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2017 Amended Bylaws for APA-MA Chapter

For a PDF  Copy of the most recent bylaws please select: APA-MA Chapter Bylaws adopted 10-27-17 … Read entire article »

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2017 APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon: Register Today!

2017 APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon: Register Today!

REGISTER TODAY! APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon  New venue this year: Boston Marriott Cambridge Friday, December 8, 2017 | 12:00-2:00pm  12:00- Social , 12:30- Lunch will be served (promptly)  Join your friends at the American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) & Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) as we celebrate the holiday season and honor innovative planning projects and professionals across Massachusetts. Catch up with colleagues, meet new friends and enjoy the holiday cheer at the Boston Marriott Cambridge, … Read entire article »

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MAPD Lunch N Learn: “Jane Jacobs in the Woo”, Worcester!

Join us at Mezcal Restaurant for the November 2017 “Jane Jacobs in the Woo” Friday, November 17, 2017 12:00PM – 2:00PM in Worcester! Location: Mezcal Restaurant  30 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester MA 01608 Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 Time: 12:00-2:00PM Cost: Free for MAPD Members, $30 for Non-MAPD Members “Jane Jacobs in the Woo” is a grassroots effort in Worcester focused at promoting the timeless values of Jane Jacobs – walkability, historic preservation, and community participation, to name just a few. This past spring, the group organized “Jane Week,” which offered a series of walks and talks across Worcester on planning and neighborhood topics. The group has also been actively promoting Complete Streets and Design Review concepts, and in October, the group co-organized a city council candidates forum. This program will feature Paul Dell’Aquila, AICP, one of the founders … Read entire article »

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Request for Proposal for On-call Planning and Grant Writing Consulting Services

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR ON-CALL PLANNING AND GRANT WRITING CONSULTING SERVICES The Town of Tiverton (hereinafter referred to as the “Town”) is requesting Proposals from qualified public entity or private firms (hereinafter referred to as “Proposer”) for on-call Planning and Grant Writing Consulting Services.  Prior to submitting a Proposal, Proposers are advised to carefully read the instructions below. I. GENERAL INFORMATION The Town of Tiverton is a municipality in the State of Rhode Island, which operates under the council/manager form of government. The Town of Tiverton is located on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay, across the Sakonnet River from Aquidneck Island.  Together with the adjacent town of Little Compton, the area is disconnected from the rest of the state of Rhode Island. The northern portion of the town is located on Mount … Read entire article »

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RFP: Southeastern CT Human Services Providers Shared Services Study

RFP: SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDERS SHARED SERVICES STUDY The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is seeking qualifications and proposals from firms to develop an inventory of existing services provided by the region’s human services providers and to make recommendations for how these providers can improve service provision and/or reduce costs through increased coordination and sharing of staff and services. Proposals must be received by Friday, November 17th. The RFP is available at http://seccog.org/Employment.html. Questions may be directed to James S. Butler, AICP, Executive Director at jbutler@seccog.org or at (860) 889-2324. … Read entire article »

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APA-MA Chapter Annual Meeting October 27th!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 AT 7:30AM FOR THE ANNUAL APA-MA CHAPTER MEETING

We invite all APA-MA Chapter members attending the 2017 SNEAPA Conference in Providence to join us for breakfast Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30am for the Annual APA-MA Chapter Meeting. We will be discussing the recently approved Chapter’s Strategic Plan and the changes to the Chapter Bylaws 10-17-17 which need to be ratified at our October 27th meeting. Please see the 2017 APA-MA Annual Meeting Agenda 10-27-17 and approved 2017 APA-MA Chapter Strategic Plan – Adopted. See you on the 27th!! … Read entire article »

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2017 CPTC Annual Fall Workshop Series: Register Now- Workshops Begin This Week!

2017 CPTC Annual Fall Workshop Series: Register Now! WORKSHOPS BEGIN THIS WEEK The 2017 Citizen Planner Training Collaborative’s Annual Fall Workshop Series represent important training events for board members-new and seasoned-and anyone interested planning issues in Massachusetts. The workshops are oriented toward planning and zoning board members as well as local professional planners. They cover topics from the basics of being on a board to advanced topics. Subjects include: subdivision control, master plans, and much more. We have many workshops to choose from. List of all workshops. Please share this attached information-and brochure (CPTC 2017 Workshop brochure)-with your planning boards, zoning boards, building departments, and others; we are asking that you please do the same with this e-version. Please help spread the word! REGISTER NOW for the workshop(s) of your choice! Where? Throughout the state (see … Read entire article »

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CPTC Annual Fall Workshops Series: Registration Now Opened!

CPTC Annual Fall Workshop Series: Registration Now Opened! The 2017 Citizen Planner Training Collaborative’s Annual Fall Workshop Series represent important training events for board members—new and seasoned—and anyone interested planning issues in Massachusetts. The workshops are oriented toward planning and zoning board members as well as local professional planners. They cover topics from the basics of being on a board to advanced topics. Subjects include: subdivision control, master plans, and much more. We have many workshops to choose from. List of all workshops. Please share this attached information—and brochure (CPTC 2017 Workshop brochure  )—with your planning boards, zoning boards, building departments, and others; we are asking that you please do the same with this e-version. Please help spread the word ! REGISTER NOW for the workshop(s) of your choice! What? The 2017 Citizen Planner Training Collaborative’s Annual … Read entire article »

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Register Now for SNEAPA and SAVE! October 26-27

REGISTER NOW FOR SNEAPA 2017 AND SAVE! October 26-27 in Providence, RI There are only 2 weeks left to register online, which closes at midnight, October 13. On-site registration will be available, but fees increase $50 for 1-day registration and $100 for 2-day registration. Plus, space is limited on mobile workshops. You might miss out! Also, please join us for the APA-MA Annual Breakfast and Meeting on Friday, October 27th. Breakfast starts at 7:30am and meeting starts at 8:00am. And don’t forget the evening reception at the RISD Museum. You must buy tickets in advance! REGISTER today and we’ll see you there. SNEAPA – the Southern New England American Planning Association – is an annual 2-day planning conference, hosted by the Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts chapters of APA. We draw nearly 700 planners, landscape architects, architects, … Read entire article »

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APA-MA Chapter Welcomes New Board and Regional Representatives

APA-MA Chapter Welcomes New Board and Statewide Regional Representatives The 2107 Election Committee is pleased to welcome both new and familiar faces to the Board of Directors and Regional Representatives for the 2017-2019 Term—congratulations! Board: President: Angela Vincent Vice President: Alison LeFlore Professional Development Officer: Darlene Wynne Legislation and Policy Officer: Steven Sadwick Secretary: Laura Weiner Treasurer: Karla Chaffee Regional Representatives: Greater Boston: Barry Keppard Northeast: Michael Zehner Southeast: Christi Apicella Central: Jim Robbins Western: Jessica Allan Cape and Islands: Elizabeth Jenkins … Read entire article »

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