3 winning IAP2 USA Projects receive International Awards!
All three “national” award winners at the 2019 IAP2 USA Core Values Awards have just received top honors on the International stage, as announced at the recent IAP2 Australasian Conference.
The City of Portland (OR) Transportation Bureau for “PedPDX: Portland’s Citywide Transportation Plan”, which tied with the City of Brisbane, Australia, for Project of the Year. Watch their Core Values Awards video here. Portland’s project was featured in the October learning webinar: IAP2 USA members may watch the webinar here.
The City of Boulder (CO) for “Creating a Meaningful and Inclusive P2 Culture”. Boulder leaders had felt for a long time that they were being inclusive in their planning and policy-making, but when they started hearing that it could be a lot better, they set out to engage the public on how to engage the public. The result earned Boulder the Organization of the Year Award Internationally, as well as in the USA. Watch their Core Values Awards video here.
PRR Inc. of Seattle launched a comprehensive study into the best ways to assess how well a public participation process is working. Its “Measuring Public Involvement: an easy-to-use toolkit” received the award for Research Project of the Year. Watch their Core Values Awards video here.
You can read about all the Core Values Award winners from around the world in the annual IAP2 Showcase.
The IAP2 Core Values Awards recognize excellence in the public engagement field and also serve as a way for other P2 practitioners to learn best practices and elevate their own “game”. Applications for the 2020 IAP2 USA Core Values Awards will be received starting in February: watch for the announcement of the opening of the application period in the New Year.
Overall things have slowed down over the summer in chapters after a very busy spring. However, that is all about to change! Chapters across the USA are starting to make plans for fall. What’s happening in your area?
Cascade hosted two successful PI Network events, with another coming up on August 7, Storytelling: Practical tools to elevate public discourse. This event will showcase storytelling as a useful approach, featuring tools public involvement practitioners can use to center community voice through story. Participants will discuss some of their own experiences using story in community engagement, and leave with practical ideas and inspiration gathered from collective wisdom. This event is eligible for APA AICP CM credit.
Everyone fails; It’s a fact of life. Whether you drift gracefully from the top, or fall down like a ton of bricks, there is always something valuable to take away. Pick yourself up and dust yourself off for a fail fest with the Colorado Chapter fall! More details on time and location to come at a future date, but keep your eyes peeled!
The Greater LA Chapter is enjoying some fun in the California sun and taking a breather over the summer. They plan to resume regular programming this fall! Stay tuned!
The Intermountain Chapter is working on a Local Scholarship Program for students going into P2! They are working hard to expand relationships with Universities in their vast chapter area, with special interest in working with students in P2. Stay tuned to learn more.
The Midwest Chapter has experienced some great wins in the recent past, having successfully hosted their Regional Chapter Conference in St. Louis, to hosting a IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation series in Minneapolis. They are enjoying increases in participation across the Great Plains and are looking forward to hosting trainings and regional networking events in the future.