Valerie J. Hubbard, FAICP
Valerie J. Hubbard, FAICP
Director of Planning Services *
106 East College Avenue
12th Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Valerie Hubbard offers clients extensive knowledge of planning principles and requirements, insight into the development review processes of Florida's local and state governments and a broad network of contacts in regulatory agencies. Her experience includes crafting and implementing comprehensive plans, land development regulations, Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs), special area and neighborhood plans, design standards, concurrency management regulations and sustainable planning practices. Val served as Director of the Division of Community Planning at the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) from 2003 to January 2007. While at DCA, Val worked with the Governor's office and Legislature on numerous critical planning issues, including school concurrency, proportionate fair share mitigation, capital improvements programming and coastal high hazard areas. Additionally, for over 23 years, Val held key planning positions in several of Florida's local governments.

Val provides planning services to both private and public sector clients throughout the state on a wide variety of planning challenges. She represents clients as an expert witness and lobbyist and works with private clients on a range of entitlement projects that include rezonings, subdivisions, DRIs, and comprehensive plan amendments. She assists local governments with comprehensive, special area and CRA plans, as well as land development codes. She has been inducted into the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Fellow
U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
Florida Department of Community Affairs, Most Valuable Planner, 2006

Frequent speaker and writer on an array of planning topics, including growth management requirements, comprehensive and special area planning, sustainable planning and design, development incentives, and the entitlement process.
Guide to Doing Business in Florida, Co-Author, "Land Use: Easements and Zoning," September 2013
Guide to Doing Business in Florida, Co-Author, "Real Estate Regulation," August 2011
Florida Real Estate Journal, Co-Author, "Community Planning Act Means Landmark Changes," 2011
Real Estate Finance, Author, "Implementing the 'Community Renewal Act'," October 2009
First Monday, Author, "New Legislation," September 2009
Quality Cities, Author, "Requirements for Fiscally Responsible Comprehensive Plans," September/October 2006
Lorman National Teleconference, Speaker, "Planning and Zoning Techniques for Open Space Preservation," August 2010
American Planning Association, Mississippi Chapter, Hernando, MS, Speaker, "Planning the Energy Efficient Community: How the Built Environment Affects Energy Consumption," November 2009
American Planning Association, Florida Chapter, Jacksonville, FL, Speaker, "Costs of Going Green," September 2009
Urban Land Institute Workshops, Orlando, Miami, Panama City, Florida, Speaker, "The 'Community Renewal Act': What Does It Really Mean?," June-August 2009
Lorman National Teleconference, Speaker, "Making It Through the Land Entitlement Process," June 2009
Lorman Workshop, Pensacola, Florida, Speaker, "Zoning and Land Use: Comprehensive Planning," March 2008
Florida Association of Counties, St. John's County, FL, Speaker, "Impediments and Incentives for Infill Development," November 2007
American Planning Association, North Carolina Chapter, Keynote Speaker, "Urban, Rural and Everything in Between," September 2007
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Orlando, Florida, Speaker, "The Facilities Challenge - Exploring School Concurrency and Alternatives," June 2007
American Planning Association, Florida Chapter, St. Petersburg, FL, Speaker, "Public Participation: How Much is Too Much?," September 2005

AICP Commissioner, Region III - Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee, 2008-2016
American Planning Association, Florida Chapter, President, 2004-2006; President-Elect, 2002-2004; Vice-President, Professional Development, 2000-2002; Orlando Metro-Section, President, 1993-1994; Director, 1992-1993; Member, 1981-Present
Urban Land Institute, Associate Member, 2010-Present
Sunrise Rotary Club, Tallahassee, Member, 2003-Present

Department of Community Affairs, Division of Community Planning, Director, 2003-2007
Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department, Chief of Comprehensive and Environmental Planning, 1999-2003
City Planning Bureau, City of Orlando, Florida, Bureau Chief, 1992-1999; Growth Management Division, Assistant City Planning Bureau Chief, 1990-1992
City of Kissimmee, Florida, Director of Community Development, 1990
City of Gainesville, Florida, Community Planner/Chief of Comprehensive Planning, 1984-1989; Associate Planner, 1981-1984

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Valerie J. Hubbard, FAICP

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Public sector clients have included:
City of DeBary
City of Deltona
Town of Eatonville
City of Gainesville
Flagler County

M.A., University of Florida, 1981; Urban and Regional Planning
M.A., University of Florida, 1976; French Language and Literature
B.A., University of South Alabama, 1973; French and Spanish

* Not admitted to the practice of law
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