Chapter Update and Virtual Tools Webcast

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On Friday, May 8th chapter officers conducted a webinar, providing a rundown of how COVID-19 is affecting activities such as the National APA Conference and AICP testing as well as our APA-LA State Conference this October in Lafayette. Next, an overview was provided of virtual tools which can help to keep your coordination and public outreach meetings on track.

The presentation wrapped up with a discussion of shared experiences conducting public meetings virtually and questions and answers submitted by webinar viewers.

Report from San Diego - Chapter Presidents Council Meeting

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During February, former Louisiana Chapter President Stephen Villavaso, FAICP, J.D. attended the Executive Committee winter meeting of the Chapter Presidents Council held in San Diego. "It was amazing." says Villavaso - who also encourages us to truly read our issues of Planning Magazine. Key highlights from the San Diego meeting include:

APA Conference 2018 - New Orleans?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today your Chapter Executive Committee sent a letter to Mr. Jim Drinan, Executive Director of APA asking him to consider New Orleans as the venue for the 2018 National Planning Conference. This opportunity arose after indecision occurred in Florida, between Miami and Orlando. The Louisiana Chapter is simply requesting to host the 2018 conference in New Orleans. The letter is a PDF file which you may view here.

Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Awards Grant to the APA LA

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hi Lydia and Ed,

I am delighted to inform you that after careful deliberation, the Chapter Presidents Council Grants Committee has decided to fund the Chapter’s 2014 2nd cycle grant request in the amount of $3,800. The success of your Chapter’s application attests to the merit of the project’s purpose and the soundness of the plan for implementation.

Lynn M. Jorgenson

American Planning Association
Senior Leadership Coordinator

D.C. Reflections by Bailey deRouen

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September, 2014

by Bailey deRouen

Over the last weekend in September I had the opportunity to attend the annual American Planning Association’s Policy and Advocacy Conference, Advance Planning, in Washington, D.C. along with our APA Louisiana Chapter President, Ms. Lydia Jemison and Mr. Steve Villavaso.  This was my first visit to D.C. and the Policy and Advocacy Conference and the trip was an amazing introduction to both.

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