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Join the Engagement Committee in June 2 at 2!

Have ideas for how APA Pennsylvania Southeast section can reach its members? Have suggestions for how better to get value from your membership? Share them during the Engagement Committee call. The Engagement committee’s next call is Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2 pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.


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May 11: APAPA-Southeast Section Council Meeting

American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section Council

Thursday, May 11, 2017
5pm – 6:30pm
McCormick Taylor (2001 Market St, 10th Floor)

Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054 
Conference code: 735 289 0020
 
all members welcome

Planning Commission Assistant Director Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Chester County Planning Commission Assistant Director David Ward has always appreciated the uniqueness of communities. That passion started when he was young.

 

That’s why it’s fitting that he has worked for the Planning Commission — an organization that assists communities with future growth and preservation — for four decades. He celebrated his 40th anniversary with the agency on April 4. 

 

“Around the state and region, David is not only known as a great planner and leader of the profession, he’s also known as Mr. Chester County,” said Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary. “When people think of the Chester County Planning Commission, they think of David and his leadership on a wide range of planning issues during his 40 years at the agency.”

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April 13: Events Committee Meeting

Would you like to meet other Philadelphia-area planners? Would you like to organize events like walking tours, happy hours, or educational events related to planning? Then join the APAPASE Events Committee, and help us plan fun events! Our next meeting is Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM at Michael Baker, 1818 Market Street. Please RSVP so we have a list of names for security: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apapase-events-committee-meeting-april-2017-registration-30264861014?aff=es2.

No special skills needed–we love all volunteers! You can help with any (or all) aspects of the event-planning process, from brainstorming event ideas, coordinating with venues, ordering food/beverages, inviting speakers, advertising/marketing events, working the registration table, speaking at events, and conducting event follow up. No worries if you’ve never done anything like this before–we’ll show you the ropes.

Join the APAPA Southeast Section Council

The Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section Council of the American Planning Association is accepting nominations for new Council members!

Interested in getting more involved?  Meeting other planners from the region?  Expanding our profession?

Self-nominations encouraged!

All nominations are due NO later than May 15.

Taking nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, 6-7 Professional Planners, and 2-3 Citizen Planners.

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March 9: APAPA-SE Section Meeting

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
5pm
McCormick Taylor: 2001 Market Street, 10th Floor
 
Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054 
Conference code: 735 289 0020
 
Please direct any agenda topics and/or questions to secretary@apapase.org.

Join the 2/22 Engagement Committee Call at 2pm

Have ideas for how APA Pennsylvania Southeast section can reach its members? Have suggestions for how better to get value from your membership? Share them during the Engagement Committee call. The Engagement committee’s next call is Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.

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APAPA-SE to Match Donations in Memory of Matt Honea

https://fundrazr.com/MattHoneaMemorialFund

Matt Honea received his Masters in City & Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania.  He applied these skills to his passion of helping make his community better, including the Make the World Better Foundation (MTWB).

In his memory, the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section (APAPASE) is offering to match any donations to the Matt Honea Memorial Fund, up to $500 before March 1st.  The Matt Honea Memorial Fund is part of the Make The World Better Foundation who work to rebuild parks in Philadelphia. The fund is to honor Matt’s legacy at Ralph Brooks Park, a park he truly loved.

When donating, please make sure you include “APAPASE” in the comments, so it is earmarked for the match.

Help design our new website!

Maintaining an effective website that provides useful information on events, employment opportunities, and planning issues is one of the best ways that the Southeast Section can serve our members and interested officials and citizens. Over the next several months, we will be redesigning our website and we would love to hear how you think it can be improved. Please click on the link below to complete a brief survey. It should only take you a few minutes and all responses are completely anonymous. Thank you!

Take the survey: http://bit.ly/APAPASEweb

Feb. 2: APA PA Southeast Section Events Committee

Thursday, February 2, 2017
5:45pm
Michael Baker, 1818 Market Street, 31st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
 
Please RSVP here.

CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service

AICP members can obtain up to eight CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service, including volunteering time with the APA PA SE Council or a committee as outlined on the APA National website at https://www.planning.org/cm/logging/selfreport/probono.