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6/6 & 6/7 - 2019 APA-ISS Conference (CM | 8.75)

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

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Registration is now open for the annual 2019 APA-ISS Conference in Decatur June 6th-7th. Topics will include brownfield development, modern agriculture, lakefront development, neighborhood services, and more! Thursday will be traditional sessions and Friday will be mobile workshops. Thursday night will include a reception at the Beach House.

This year's schedule offers attendees 8.75 CM credits as we cover topics ranging from housing to brownfields to agriculture and more

Registration will close June 4, 2019.

2019 APA-ISS Conference Program



Thursday, June 6th - Sessions

(Located at the Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K Anderson Plz, Decatur, IL 62523)

  • 9:00 am | Welcome | Decatur Mayor, Juile Moore-Wolfe and Ben LeRoy, Director of ISS, City of Champaign

  • 9:30 am | Illinois Brownfields and Your Community | Mike Charles, IEPA; Jerry Willem, IEPA (CM | 1.25)

  • 10:45 am | Break

  • 11:00 am | A home for everyone. Modern housing dilemmas and opportunities. | Jessica Weitzel, LISC; Ben LeRoy, City of Champaign (CM | 1.25)

  • 12:15 pm | Catered Lunch by Robbies Grill

  • 1:15 pm | Planner's Help Desk | Stephanie Brown, AICP, MSA Professional Services | Bring a can-do attitude to the room as we tackle thorny planning problems submitted by your colleagues from around the state. (CM | 1.25)

  • 3:00 pm | Break

  • 3:15 pm | Lakefront Development Tour | Bill Clevenger, Executive Director, Decatur Park District (CM | 1.25)

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Reception at The Beach House

Friday, June 7th - Mobile Workshops

(Depart from the Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K Anderson Plz, Decatur, IL 62523)

  • 9:00 am | Mobile Tour: Crossing Healthcare; Wabash Crossing Housing Project | Looking at ways to combat the opioid epidemic, behavioral health, and modern health issues; Lessons learned from a Hope IV Project. (CM | 1.25)

  • 10:15 am | Mobile Tour: Not Your Grandpa's Farm, a modern look at the ag industry | Tour a local farm and see how the industry is changing, the challenges they face, and the exciting way our food chain is improving. (CM | 1.25)

  • 11:45 am | (Lunch at Sol Bistro cancelled due to grandpa's farmers needing to be in the fields)

  • 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm | Downtown Walking Tour | Kent Massie, ASLA and Neil Brumleve, ASLA, Massie Massie + Associates (CM | 1.25)

All sessions will be held at the Decatur Civic Center in Downtown Decatur (1 Gary K Anderson Plaza) and mobile workshops will depart from here as well. Don't worry about bringing change to feed the meter, as the Civic Center Parking Lot immediately adjacent to the south offers free parking to attendees!


Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

5150 Hickory Point Frontage Road

Decatur, IL 62526


Book your room by May 15, 2019 for a guaranteed rate of $95+tax.


Payment for the conference can be made through this website via credit card (please select PayPal to pay via credit card, no PayPal account needed). If you prefer to pay via check, please select "Manual Payment", and we will send you an invoice once you have completed your registration form.

Want to pay member registration rates? Consider joining the APA-IL! We now offer chapter-only memberships. Please visit for more information.

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend, requests for a refund must be made via email to by June 4, 2019. Requests for a refund will be granted at the discretion of the APA-ISS.


Email the conference organizer, Stephanie Brown, AICP at

Your Conference Team

Stephanie Ashe Brown Conference Organizer Hi! I’m Stephanie. I began my planning career with the City of Decatur. A few years later I helped host this same conference in Decatur. While I no longer work for the City, I do live here with my husband, three kiddos, and two pups. I look forward to welcoming you into my community this June!

Ben LeRoy Director, Illinois State Section Hello! As the new Director of APA-ISS, I am excited to see so many old friends and new faces at this year's conference. I am especially eager to introduce your new APA-ISS board as well as update our membership on the organization's goals for the next two years. Please take a moment to say hi at the conference. If you need to reach me any time before or after the conference, email me at

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