SLMS APA 2015 Student Happy Hour

Let's Be Social!
Student Networking Happy Hour

Wednesday October 28, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The St. Louis Metropolitan Section of APA is home to a diverse community of planning professionals and students.  Spanning the river to encompass two states and several colleges and universities, the membership of the SLMS APA has a wealth of experience and ideas.  Join us in October for an opportunity to socialize and network with your fellow planners and planning students.  Share what you do with up and coming planners and hear about what future professionals are bringing to the planning table.

Have you realized that there was someone you wanted to connect with who had to leave early?  October’s happy hour is your opportunity to chat, connect and be social.

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August 2015 Luncheon

Highland: The Gigabit City

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The City of Highland is the first Gigabit City in the region, offering residents and businesses incredibly high-speed internet services. Highland Communications Serivces, the City's municipally-owned telecommunications services company, provides the community with advanced fiber optic services, including gigabit capacity data, voice and video. Learn about the past, present and future of Gigabit services in Highland as both a quality of life amenity for residents and an asset for economic development.

Also, Michael Orlowski, Managing Principal and General Counsel at Aire Fiber, will speak about the St. Louis Regional Broadband Initiative ( 

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2015 June Picnic

FOOD TRUCKS - Business or Pleasure?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

- Cherish Patterson, 2 Girls 4 Wheels (member of the St. Louis Food Truck Association)
- Michael Zeek, AICP - City Planner, City of Maryland Heights
- Representative of the St. Louis County Department of Health

Come hear about the ins and outs of the food truck business from the 2 Girls 4 Wheels Food Truck (a member of the St. Louis Food Truck Association).  Cherish Patterson of 2 Girls 4 Wheels will discuss navigating local zoning and permitting requirements, daily site selection process, transportation issues, sanitation obstacles and menu choices.  The picnic will also feature discussions by Michael Zeek AICP (City Planner, City of Maryland Heights) regarding food trucks from a municipal standpoint and a representative of the St. Louis County Department of health to speak on their process for food truck permitting.

Lunch will also be provided by the 2 Girls 4 Wheels Food Truck!  Multiple selections (including vegetarian) will be available at the picnic. And the picnic is FREE TO MEMBERS!  Don't miss out!

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May 2015 Luncheon

Urban Agriculture at EarthDance Farm

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The May lunch will be held at EarthDance Farm in Ferguson, MO. Molly Rockamann (Founding Director) and Suzanne Hart (Projects Coordinator) will discuss the educational programs at the farm as well as zoning and other code implications of operating a farm in a built-out community.

1.0 CM Credit Pending

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