ULI Central Florida: Candid Conversation – Legislative Update


2023-03-28T08:45:00 - 2023-03-28T10:00:00

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    Lowndes Will open in a new window 215 N Eola Dr Orlando, FL 32801-2028 UNITED STATES


    Standard Pricing Until March 24 Members Non-Members
    Private $25.00 $45.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $15.00 $35.00
    Retired $25.00 N/A
    Student $15.00 $35.00
    Under Age 35 $15.00 $35.00
    Late Pricing Begins March 25
    Private $35.00 $55.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $25.00 $45.00
    Retired $35.00 N/A
    Student $25.00 $45.00
    Under Age 35 $25.00 $45.00
    With Florida’s state legislature in session from March 7 through early May, new bills are anticipated that could impact public policy for land development across Florida.
    Join us on March 28 for a discussion with some of the leading voices for land use law and policy planning in Central Florida on what they anticipate coming out of Tallahassee, and how you as informed citizens can make your voices heard to policymakers.

    Members and nonmembers are welcome to register for this event.

    Thank you to Lowndes for hosting this event.

    Lowndes 215 N Eola Dr Orlando, FL 32801-2028 UNITED STATES

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    Becky Wilson

    Partner, Lowndes

    Rebecca “Becky” Wilson Becky Wilson is a shareholder with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A, and her principal areas of practice are land use and development. She has experience throughout Central Florida in working with local governments in order to address the needs of her clients related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative law, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI's), procurement issues, due diligence, and property rights. A leader in her field, Becky represents property owners, developers, lenders and other participants in a wide array of projects. Over the years, such projects have included high-rise developments in downtown Orlando, hotel developments, planned communities, large "power-centers", redevelopment of existing buildings, mixed-use projects, big box commercial projects, projects within historic districts, multi-family development (including Affordable Housing and Senior Housing) and office developments. Recognition • Listed in 2015-2016 Legal 500 US as a Recommended Attorney in Real Estate and Construction - Land Use/Zoning • 2015 WWMB Women to Watch, Orlando Business Journal • 2015 "Most Influential People in Winter Park" by Winter Park Magazine • "Legal Elite Up & Comer" 2015 by Florida Trend Magazine • 2005-2007, 2011-2014 "Legal Elite Up & Comer," Florida Trend Magazine • 2011 "Up-and-Comer Finalist” for Women Who Mean Business, Orlando Business Journal • 2007 and 2009 "Forty Under Forty," Orlando Business Journal • Recognized as a "Florida Rising Stars" 2009-2016 by Florida Super Lawyers • 2009 "Forty Under Forty," Florida Real Estate Magazine • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013-2017 Community Activities • Chair of the Rollins College Hamilton Holt School Board of Advisors • Urban Land Institute Central Florida, Chair • City of Winter Park, Visioning Steering Committee • One Hundred of Orange County, Inc., Committee Member • Leadership Winter Park, Class XVI • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Past-Chair Professional Memberships • The Florida Bar • Orange County Bar Association


    Alexis Crespo

    RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture

    Alexis offers more than 17 years of professional planning experience across the State of Florida and is certified with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). She has led her planning staff in the successful completion of numerous privately initiated rezoning petitions, comprehensive plan amendments, annexations, variances, special exceptions, and other planning and zoning actions related to residential, commercial, institutional and mixed-use development. Alexis regularly assists local governments with the formulation of Land Development Code (LDC) amendments, Comprehensive Plan updates and more. She also provides expert witness testimony and analysis relating to a variety of litigation matters.


    Kyle Shephard

    Director of Intergovernmental Relations, City of Orlando

    Kyle currently serves as Director of Intergovernmental Relations for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. In this position he represents the City of Orlando with regional interlocal partners, the Florida legislative and executive branches of government, federal agencies, and Congress. He also serves as the City’s liaison with intergovernmental organizations such as the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, and the Florida League of Cities. Kyle has been with the City of Orlando for over 19 years. He was previously Assistant City Attorney and then as Chief Assistant City Attorney he led the City’s Economic Development legal team. Kyle has extensive experience in land use law and represented the City’s Municipal Planning Board and other land development boards for many years. He is also an advisor to Mayor Dyer in the Mayor’s capacity as board member on several regional transportation governing bodies including the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, the Central Florida Expressway Authority, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, the Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission, and MetroPlan Orlando. Kyle is a Past President of the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, immediate-Past President of the Florida Association of Intergovernmental Relations, serves on the National League of Cities Federal Advocacy Committee for Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations, and is a longtime member of the Florida League of Cities Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations Legislative Policy Committee.


    Kelley Teague

    Director of Legislative Affairs, Orange County

    Kelley Teague has served Orange County residents for more than a decade as a lead voice for County government and its priorities, as they relate to the state legislature in Tallahassee. Her career is highlighted by former roles in local journalism, community relations for the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, and government relations for MetroPlan Orlando.