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Encroachment (incompatible uses of land and policies) can affect the sustainability of communities, military installations and operational areas. Quality of life, military mission capability, and regional economic viability are dependent upon such efforts. There is no bigger challenge facing local governments and the military than planning for the long-term sustainability of their communities.  Education, outreach and engagement through the role of a military Community Plans and Liaison Officer (CPLO) and military encroachment managers are becoming essential components as the military recognizes that one of the best strategies to stemming the tide of encroachment is through stakeholder engagement to build long-term and collaborative partnerships. For this reason, agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, United State Forest Service, local jurisdictions, community members, and the military must work cooperatively to pro-actively address concerns of encroachment to maintain military readiness while balancing the needs of the community.  The luncheon will discuss recent efforts to plan for renewable energy development while being sensitive to the military’s mission in California. The panel will discuss recent local and State government planning actions related to military readiness, tools utilized by the Department of Defense to identify and educate external agencies of military assets and associated operational areas.

Lunch will be provided and will be served starting at 11:30 am. Please arrive early so we can get started promptly at 12 pm.    

AICP CM – Credits: 1.5

Moderator: Steve Chung – Steve provides oversight and direction for the Compatibility and Readiness Sustainment Program for Navy Region Southwest that encompass the States of CA, NV, AZ, NM, UT and CO. His primary objective is to ensure, through pro-active collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, the viability of military installations, ranges and operational areas. Prior to joining the Navy, Steve spent 20 years working for local and regional municipal agencies in Oregon and California on land use and transportation initiatives. He also currently serves as advisor to the San Diego Regional Council of Governments for the Department of Defense on land use and transportation policies and is the co-chair of the SW DOD Military Regional Coordination Team.

Discussion Panelists:

David Hulse – David is currently a CPLO for the Navy Region Southwest. He has over 33 years planning experience in the public and private sectors in the Midwest, Hawaii, and California. In the private sector his experience has included project management and design for large resort developments, master planned communities, and their environmental review. In the public sector, he has processed large complex land development proposals primarily in Hawaii for the Office of State Planning and in California as Chief of Land Use for San Diego County.  As a CPLO for the NRSW, he evaluates the potential encroachment impacts of development projects proposed at locations proximate to military Installations, ranges, and within Military Operating Areas, and facilitates coordination with other government officials and agencies.

David Powell, PE, LEED AP – David is a Project Manager with the Renewable Program Office (part of Public Works), at NAVFAC SW; his current focus is on the development of large scale renewable generation through Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). PPA’s develop renewable energy projects through third-party ownership and the energy is sold to a host Navy or Marine Corps installation. His most recent PPA project, a 13.7 MW PV system at NAWS China Lake, began commercial operation in September 2012. David also has 8 years of NAVFAC capital improvements experience and as a LEED AP he took a keen interest in applying sustainable features to his buildings. His prior experience includes electrical utilities, facilities design, and construction management on public and commercial projects.

Kimberly Peacher, LEED Green Associate – Kimberly graduated from Berkeley in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Political Economy of Industrial Societies in European Studies with an Emphasis in International Business. She has a Master in City Planning from San Diego State University. As an intergovernmental planner with the Department of the Navy, Kimberly is implementing efforts regarding the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals to increase warfighting capability, both strategically and tactically. As a result, Kimberly is working on coordination with federal agencies such as the USFS and local jurisdictions to implement policies to provide compatible land use for renewable energy projects keeping in mind the abovementioned targets.

Transportation:  Carpool and park under one of the EIC’s Solar Trees, use public transit: MTS Bus 44, Walk, or Bike (secure bike racks available – bring your own lock).

Early Registration: $10 (Members), $15 (Non-Members), $5 (military, students, unemployed and retired Members)

After August 14: $15 (Members), $20 (Non-Members), $10 (military, students, unemployed and retired Members)


RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/SDAPA-Program-Aug-27-2013

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