Intermountain Chapter Update!

Hello IAP2 Members & Friends!

We have some exciting events coming up that we wanted to spread the word about:

Networking Breakfast with IAP2 USA Board Member Jay Vincent: February 13th, 8-9:30 a.m.

Jay leads Outreach Experts and does policy and public engagement on a variety of projects, including those in the energy sector. He developed the most recent National Dialogue theme and is coming to speak with the students at UVU. This breakfast is a great opportunity to understand what’s happening on the national scale and network with Jay. The breakfast will be at Market Street and we can accommodate up to 20 people. If there is more interest, I’ll find a bigger space. Attendees will buy their own breakfasts. RSVP to Stacee if you can attend. Jay Vincent Bio

2019 National Dialogue: February 20th, 5-7 p.m., at Utah Valley University

We’ll have quite a few students participating in this discussion and I would love to see a mix of practitioners in our fields and others that you think are applicable. Please share the flyerregistration link, and/or Facebook invite. Registration is required and the event is capped at 100 people. The event is free and refreshments will be served. We hope to see you all there!

Chapter Update: 

Officer elections are now complete and we are proud to announce the new IAP2 Intermountain Chapter Board!

Stacee Adams, President

David Jones, Vice President

Wendy Green Lowe, Treasurer

Mia Caselli, Communications Chair

Duke Richardson, Secretary

Kenya Rene, Utah State Rep.

Kammie McClintock, Idaho State Rep.

Cassie Hemphill, Montana State Rep.

Beau Hunter, Past President

Stay tuned for more about the newly elected board in an upcoming IAP2 Intermountain Newsletter!

Have a great week!

IAP2 Intermountain Chapter

Midwest Chapter: Meet us in St. Louis May 16 – 17

Save the date! Spring Chapter Conference May 16 – 17, 2019.  More details will be shared soon, but we plan to begin mid-day on Thursday, May 16th and end late afternoon on Friday, May 17th.

St. Louis, here we come! The Chapter board has selected the grand “gateway city” for our spring 2019 regional conference. Whether you’re a local, frequent visitor, or completely unfamiliar with this community, consider spending the weekend (or longer!) exploring this amazing city. And to ensure a great conference, email to join the committee and make it happen! Stay tuned for dates, and program information.

Greater LA Chapter: Using “Gentle” and Art-Centered P2 to Reach Under-Represented Communities

Earlier this month, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter held its inaugural training event, attracting over forty planners and government staff as well as P2 practitioners. After a brief presentation describing his methodology, James Rojas, Founder of Place It! and Co-Founder of the Latino Urban Forum, guided attendees into the substance of his workshop. Attendees gathered around tables piled high with colorful, enticing materials first turning their favorite childhood memories, then their dreams for a sustainable Los Angeles, into art. As participants shared their childhood memories, their storhighlighted the similarities among all of us.

“Building” a sustainable Los Angeles out of art material is where participants become meaningful contributors to the plan for their region. James says, “Everyone is an urban planner in their heart and it’s our job to create a safe space for participants to reveal, respect, and translate their knowledge and experiences into the city building process.”

The training proved to be a big draw for the Greater Los Angeles chapter’s membership, breaking all records for Chapter meeting attendees. Kit Cole, Chapter President and IAP2 USA Board Member, commented, “There is a big appetite for skill development in the region, not only among P2 professionals but for others whose jobs are increasingly requiring them to exercise public engagement tactics.”

Since the Los Angeles Chapter started in 2015, the group has focused on  building awareness of P2 in general and building the IAP2 brand specifically.  Training is now the next step in the LA Chapter’s plan for increasing professionalism across the practice in Southern California.

Wendy Nowak of Placeworks, host of the October event, is working to meet a parallel demand for training in Orange County where she is starting an Orange County chapter for IAP2 USA.  She and Kit are coordinating for future training events to meet the escalating desire for public engagement skills in the region.


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