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The 2021 APA Utah Fall Conference

2021 APA Utah Fall Conference

September 9-10, 2021
Mid-valley Performing Arts Center
Taylorsville, Utah

Conference Program

The 2021 APA Utah Fall Conference is replete with topics and speakers that represent the most pressing issues facing the planning community. The conference program contains a complete agenda and brief bios on all of the speakers and presenters.




Speakers listed alphabetically by last name.

= Keynote

Paul Allred

Planning Commissioner
Kaysville City

Amber Anderson

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Coordinator
Utah State Historic Preservation Office

Nan Anderson

Office of Rural Development at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah)

Justin Anderson

Deputy Director
Ogden City Public Services Department

Dave Anderson

Community and Economic Development Director
Spanish Fork City

Seth Arens

Research Scientist
Western Water Assessment

Harry Barber

Paria River District Manager
Bureau of Land Management

Keith Bartholomew

Associate Dean
University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning

Scott Bartlett

Assistant managing director
Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA)

Brent Bateman

Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar

Ryan Beck

VP of Planning
Envision Utah

Benj Becker

Vice President
Piper Sandler

Jansen Bennett

HIstoric Architect

Aubry Bennion

Public Involvement Manager
David Evan and Associates

Quinn Bennion

Vernal City Manager

John Berggren

Water Policy Analyst
Western Resource Advocates

Jason Boal

Certified Planner (AICP) and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)
Snell & Wilmer

Brynn Bohlender

Planning and zoning technician
Sandy City

Dan Boles

Senior Planner
St. George City

Jason Bond

Assistant City Manager
Santaquin City

Erica Brown

VP of Marketing
Thanksgiving Point

Ari Bruening

Envision Utah

Don Buckley

Fire Marshal
Draper City

Wade Budge

Land use attorney and partner
Snell and Wilmer

Betsy Byrne

Landscape Architect
National Park Service's Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA)

Craig Call

Executive Director
Utah Land Use Institute

James Carpentier

Director State and Local Government Affairs
International Sign Association

Brian Carver

Community & Economic Development, Bear River Association of Governments

Matthew Cazier

Community Development Director
Uintah County

Brent Chamberlain

Kane County

Weston Clark

Director of Community Outreach
Salt Lake City

Ryan Clayburn

Assistant city manager
Roosevelt city

Sean Conroy

Community Development Director
Mapleton City

Zac Covington

Senior Regional Planner
Bear River Association of Governments (BRAG)

Jordan Cullimore

Lead Attorney
Office of Property Rights Ombudsman

Jacob Curtis

Lehi City

Olivia Cvetko

Community Planner
Logan Simpson Design

Tess Davis

Assistant Attorney General
State of Utah

Cameron Diehl

Executive Director
Utah League of Cities and Towns

Ross Dinsdale

Development Engineer
Lehi City

Paul Drake

Director of Real Estate and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
Utah Transit Authority

Larry Echohawk

Special counsel and advisor to the Governor and to the Attorney General of the State of Utah for Indian affairs

Karson Eilers

Policy Director
Utah League of Cities and Towns

Drew Ellerman

Community Development Director
Washington City

Shannon Ellsworth

Principal Advisor, Land and Water
Rio Tinto

Joanna Endter-Wada

Professor & WaterMAPS Program Director, Utah State University TBD, selected GWS Community Team participant for November workshop
Utah State University

Mike Eriksson

Area Manager
Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Reid Ewing, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning
University of Utah

Joseph Flores

Fire Management Officer (FMO)
Ashley National Forest

John Foster

Curator of collections
Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

Alyssa Gamble

Moderate Income Housing Program Manager
Housing Community Development Division of the Department of Workforce Services

Lyle Gibson, AICP

Assistant Community Development Director.
Farmington City

Heidi Goedhart

Active Transportation Manager
UDOT Planning

Natalie Gordon

Community Engagement Manager

Dan Gunn

Outdoor Recreation Planner
Kanab Field Office

Travis Hair

Planner II
Greater Salt Lake MSD

Natalie Hall

Bluffdale City

Mike Hansen

Rural Community Consultants

Laura Hanson, AICP

State Planning Coordinator
Governor's Office of Planning and Budget

Brittney Harris

Planner II
Lehi City

Keith Heaton

Executive Director
Seven County Infrastructure Coalition

Scott Hess

Planning Director
North Ogden City

Dillon Hoyt

Resource Management Plan Program Manager
Utah's Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO)

Rikki Hrenko-Browning

Utah Petroleum Association (UPA)

Brian Hulet

Economic Development Director
Payson City

Mike Hyde

Research consultant
Utah Public Lands Policy Coordination Office

Dustin Jansen

Director of Indian affairs for Utah

John Janson, AICP

Planning Solutions

Leah Jaramillo

Public Involvement Manager
David Evans and Associates

Craig Jenson

Real estate and land use lawyer

Corey Johnson

Vice President
Wasatch Residential Group

Mark Johnson

Lehi City

Mike Johnson

Community & Economic Development Director
City of Cottonwood Heights.

