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APA Central Coast Welcomes New Members to Executive Board of Directors

On December 8th, APA’s Central Coast Section certified the results of its annual election. With the close of the election, the Executive Board of Directors welcomes new Board members and gives its thanks to a pair of dedicated outgoing Board members. Below are excerpts from the candidate statements submitted by each of the Section’s new Board Members.

Outgoing Board Members

It is with immense gratitude, that we say farewell to Board Members Kristina Boero and Steve Welton for their years of service. 

Vacant Board Positions Available for APA Members

The Central Coast Section is still seeking an APA Member to join the Executive Board of Directors in the role of California Planning Foundation Liaison. Details on the responsibilities of this Board role can be found in the APA Central Coast bylaws which are available at https://centralcoastapa.org/board-of-directors.

Thank you Steve!
Steve Welton

Outgoing Finance Officer


During his years of service as the Section’s Finance Officer, Steve Welton has been steady in guiding the Section’s Board on budget and financial decisions. Additionally, Steve’s open mind and considered input will be missed by his fellow Board Members. When not supporting APA Central Coast, Steve is a Principal Planner with Suzanne Elledge Planning & Permitting Services (SEPPS), Inc and on the Board of Trustees for Marymount of Santa Barbara.

Thank you Kristina!
Kristina Boero

Outgoing Young & Emerging Professionals (YEP) Officer - Ventura County


During her years of service as Ventura County’s YEP Officer, Kristina worked to develop connections with students and early career planners as well as bring creative networking and professional development events to the Ventura County area. Her interest in helping planners dive into their careers will be missed. Kristina is a Senior Planner for the Ventura County Planning Division, graduate of California Lutheran University’s Public Policy & Administration Program, member of Cohort XX of the Ventura County Leadership Academy.

Jessica Metzger, PIO
Jessica Metzger, AICP

Public Information Officer

 

“I have over 17 years of practice in the planning field and have worked in various divisions, including environmental planning, long range planning, development review, and redevelopment. I have experience in creating newsletters, editing websites, and interacting with the media. My weekly reading involves many planning updates from across the world, I already share interesting articles I find with my City staff and would love a broader audience.  I have been a member of the American Planning Association since starting my career and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 2007.”

Hollee King, A+E Officer
Hollee King Winegar, AICP

Awards and Events Officer


“I have been a member of the Central Coast section board of the APACA for the past 13 years as the Awards and Events Officer. I have organized 13 local planning awards events; from selecting the jurors, organizing the nominations, designing the awards, and then planning the tri-county section awards event.  All of the planning awards events have been at or under budget.  Although I organize most of the entire process and the event itself, I am always working the board and continually getting their direction each year.Professionally, I have over 28 years of land use planning and project management experience in the public and private sectors. I have been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 2002 and a member of APA since 1991.  I am the owner and president of SitesPacific, Inc. and work as a land use consultant and contract planner in the Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas.”

Tanner Shelton, PD Officer
Tanner Shelton, AICP

Professional Development Officer


“It has been a pleasure to serve on the APA Central Coast Section Board of Directors since February 2019. I have spent the majority of my time on the board as the Membership Inclusion Officer, organizing successful events such as the 2019 APA Conference Diversity Summit. This past year, with the Black Lives Matter movement, equity, and inclusion on the spotlight, I felt it was time to update the Membership Inclusion Officer role in our bylaws to create a position focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion in all elements of section activities, and by extension, in our workplaces and professional capacities. With this in mind, I worked with my fellow Board Members to reshape the Membership Inclusion Officer position into the Diversity, Equity, and Membership Officer role. We passed an ambitious set of bylaw changes reforming the position, to create a position focused on serving on the needs of underrepresented and marginalized groups in our profession and in our community. 


Immediately after approval of these changes, I resigned from my role as Diversity, Equity, and Membership Officer to serve as Acting Professional Development Officer. While I have only served in this capacity for two months, I have already worked with our Board to provide multiple high quality Certification Maintenance (CM) opportunities to our membership and to streamline the CM Event approval process. I believe that professional development, AICP certification/membership, and continuing education through CM opportunities is one of the core functions of our Section.”

Michelle Glueckert D'Anna, P+S Officer
Michelle Glueckert D'Anna

Programs and Social Officer


“For six years, I served as the Ventura County Subsection Director and worked with the Central Coast Section Board of Directors to expand training opportunities, increase membership, foster connections between seasoned planners and those emerging in the profession, and brought the Planning Academy back to Ventura County during the Fall of 2017. In 2019, I took a step back to focus on a career transition and allow others to lead the Ventura County Subsection. In January 2019, I transitioned professionally from city planning to community relations, and now serve as the Community Relations Officer for the City of Camarillo. In this role, I oversee communications for the City, support the City Manager in fostering relationships with community partners to further the City’s Community Engagement Strategy, and work collaboratively with all City Departments to further engage our community and enhance our overall communication and engagement efforts.To this Executive Board of Directors, I will bring over twelve years of experience as a land use planner and almost two years of experience as a community relations and communications professional. I have earned both a Bachelor of Science in City & Regional Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Public Administration from San Francisco State University. I would be delighted to serve the Central Coast Section as Programs and Social Officer. My goals for this position are to enhance overall Board communication, enhance our relationships with other organizations, seek opportunities to collaborate with other sections, focus on events that are inclusionary and engaging, and bridge the gap between all three subsections to host more section-wide networking events.”

Dillan Murray, YEP-VC Officer
Dillan Murray

Young and Emerging Planning Professionals - Ventura County


“I am currently an Assistant Planner in the Planning Programs Section of the Ventura County Planning Division. I have been with the Ventura County Planning Division since early 2020, coordinating the County’s Cultural Heritage Program and Mobile Home Park Rent Review Program. Prior to the County, I worked in the environmental consulting field for two years doing all things CEQA.  I hold a Bachelor’s degree in City & Regional Planning with a minor in Real Property Development from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.


I am a Ventura native and returned to the area following my time away at college. I consider the Central Coast to be California’s crown jewel and count myself fortunate to be able to contribute to its quality of life in any capacity. I am excited at the opportunity to deepen my working ties with other young and emerging professionals in the area with a shared commitment to our profession and region.”

Selena Evilsizor, Finance Officer
Selena Evilsizor

Finance Officer

“I have decades of professional and personal experience managing budgets for both planning-related activities and nonprofit organizations. In college, I was the Fundraising and Budgeting Chair and Vice-President of my sorority organization. Currently, I am on the Executive Board of a fledgling performance arts nonprofit in Santa Barbara. Regarding my technical expertise, I have over 20 years’ experience using Excel for scientific and planning projects. I have used paper-based and Excel-based budgeting and expense tracking methods in the past. Currently, I use Excel and software programs such as Mint. I am confident I will quickly learn and adapt to the specific methods used by the Central Coast Section.I have been a member of the American Planning Association for 15 years. I worked with the Central Coast Section Executive Board to help prepare for and execute the successful 2019 APA California Conference in Santa Barbara.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (All day)

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