Brendan Griesemer, PDO

As the Professional Development Officer (PDO) for APA Missouri Chapter, my role is to ensure all sessions offered at the conference are entered into the AICP certification maintenance (CM) portal and available when you are ready to track your training accomplishments. I work directly with each speaker to gather session descriptions and learning objectives. If you have any questions regarding professional development opportunities for planners, contact me at bgriesemer at

-Brendan Griesemer

Printable version: 2020 APA Missouri Conference Agenda

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Mobile workshops are limited to in-person conference attendees.

Time Activity Location
11:00 AM Conference registration opens Paradise at the Oasis
1:15 PM Welcome ceremony Paradise at the Oasis
1:30 PM Mobile workshop check-in Paradise at the Oasis
5:00 PM at the latest Mobile Workshop A Fairbanks Community Hub & O'Reilly Center for Hope
5:00 PM at the latest Mobile Workshop B Jordan Creek Greenway
5:00 PM at the latest Mobile Workshop C Eden Village

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Thursday activities including business meetings, professional development sessions, and award and recognition ceremonies will be presented live at the conference center. They will also be live-streamed and recorded to allow for remote viewing.

Time Activity Location
8:00 AM Conference registration opens Paradise at the Oasis
8:00 AM Breakfast Fiji Ballroom
8:30 AM APA Missouri Chapter annual business meeting Fiji Ballroom
9:30 AM Session: Great places with trees, what does it take? Fiji Ballroom
10:15 AM Session: Managing two common urban wildlife species: Canada geese and white-tailed deer Fiji Ballroom
11:00 AM Break Oasis Convention Center
11:15 AM 2020 Great Places in Missouri recognition ceremony Maui Ballroom
11:45 PM Keynote luncheon Maui Ballroom
12:45 PM APA Missouri Chapter awards ceremony Maui Ballroom
1:15 PM Break Oasis Convention Center
1:30 PM Session: What's in a name - creating great spaces for people Fiji Ballroom
2:30 PM Session: Creative housing solutions for any Missouri Community Fiji Ballroom
3:30 PM Session: 2020 Legislative review - activities at the state and federal level Fiji Ballroom
5:00-7:00 PM Conference reception with music by Cori Jay Maui Ballroom
5:00-5:30 PM Mentor meetings Maui Ballroom
5:30-6:00 PM Planning school check-ins for alumni and students Maui Ballroom
6:00-6:30 PM APA Section meetings: KCAPA, St. Louis Metro, Ozark Mountain Maui Ballroom
6:30-7:00 PM APA Missouri Chapter Board meeting Maui Ballroom

On-Demand: Virtual Sessions

Virtual sessions will be pre-recorded and available for on-demand, remote viewing by all conference attendees.

Session Title Speakers
Active transportation practice with Missouri Department of Transportation Shaun Tooley, AICP
Affordable housing trust funds are coming to Missouri: what's next? Gary Newcomer
AICP exam prep training session Bonnie Johnson, PhD
APA's community planning assessment team (CPAT) program in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Chris Chiodini, AICP
Community Commons: Planning for healthy, equitable communities Erin Barbaro Sara Ivey
Does the Main Street Program increase city economics? Robert M. Lewis, FAICP, CEcD
How can my city obtain professional planning technical assistance? Chris Chiodini, AICP
The impact of decision-making on diverse audiences Chayton True Tyler Waldorf
Innovation districts & innovation ecosystems Jonathan Roper Beth Letscher, AICP
Neighborhood planning & placemaking: articulating and implementing the community's vision Alana Owen, AICP Tim Breihan, A.AIA
Place-based economic development Stephen Ibendahl
Planning and land use law update Steven Lucas Melissa Vancrum
Regional approaches to housing Amy Haase, AICP
SGF Yields: Springfield's pedestrian safety campaign Mandy Buettgen-Quinn
Show-Me Zero: Missouri's strategic highway safety plan Jon Nelson
What the gig? Private practice in the gig economy Steve Miller, AICP