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Register by January 31, 2014 and Pay Only $35

Membership Dues return to $45 a person after January 31st.

Click Here to Register Now!

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It is time to register for the upcoming Joint Societies Holiday Party.

We are expecting a great turn out for the party of the year at the Lake Worth Beach Casino Building.
Your $50 entry fee will cover two drink tickets, passed appetizers, a full buffet dinner, live music and dancing.
A cash bar will also be available.

More information and to register click on the link below...

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5yxwcgdab&oeidk=a07e8f5vbab13d349db

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One of our partner organizations, the FES Palm Beach Chapter, invites you to their annual shrimp boil

Another great party at the beach at the Jupiter Civic Center in Carlin Park.
As always live music, shrimp, corn, sausage, drinks and dessert.

Friday, July 19, 2013


RSVP is required for more information click here


or visit www.pbfes.org

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The Palm Beach County Planning Congress is pleased to announce that we are now a sponsor of the 2013 Rising Seas Summit, which will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 18-20, 2013.

Through our sponsorship of this event, we are able to offer our membership, newsletter recipients and Facebook followers a 20% Registration Discount.

When you register, enter the discount code: RisingSeas-Partners-2013

To Register for this Event, Click Here

For more information on this event, visit the webpage www.risingseassummit.org

More information to follow on AICP CM credits for sessions soon!

2013 Rising Seas Summit

The inaugural Rising Seas Summit will bring professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to national security and a stable economy. Sea level rise will continue to damage coastal ecosystems and inland water systems, and the recent catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Sandy have demonstrated the risks faced by all coastal communities on the U.S. eastern seaboard. These new environmental challenges require that stakeholders share knowledge and work together to reduce and mitigate environmental and social degradation induced by climate change.

Rising Seas Summit Program Topics

  • A primer on sea level rise, including drivers, projections and implications;
  • Analyses of recent reports published by Federal and national institutions;
  • Modeling and planning for sea level rise;
  • Assessing risks to transportation, energy and water infrastructure and developing resilience plans;
  • Case studies from local/regional community, corporate and Federal government entities efforts to address sea level rise;
  • Quantifying the short-term and long-term economic implications, and making sound investments; and
  • Managing risks related to more frequent and significant extreme events.

Featured Speakers

  • Nancy Sutley -- Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Mayor Kristin Jacobs -- Broward County (Florida)
  • Representative Mark Pafford -- District 86 (West Palm Beach), Florida House of Representatives
  • Senator Eleanor (Elaine) Sobel -- District 31, Florida State Senate
  • Simone Filippini -- Consul General, The Netherlands Consulate in Miami
  • Kevin McGurgan -- Consul General, British Consulate in Miami
  • John Englander -- Author, High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis
  • RADM David Titley (ret.) -- Former Oceanographer of the Navy and Director of Task Force Climate Change, U.S. Navy
  • Olga Dominguez -- Assistant Administrator, Office of Strategic Infrastructure & Senior Sustainability Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Save the Date

June 18-20, 2013

 

The inaugural Rising Seas Summit will bring professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to national security and a stable economy. Sea level rise will continue to damage coastal ecosystems and inland water systems, and the recent catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Sandy have demonstrated the risks faced by all coastal communities on the U.S. eastern seaboard. These new environmental challenges require that stakeholders share knowledge and work together to reduce and mitigate environmental and social degradation induced by climate change.

Rising Seas Summit Program Topics

  • A primer on sea level rise, including drivers, projections and implications;
  • Analyses of recent reports published by Federal and national institutions;
  • Modeling and planning for sea level rise;
  • Assessing risks to transportation, energy and water infrastructure and developing resilience plans;
  • Case studies from local/regional community, corporate and Federal government entities efforts to address sea level rise;
  • Quantifying the short-term and long-term economic implications, and making sound investments; and
  • Managing risks related to more frequent and significant extreme event
Visit the Summit webpage for more information at www.sealevelrisesummit.org

 

 

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October seems far away, but will be here in the blink of an eye. As the summer heat still hangs on in South Florida this Fall, get away with friends to the Florida Keys. Every year the Palm Beach County Planning Congress heads to beautiful Islamorada on Columbus Day weekend to enjoy friends, food and family. This has become a generational event with the sons and daughters of our original group of planners coming back every year.  We even have some families that bring three generations to this event.  It is a great way to close out summer season with a weekend in the Keys of snorkeling, boating, fishing, BBQ, shrimp boil, volleyball, watching football, or just loafing by the pool.

If you have never attended this event, please consider coming. The Planning Congress reserves a cabin right on the beach for general use and for hosting breakfast for everyone. The cabin has a porch where we set up a TV for football watching. Friday night is a "Bill-B-Q" where Bill Nemser cooks up a welcome feast. Typically we rent a boat to take snorkeling trips out to the lighthouse that is directly offshore from the hotel on Saturday. Saturday night is Dave Flinchum's famous Shrimp Boil. You can come and be as busy or as lazy as you like! It is on Columbus Day weekend, so you can even extend the weekend if you like.

 


To Register you will need to do two things:

1. Register with the Planning Congress for Free so we can get a head count to order food and drinks through this link.

and

2.  Make your hotel room reservation at the Breezy Palm Hotel. Call toll free at: 877.41.BREEZY or Their website is: http://www.breezypalms.com/
If they are booked, there are a number of other reasonably priced hotels in the immediate vicinity.
Hope to see you there!

 

 

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This film presents the effects of climate change with a human face. Have you seen the movie? What do you think?

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Training Day without Denzel Washington!

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Welcome to Palm Beach County Planning Congress Blog

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