KEYNOTE: Vic Fischer, FAICP on November 7 at 8am
Vic Fischer can truly be considered Alaska’s first professional planner. After receiving a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from MIT in 1950, Mr. Fischer moved to Alaska to serve as the first town planner with the Bureau of Land Management. In 2009, the Alaska APA Chapter proudly nominated Vic Fisher as a Fellow to the American Institute of Certified Planners. During the Breakfast Keynote Address, Mr. Fischer will present his perspective on the planning issues of yesterday and today.
Food Systems Planning in Alaska
This session will provide an introduction to food system planning and its relevance in Alaska. Presenters will share information about two examples of food systems planning in Alaska, the newly formed Alaska Food Policy Council, a statewide food assessment by the Institute of Social and Economic Research, and strategies for furthering food systems planning and policy at local and regional levels.
Virgene Hanna will be presenting “Alaska’s Statewide Food System Assessment” on November 8 at 1:30 p.m.