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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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Earn CM Credits! Upcoming AICP CM Events

Upcoming AICP CM Events: MAPD Luncheon: “Climate Reality – ‘Truth in Ten’ Plus” September 15, 2017 12:00pm-2:00pm Littleton, MA Since 2006 Town Administrator Keith Bergman has been involved with former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Now in conjunction with the film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, ”The “Truth in 10” slideshow is being made available to the public. Trained by Mr. Gore, Keith has presented programs over the years on climate change and now designed a special program “Climate Reality ‘Truth in 10’ Plus” which is an expanded version of Mr. Gore’s famous slide show, which was released last month. This program is intended to provide an insightful discussion for planners and other disciplines that have an interest in environmental planning and understanding the effect climate change is expected to have on … Read entire article »

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2017 APA-MA /MAPD Annual Planning Awards: Accepting Nominations!

2017 APA-MA MAPD Annual Planning Awards: Accepting Nominations! It is time to celebrate recent planning success stories and those who make a difference in the planning profession. The American Planning Association – Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is pleased to announce its 2017 APA-MA Awards Program. The APA-MA awards program is co‑sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD). Each year APA-MA and MAPD acknowledge planners and their work through its awards program. The program is designed to recognize an outstanding planning project, special person, or organization for a significant contribution to the field of planning. The APA-MA awards program is open to any individual or planning project in MA.  Membership in APA is not required. The nomination period is Monday, September 11, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Awards will be presented at the … Read entire article »

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Voting Open! APA-MA Board of Directors Election 2017-2019 Term

APA-MA Board of Directors Election 2017-2019 Term To All Chapter Members: As an APA-MA Chapter member, and as a follow up to yesterday’s announcement of APA-MA’s Board of Directors Candidates for the 2017-2019 Term, you are being asked to vote on the following positions on the Board through this electronic ballot tool (click on “Election Ballot” below). The APA-MA Chapter Nominating Committee thanks you in advance for voting for the APA-MA Board of Directors for the term beginning October 1, 2017 and expiring December 31, 2019. Voting closes on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at midnight. For your consideration, candidates submitted biographies which may be found here: Biographies of Candidates for APA-MA Board of Directors. President Vice-President for Chapter Affairs Professional Development Officer Legislation and Policy Officer Secretary Treasurer Greater Boston Regional Representative Northeast Regional Representative Southeast Regional Representative Central Regional Representative Western Regional Representative Cape & Islands … Read entire article »

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AICP Exam in November 2017: APA-MA has available additional scholarships

AICP Exam in November 2017: APA-MA has additional scholarships available! APA-MA has available additional scholarships for a reduced exam fee for those taking the AICP Exam in November 2017. Please find more information and an application form on our website: http://www.apa-ma.org/professional-development/aicp-exam-resources. Submit applications by October 1, 2017. … Read entire article »

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Zoning Reform in Massachusetts | Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going

Watch it on YouTube!

Thanks to all who participated in the Zoning Reform webinar on August 18th.  This webinar was broadcast nationally, and we had a lot of participants from across the country–even Alaska! If you were not able to join us, here is the link to the recording (Note: CM Credit not available for viewing the recording): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_KCpeuzftc&t=3246s … Read entire article »

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Vote Early! APA-MA Chapter Voting Now Open September 1-14, 2017!

APA-MA Board of Directors Election 2017-2019 Term To All Chapter Members: As an APA-MA Chapter member, and as a follow up to yesterday’s announcement of APA-MA’s Board of Directors Candidates for the 2017-2019 Term, you are being asked to vote on the following positions on the Board through this electronic ballot tool (click on “Election Ballot” below). The APA-MA Chapter Nominating Committee thanks you in advance for voting for the APA-MA Board of Directors for the term beginning October 1, 2017 and expiring December 31, 2019. Voting closes on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at midnight. For your consideration, candidates submitted biographies which may be found here: Biographies of Candidates for APA-MA Board of Directors. President Vice-President for Chapter Affairs Professional Development Officer Legislation and Policy Officer Secretary Treasurer Greater Boston Regional Representative Northeast Regional Representative Southeast Regional Representative Central Regional Representative Western Regional … Read entire article »

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Request for Proposal, Town of Oak Bluffs, Master Plan Update Consulting Project

Request for Proposal Town of Oak Bluffs Master Plan Update Consulting Project July 27, 2017 The Town of Oak Bluffs, acting through its Board of Selectmen, the awarding authority, invites sealed proposals from qualified Design firms to perform consulting services for the Update of the Town’s Master Plan, in accordance with proposal documents prepared by the Town of Oak Bluffs.  Qualified firms may obtain copies of the RFP Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM- 4 PM at the Office of the Town Administrator, 56 School Street, Oak Bluffs or request by calling the Office at 508-693-3554. Bids must be submitted by 2:00 PM on Friday September 15, 2017 to the Town Administrator, 56 School Street, Oak Bluffs or by mail to the Town Administrator, Town of Oak Bluffs, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA  02557. For more information: www.oakbluffsma.gov/bids The … Read entire article »

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APA-MA Chapter Nominating Committee Candidates Announcement for the 2017-2019 Term

Dear Member, The APA-MA Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following candidates interested in serving on the APA-MA Chapter Board of Directors for the term beginning October 1, 2017 and expiring December 31.2019. Candidates must be current APA-MA Chapter members. APA-MA Board of Directors candidate recommendations by the Nominating Committee are: President: Angela Vincent, AICP Economic Development Planner, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Hello! I am pleased to throw my hat in the ring for President of the APA-MA Chapter. I am currently the Economic Development Planner at the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission in Haverhill. Over the past 17 years, I have been involved in a wide-range of planning projects, including land use, housing, and economic development planning in both the public and private sectors. A highlight of my career has been developing expertise in … Read entire article »

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Cast Your Vote in the APA-MA Board of Directors Election! Voting Open September 1-14, 2017

Cast Your Vote in the Board of Directors Election! Voting Open September 1-14, 2017 Learn More about the Candidates: 2017 Candidate Biographies for the APA-MA Board of Directors … Read entire article »

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