Welcome to Your Hour with APA Virginia Chapter sponsored by The Berkley Group. This is a free webinar series happening the fourth Monday of each month from Noon - 1 p.m. and is currently open to everyone, members and non-members. Members can receive 1 CM credit for watching live. All webinars are recorded and posted to our YouTube channel within 24 hours. 

Members can now also take advantage of On-Demand Education and watch past webinars for CM credits thru December 31, 2020. View the comment sections of each individual webinar for CM info. 

Interested in presenting? Contact Sarah Pentecost at sarah@bellatrixcg.com.

Upcoming Webinars

Emerging Richmond: Planning for Equitable Growth in Mid-sized Cities

Monday, July 29, 2019
Noon - 1 p.m.
CM | 1  #9180362

Join us for this webinar to learn about Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth, the new city-wide Master Plan for the City of Richmond. Since the last Master Plan was adopted in 2001, Richmond has grown by 30,000 people. The new Master Plan is asking: when Richmond turns 300 years-old in 2037, what should the City look and feel like?

Join this webinar to hear Marianne Pitts and Maritza Pechin discuss:
1) how one mid-size city in Virginia is planning for growth 
2) how Richmond has changed since 2001
3) the process to engage a representative cross-section of Richmonders in this once-in-a-generation public process.

Learn more at www.richmond300.com. 


Maritza Mercado Pechin, AICP

Maritza Mercado Pechin is a project manager at AECOM. She is currently managing the update to Richmond’s citywide Master Plan. Her experience as an urban planning consultant includes private sector, municipal, regional, and federal clients, and a wide variety of project scales ranging from facilities and land use planning for the U.S. Navy to sustainability planning for the City of Baltimore. Maritza earned a masters degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors degree in government from Harvard College.

Marianne Pitts

Marianne Pitts is the Special Advisor to the City of Richmond’s Director of Planning and Development Review. In that role, she works on special projects for the Director, such as managing the engagement process for the Richmond 300 plan. Marianne has worked for the City of Richmond and City of Los Angeles advising on various issues that impact the growth of cities: historic preservation, zoning, land use, public relations, political decision-making, and policy development. She has her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California.

William Palmquist

William Palmquist is a Senior Planner with the City of Richmond’s Department of Planning and Development Review, where he focuses on comprehensive, long-range planning. Will is also serving as the chair of the City’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census. He has a bachelor’s degree in Geography from SUNY Geneseo and a Master of Regional Planning degree from Cornell University.