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Sponsor APA Pennsylvania Southeast for 2018

The work and programs by the Southeast Section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APAPASE) aren’t possible without the support of our sponsors. We are releasing sponsorships now for organizations who prefer to take advantage of end of year giving, but are always happy to work with new sponsors.

The sponsorship levels are laid out in our 2018 Sponsorship Package. If you would like to discuss a custom sponsorship, simply contact sponsorship@apapase.org to start the discussion.

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Get Involved in AICP Early!

Are you a planning student or recent graduate? APA has a new opportunity for you!

If you are in or have recently graduated from a program accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB), you can join the AICP Candidate Pilot Program, starting in November 2017.

The new AICP Candidate Pilot Program provides a path to start the process to earn the prestigious AICP Certification earlier. Join the program and sit for the AICP Certification Exam after you graduate, when you’re still in the test-taking mindset.

The criteria to become AICP remain the same, but the order of the steps changes.

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Sept. 14: APAPA-Southeast Section Council Meeting – All Are Welcome!

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
Thursday, September 14th
5pm
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
McCormick Taylor: 2001 Market Street, 10th Floor
Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054
Conference code: 735 289 0020

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Aug. 25: Engagement Committee Call

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, August 25, 2017 at 2 pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.

The tentative agenda is below, but feel free to add ideas for discussion during the call or in advance by emailing chair@apapse.org. For more details on the groups we wish to engage with and to see past notes, take a look at our running notes.

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Get Ready to Cast Your Ballot!

It is time to cast your ballot for the National, State and Local APA Officers!  This year, we are participating in APA’s consolidated ballot system for the first time so please carefully read the following instructions.  On August 7, APA will send each APA Pennsylvania member an email with a link to the ballot.  
You will receive this notice from Survey and Ballot Systems, and it will contain your unique link to the ballot. All voting will be done on-line and only members in good standing will be allowed to vote. Voting will end on September 8, 2017.  Two email reminders will be sent to members who have not voted during this time period in case you miss the first one.
You will be voting on the slate listed below.  View the candidate position statements at www.apapase.org. Please review before voting!
Should you have any questions or problems accessing the ballot webpage, please contact Lynn Jorgenson at LJorgenson@planning.org.

July 13: APAPA-Southeast Section Council Meeting – All Are Welcome

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
Thursday, July 13th
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

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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.