August 2021 – The Planning Commission’s own Diego Guerra, Planner II, was selected as an Advisory Group member for the American Planning Association’s (APA) Planning Information Exchange (PIE) webinar series. As a member of the National Advisory Group, he will lend his expertise to help the APA and the Association of State Floodplain Management (ASFPM) identify relevant hazard mitigation topics, potential speakers, and share his perspective on pressing hazards conversations that resonate with planners and affiliated professionals.
Diego works on the Strategic Planning, Environmental & Research Team for the Planning Commission where he is responsible for infrastructure, utilities, and capital improvements planning, environmental planning, comprehensive planning, and assisting with the Hillsborough River Board.
Over the last several years, the PIE webinar series has connected planners and affiliated built environment professionals on relevant hazards topics, oftentimes with an emphasis on flooding. The webinar series is regarded as a successful educational product of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Cooperating Technical Partners program with consistent attendance by the ASFPM and APA members alike.