By: Andrea Pietras, AICP, SCAPA President
I am pleased to report that the SCAPA Summer 2017 Conference in Hartsville, SC was a resounding success thanks to the efforts of Rodney Tucker, RS3 Planning Collaborative and SCAPA Director-at-Large; Brenda Kelley, City of Hartsville; and Wayne Shuler, SCAPA President-Elect/Programs Chair. The SCAPA Executive Committee would also like to thank Coker College and the City of Hartsville for hosting the event.
The conference sessions gave invaluable information regarding Hartsville’s APA CPAT project, the implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on Reed v. Town of Gilbert, and the Hartsville Master Plan. The conference culminated in a walking tour of Hartsville’s downtown, offering meaningful discussion on items discussed throughout the day.
Be sure to save the dates of November 1st – 3rd for SCAPA’s Fall 2017 Conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, located at 2101 North Oak Street Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Please contact Wayne Shuler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a session proposal. Stay tuned for more details!
On a related note, SCAPA recently purchased ten viewings of a pre-recorded webinar from APA titled “2017 Planning Law Review.” We have offered one viewing of this webinar to each Council of Governments (at no cost to them) so they can to show it to the folks that work in planning/zoning related fields in the regions they serve. This webinar is valid for AICP CM Law Credits and for the state required educational credits. The program description is below:
“The U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts, and state courts all play an important role in shaping planning throughout the country. This annual review delves into the important cases, the decisions that were made — or not made — and how this will affect planning at many levels. The 2017 review will cover everything you need to know about how the decision in the “parcel as a whole” takings case, Murr v. Wisconsin, will affect the way your community plans. “
Please contact the Council of Governments that serves your region for information on when they will be showing this webinar. All the credit for this awesome idea goes to Katie McKain with the City of Charleston!
As always, if you have suggestions for ways SCAPA can improve its services, or have other ideas you would like to see SCAPA take on, please contact me at email@example.com or 843.202.7219. I look forward to continuing to serve you and working with our leadership team as we continue to improve and strengthen our organization!