TexasPlans Legislative and Advocacy Summit

Don't miss a chance to see the great planning stories in the Texas State Capitol!




Day 1: Monday, March 30, 2020 - Legislative & Advocacy Summit

Location: Texas Capitol Legislative Conference Center | Capitol Extension, Room E2.002

Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided

8:00am - Check-in begins

8:30am - Welcome by APATX President

8:45am - Land Use Case Law Update & Outlook

10:00am - MUDs, SUDs, and other Special Districts

10:45am - BREAK

11:00am - The Housing Crisis

12:30pm Lunch Session: Preparing for the 87th Texas Legislature

1:15pm - BREAK

1:30pm - Roundtable Discussion: Planners as Problem Solvers

2:30pm - Overcoming Barriers to Advocacy

3:00pm - Advocacy Training: Using Stories for Advocacy

4:00pm - BREAK

4:15pm - Planners' Day at the State Capitol Training

6:30pm - Evening Reception and Dinner Recognizing the 2020 Great Places in Texas with Chet Garner of The Daytripper (Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th Street - Capitol View Terrace Room)

Day 2: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Planners' Day at the State Capitol

Attendees who wish to participate in Planners' Day must indicate on the registration form. Meetings with legislative staff (both House and Senate) will be scheduled by APATX between 9am and 4pm and will typically last between 15-30 minutes each. Availability and time depends on the legislative staff, so you would need to plan to be available from 9am to 4pm. Exact meeting times will be provided two weeks in advance. Training for these meetings will take place on March 30th at 4:15pm.

Location: Texas State Capitol

8:30am - Group Photo (Meet at South Capitol Steps MAP)

9:00am - 4:00pm - Individual Meetings with Legislative Staff

Lunch is on your own.

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Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

701 E. 11th Street | Austin, TX 78701

APA Discounted Rate: $189/Night Excluding Taxes

Direct reservation link to be provided soon. Cut-off for discounted hotel room rates is Friday, March 6, 2020.

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