We are so thrilled to announce that we’ve received 18 applications from members interested in joining the pilot year of new IAP2 Ambassador Program. Applicants come from across the U.S. and represent the transportation, environmental, planning, marketing and communication, and public involvement fields. Their years of experience range anywhere from 1 to 40! They share a deep understanding of the value IAP2 brings to decision making and a passion for including the public in the decisions that affect them. We are a little star struck and think you will be too. We’ll be announcing the Ambassadors next month. Stay tuned! For more information on this Program please check out the website.
By: Stacee Adams, Ambassador Program Coordinator
A few years ago, a colleague and I presented about public participation to a group of public sector communication professionals. To kick things off, we referenced IAP2 Core Value One, “public participation is based on the belief that those who are affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision-making process” and asked how many attendees agreed that the public does indeed have this right. Five people raised their hands. Out of 60.
Growing Good P2 one Connection at a Time
By: Stacee Adams
The shortest distance between two people is often a story, and IAP2 USA is launching a new Ambassador Program to recruit storytellers and others interested in creating new relationships that further the reach of “good P2”.
The Ambassador Program is being piloted in 2018 by the Communications Committee with the goals of recruiting a core of ambassadors from across the U.S. to raise awareness of what good P2 is and what it looks like; support strategic alliance building; and work with cities and project owners to sign Core Values pledges.
The pilot launches this month with a national recruitment for participants. Ambassadors will be incentivized with resources including a toolkit, professional development, training, networking and recognition in IAP2 promotional materials and at the North American Conference. Requirements to participate include joining quarterly conference calls, tracking IAP2 marketing activities and securing Core Values pledges.
Are you interested in being an Ambassador and have a story about IAP2 and its impact in your work? If so, send us an email about your interest in joining the program. We’ll be collecting responses through April 15.