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Upcoming Dr. John M. DeGrove Webinars

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•Archibald Foundation


•Codina Management, LLC
•Ms. Kimberly A. DeGrove and Dr. William Partin
•William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
•Kitson Evergreen, LLC
Paul Consulting, Inc.
•The Perkins Charitable Foundation
• Mr. Robert M. Rhodes

•Thomas J. Baird
•Cambridge Systematics
•Mr. William M. DeGrove

•American Planning Association, Florida Chapter
DPZ Partners, LLC
•Mr. Paul Novack
•Mr. David Orshefsky
•Mrs. Jean Sadowski
•Ms. Nancy Ellen Stroud
•Tallahassee State Bank
•Thomson Brock Luger & Company
•Mr. and Mrs. Peter & Helen Wallace



2017 Florida Legislative Preview
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Time
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1000 Friends President Ryan Smart, Policy and Planning Director Thomas Hawkins, and Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger will discuss key community planning and conservation bills to be considered during the 2017 legislative session, and how they could impact state and local governance in Florida.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM LEGAL credits for planners (#9003535), 1.5 contact hours for Certified Environmental Health Professionals, and 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers. 1000 Friends has applied for credits for Florida attorneys (CLE) but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.  

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Implementing Water 2070:  Water Conservation Planning for Florida Communities
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Time 

As Water 2070 confirms, significant water conservation measures are essential to lessen development-related water demand in Florida over the coming decades.  Dr. Pierce Jones, Director of the University of Florida’s IFAS Program for Resource Efficient Communities, will discuss water conservation planning for Florida’s communities based on a series of studies he’s conducted on behalf of Envision Alachua (Plum Creek), Toho Water Authority, and other local governments, developers, and water authorities. Dr. Nick Taylor, UF/IFAS State Specialized Agent (Conservation Data Clearinghouse) will follow up with a discussion of residential irrigation water trends based on utility billing records from several regions of Florida.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits for planners (#9115194), 2.0 CLE credits for Florida attorneys (#1608561N), and1.5 contact hours for Certified Environmental Health Professionals.  This event was not approved for credits for Certified Floodplain Managers. 

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