, PMP, Lead Planner, Water Supply Department, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
• Brian Traylor, Associate ASLA, Senior Planner and Urban Designer, South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC)
• Christopher Pettit, Esquire, Associate Attorney, South Florida Water Management District
Barbara Powell joined the SFWMD in 2000 and currently serves as the Regional Coordinator for Lower East Coast Water Supply. She is responsible for coordinating issues related to comprehensive planning, permitting, and implementation of alternative water supply projects. Prior to joining the District, Barbara served as Environmental Coordinator for the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida for 7 years. She has a Masters Degree in Water Policy from the University of Rhode Island and a BA in Economics / Marine Ecology from Smith College.
Brian Traylor is a Senior Planner and Urban Designer for the SFRPC focusing on the implementation of infill and redevelopment initiatives throughout the region. His efforts include assisting local governments with form based land development codes, facilitating transit oriented development, and promoting community collaboration throughout the design process. Since joining the SFRPC, Brian has worked with the sustainability initiatives of the Miami-Dade Climate Change Advisory Task Force, the USGBC Broward 2030 Initiative, and the Governor’s Action Team on Energy and Climate Change. He has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.
Christopher Pettit is an Associate Attorney with the SFWMD and works in the areas of Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP), cultural resources, growth management, regulatory environmental law, and regulatory enforcement. Prior to joining the District, Chris worked as a law and policy adjunct for the Marine Policy Institute of Mote Marine Laboratories in Sarasota, Florida, focusing on the legal and regulatory issues arising from storm water runoff and harmful algal blooms. He has taught several classes as an adjunct professor at New College of Florida and the University of South Florida. Chris has a B.A., Political History, Comparative Religion, New College; J.D., University of Florida, With Honors; and L.L.M., University of Cape Town, Highest Honors and is a member of the Florida Bar.
Let me know if you are interested in attending. This is designed for Planners, but might be of interest to others - I can probably make arrangements for up to three people to attend along with me.