TAVARES — The Florida Chapter of American Planning Association (FAPA) recently announced its new state officers for the next two years, including Carol Stricklin, Director of the Lake County Department of Growth Management, as Vice President for Professional Development.
As the Professional Development Officer for the state organization, Stricklin will promote professional development and continuing education activities for planners statewide and will be the liaison with the national American Planning Association.
Stricklin was hired as Director of the Lake County Department of Growth Management in November 2005. Formerly Assistant Community Development Director for the City of Largo, she has more than 20 years of experience in growth management. Stricklin earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Land Institute and the Congress of New Urbanism.
The American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning — physical, economic and social — at the local, regional, state and national levels. The objective of the Association is to encourage planning that will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the needs of people and of society more effectively.