Chapter News – Reporting in from Greater LA, Intermountain, Midwest & Cascade!

Greater LA Chapter

The Greater LA Chapter may have taken July and August off from hosting meetings, but they will be back in full swing come September! Their next event is being generously hosted by PlaceWorks on September 26th starting at 11:30 AM Pacific. To get more information about Greater LA events, sign up for their mailing list but shooting an email to greaterla@iap2usa.org !

In other news, Greater LA Chapter President, Kit Cole, was recently interviewed by ELGL on their GovLove Podcast. We are waiting with bated breath for it’s release!

Intermountain Chapter

The Girls Participation Summit was a half day event designed for girls aged 10-18. They learned from some of the most successful student organizers, elected officials, and community leaders working in Utah. Participants took part in a morning of workshops that introduce tools for engaging with local governments and community organizations, skills for organizing support for causes you care about, and connections to a network of young women doing community work.

In age specific workshops, Girls Aged 10-14 learned how to speak so adults will listen which was then followed by an art workshop called “The Future We Deserve.” Girls Aged 14-18 took part in an session called “You Don’t Have to Graduate to Get Involved” followed by an Ally Building Panel Discussion.

This event wasn’t just for those still in their early youth! Adults took part in sessions introducing tools and resources to support young women in their engagement efforts followed by networking with community organizations that have engagement/volunteer opportunities.

This event hosted 40 attendees and received great feedback.

Midwest P2 News

The next meeting of the Board of the IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter will be Friday, August 10, 2018, from noon – 1pm. We meet via phone and all Chapter members are welcome to join by dialing in: (515) 604-9515, access code: 284499#.

Cascade Chapter News

The Cascade Chapter hosted their 2018 PIWorks! Conference in Portland, Oregon and brought speakers in from across the west coast to talk about a range of topics relevant and emerging in Public Participation Practice. ELGL sent three of their members to the conference who live blogged about their experiences, lessons learned, and take aways! Check out their Day 1 and Day 2 blog posts to learn all about sessions you may have missed out on!

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