PDO Corner- September 2020

Hello APA-MA Members! I hope that everyone is and well and finding safe ways to continue to interact with family, friends, and colleagues at this time.  At APA-MA we are continuing to do our best to offer professional development opportunities that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.  We are especially looking forward to Virtual Southern New England Planning Association Conference on October 29th and 30th.  APA-MA and APA-RI have teamed up … Read more

Volunteers Needed! Housing & Community Development Committee

Hello APA-MA Member, We hope you are well and enjoying these final days of summer! APA-MA is looking for volunteers to serve on its Housing & Community Development Committee. If you are interested please send along your resume or bio together with a position statement to communications@apa-ma.org. You can find out more about this and other APA-MA committees by visiting our web page at https://www.apa-ma.org/membership/committees/. Thanks for your participation in advance!

APA-Region I Webinar Series – Completing the Count – Planners and the U.S. Census!

  Completing the Count – Planners and the U.S. Census! September 3, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am     Thanks to everyone who participated in this webinar! It was a great success! For those who missed this opportunity the power point presentation for each speaker are available below. A video of the webinar is available by clicking here Speakers: Download Slide show Carly Bari is a Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau. In … Read more

Welcome APA-MA Economic Development Committee Co-Chairs!

APA-MA welcomes Paul DiGiuseppe, CNU-A, MPA, Director of Planning & Economic Development, Town of Norton, MA and  Kathleen (Kathy) McCabe, FAICP of McCabe Enterprises  as Economic Development Committee Co-Chairs! Thanks to both for volunteering their time and expertise on behalf of the APA-MA membership. You can find out more about this and other APA-MA committees by visiting our web page at https://www.apa-ma.org/membership/committees/. Thanks!

APA-MA Webinar! “Speeding Up Slow Streets”

Did you miss the Speeding Up Slow Streets webinar on Wednesday, July 1st? Fear not! You can check out the recording and presentations anytime! MANY thanks to the APA-MA Transportation Committee, under the leadership of Alison Felix, AICP, for putting this together. Webinar Recording Webinar Presentations  

MACP Survey – Effects of Covid-19 on private practice planners

The Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners wants to hear from you as to the effects of Covid-19 on private practice planners and to ask if there is anything we can do to help and support you.  This survey takes 2 to 4 minutes. Thank you in advance for your input! Here is the link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5606814/MA-Association-of-Consulting-Planners-Covid-19-Impact-Survey

Planner’s Book Group!

Would you have interest in being part of a no-pressure, VIRTUAL book group for like-minded lovers of planning for community, sustainability, social equity, etc.? A new planner’s book group just started up that is geared toward professional planners but open to planners-at-heart, too! This is for fun mostly, but also to keep fresh with our knowledge and perspective so we can continue to make a difference and stay relevant. As we get further and further … Read more

APA Facebook Live – National Planning Awards!

APA brought together the community to share innovative ideas and celebrate planners through our first virtual awards celebration, which was held on Sunday April 26th. This year’s recipients include APA-MA members Bob Mitchell, FAICP, who received the Outstanding Site Visitor Award,  Savannah-Nicole Villalba, who received the Outstanding Planning Student Award and Jennifer Erickson who received the APA President’s Award. Congratulations to all!

SNEAPA 2020 Update – What to Expect?

The SNEAPA 2020 Committee has been hard at work since January planning for the next SNEAPA, scheduled for September 24-25 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Across the country, other APA Chapters are asking themselves the same questions: Will we be able to hold large, in-person conferences this year? Even if such gatherings are allowed, will people feel comfortable attending? What are our options for hosting a virtual conference? The SNEAPA committee is … Read more

Congratulations to the 2020 Massachusetts Fellows!

By Angela Cleveland, AICP APA Massachusetts Chapter President The highest honor that the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) grants a member is election into the College of Fellows.  Fellowship is bestowed to planners who have provided outstanding contributions to the profession for an extended period of time and have been a member of the AICP in good standing for a minimum of 15 years.   Those nominated have demonstrated excellence in professional practice, teaching and … Read more