2019 National Planning Conference

POTUS + Planning = Progress

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - Saturday, April 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m. PDT

CM | 1.25

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC198240

Location: 3020

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  • Effectively lobby the 2020 US Presidential Candidates, the acting POTUS, and former US Presidents. about the importance of APA's Advocacy Objectives.
  • Leverage the National Media to communicate with the White House.
  • Identify avenues where Tribal Governments can be of assistance in influencing the President's agenda.


Planners have the expertise and the Presidency has power. From housing to economic development, to immigration and border battles, planners find solutions--so who not to better advise the president on national issues than the professional planning community? This session explores how planners can gain access to the seemingly inaccessible--the ear of the President of the United States.


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Session Speakers

Martin H. Laws, AICP
CSRA RDC Planning
Austin, TX

Elizabeth J. Wood, AICP
City of Leominster
Leominster, MA

Angela J. Cleveland, AICP
Kim Lundgren Associates, Inc.
Lowell, MA

Leroy A. Pooley
United States Border Patrol
Yuma, AZ