Yankton Johnson

CEO/general manager, assistant general manager, and HR manager
Moon Lake Electric Association

Camille Johnson Taylor

Executive Director of Tourism
Kane County

Marcie Jones

Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman

Mikala Jordan

Community Planner
Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC)

Emilie Jordao

Project Manager
Avenue Consultants

Jordan Katcher

Initiatives Facilitator
Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program

Marcus Keller

Vice President
Zions Bank

Ted Knowlton, AICP

Deputy Director
Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC)

Tony Kohler, AICP

Planning Director
Heber City

Kelly Kopp

Professor and Extension Specialist
Plants, Soils & Climate department at Utah State University

GJ LaBonty

Manager of Customer Experience
Utah Transit Authority

Adam Lankford

Vice President of Development
Wasatch Residential Group

Paul Larsen

Community and Economic Development Director
Brigham City

Justin Lee

Director of Government Relations

Blake Leonelli

Public Sector Solutions, Manager
Waste Management Of Utah

Alison Lewis

Landscape Architect and Urban Designer

Francis Lily, AICP

Planning Director
Millcreek City

Kelsey Lindquist

Planning Manager
Salt Lake City

Jess Lucero

Chair of the Social Work Department
Utah State University

Anna Maki

Park City Transportation Planning team

Michael Maloy, AICP

Planning Director
Herriman City

Dennis Marker

Operations Analyst
Santaquin City

Alan Matheson

Executive Director
Point of the Mountain State Land Authority

Mark McGrath, AICP

Director of Community Development
City of Taylorsville

Tara McKee

Program Manager
Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation

Thomas McMurtry

Planning Director
Avenue Consultants

Jim McNulty

Planning & Economic Development Manager
Santa Clara City

Mark Miller

Principal Engineer
Wasatch Civil Consulting Engineering

Dusty Monks

Oil and Gas Liaison
Utah Office of Energy Development

Greg Montgomery

Planning Division Manager
Ogden City

Patrick Morrison

Program Specialist
Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation

Nathan Moses

Regional Engineer
State of Utah

Stephen Nelson

Planning Director
Hurricane City

Kathryn Newman

Communications Manager
Vineyard City

Bob Nicholson

Kanab City Planning Consultant

Nick Norris

Planning Director
Salt Lake City

Christina Oliver

Director of the Housing Community Development Division
Department of Workforce Services

Andrea Olson

Planning Director
Utah Department of Transportation

Christine Osborne

Uinta and Weber basin coordinator
Utah Division of Water Quality's Watershed Protection Section

Sherrie Pace, AICP

Community Development Director
City of North Salt Lake

Bruce Parker, AICP

Planning and Development Services, LLC

Grace Patrick

Shared Stewardship Coordinator
Utah's Division of Forestry Fire & State Lands

David Petersen, AICP

Community Development Director
Farmington City

Jeff Peterson

Vice President and General Counsel
Deseret Power

Susie Petheram

Senior Planner and Senior Associate

Vaughn Pickell

City Attorney
Spanish Fork City

Sierra Pierson

Lehi City

Jake Powell

GNAR Initiative Lead/ Associate Professor/ Extension Specialist- Utah State University

Matt Preston

Deputy State Director for Resources
Bureau of Land Management

Andy Rasmussen

Project manager and facilitator
The Langdon Group

Zach Renstrom

General Manager
Washington County Water Conservancy District

Fred Resch

Assistant city planner and code enforcement officer
Hurricane City

Jeanne Riley

Environmental Engineer and Manager
Utah Division of Water Quality’s General Permitting Section

Ryan Robinson

Rural Community Consultants

Dallis Rohde

Of Counsel
Buchalter’s Portland and Salt Lake City offices

Rick Rosenberg

Santa Clara City

Meg Ryan

Senior Land Use Manager
Utah League of Cities & Towns

Robert Scott

Planning Director
North Ogden City

Rachel Shilton

River basin planning manager
Utah Division of Water Resources

Soren Simonsen, AICP, FAIA, LEED AP

Executive Director
Jordan River Commission

Dan Smith

Planner and Landscape Architect

Elizabeth Sodja

GNAR Initiative

Wilf Sommerkorn

Deputy Executive Director
Utah Land Use Institute

Clint Spencer

Planning Manager
Herriman City

Todd Stonely

Assistant Director
Utah Division of Water Resources

Kelly Stowell

Executive Director
Center for Education, Business, and the Arts, (CEBA)

Mark Stratford

General Counsel
Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

Rob Terry

Statewide Land Use Training Director
State of Utah

Bryan Thiriot

Executive Director of Five County Association of Governments

Flint Timmins

Destination Development Lead
Utah Office of Tourism

Gregory Todd

Utah Office of Energy Development

Rachel Toker

State OHV Grant Administrator
Utah Department of Natural Resource's Division of Recreation

Dan Tracer, P.E.

Assistant City Engineer
City of Bluffdale

Hugh Van Wagenen

Active Transportation Planner
Wasatch Front Regional Council

Mark Vlasic

Landmark Design

Aaron Wade

Gilmore Bell

Steve Waldrip

Utah State Legislature

Troy K. Walker

Draper City

Ryan Wallace

Associate Principal and Urban Design Director

Mike West

Planning Division Manager
Lehi City

Kirsten Whetstone

Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association

Jason Wolf

GIS Program Manager
Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office

Bill Wright

Mayor of Payson City

David Zook

County Executive
Cache County

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