American Planning Association (APA)
Florida Chapter, Sun Coast Section

Creating Great Communities for All

The American Planning Association (APA) provides leadership in the development of vital communities for all by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and resident empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to ethically meet the challenges of growth and change.


The Sun Coast Section is a division of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA FL) spanning the Gulf Coast counties of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota. We are composed of local planners, architects, city and county officials, and others interested in the planning profession. Our goal is to support the planning profession within the Sun Coast region by providing our diverse membership with a wide range of professional development, networking, and other opportunities. If you are interested in joining APA, please visit the national APA website,


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Meet the Team

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Sun Coast Section Executive Committee

Chair:  Stefanie McQueen, AICP

Chair-Elect: Katrina Corcoran, AICP

Vice-Chair:  Nancy M.H. Simpson, CFM

Secretary:  Alicia Parinello, AICP

Treasurer:  Rich Wilson, AICP, PE

Communications Officer:  Andrea Papandrew

Student Representative: Taylor Hague

Emerging Planners’ Group
Jared Jones, Justin Alexander, Dominque Boyer

Professional Development Officer: 
Roger Menendez, AICP, CE

Professional Development Officer:  Troy Salisbury, AICP

Citrus & Hernando County Area Director: 
Cayce Dagenhart, AICP

Hillsborough County Area Director:  Jennifer Malone, AICP

Manatee County Area Director:  Katie LaBarr, AICP

Pasco County Area Director:  Amy Elmore, MS

Pinellas County Area Director:   Lorraine Duffy Suarez, AICP

Sarasota County Area Director:  Lucia Panica

University Liaison:  Dr. Van Linkous, AICP, Ph.D.

Immediate Past Chair:  Melissa Dickens, AICP

Join Live

Livestream Schedule

Please visit us on:
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Thursday, November 19, 2020

 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


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