CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SVS APA PLANNING AWARD WINNERS!
Each year, the SVS APA receives awards applications from jurisdictions around the region. This year we had an outstanding pool of awards applications and are pleased to announce winners in the following categories:
2017 Planning Awards of Excellence:
Comprehensive Planning - Small Jurisdiction: Placer County Tahoe Basin Area Plan
Comprehensive Planning - Large Jurisdiction: The Railyards
Economic Planning and Development: Live Oak Downtown Reinvestment Plan
Urban Design: El Dorado County Mixed Use Design Manual
2017 Planning Awards of Merit
Comprehensive Planning - Small Jurisdiction: City of West Sacramento General Plan 2035
Comprehensive Planning - Small Jurisdiction: Soda Springs Area Plan
Public Outreach/Best Practices: UC Davis Long Range Development Plan Community Engagement
Urban Design: McKinley Village
Many of the awards winners are eligible to apply to the State chapter for California Section Awards. Best of luck and congratulations! For additional information about the State awards process, please see: https://www.apacalifornia.org/events/awards-program/
CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR YOUNG PLANNERS AND STUDENTS - DUE JUNE 15
2017 CALIFORNIA APA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
You are invited to the 2017 APA California Annual Conference. The APA California conference is open to non-members and members. Please click here for more information and to register.
The 2017 APA California Conference will feature an exciting menu of events, including a Night on the Town catering to every interest and taste, a block party opening reception on R Street, and an array of interesting and thought-provoking sessions, mobile workshops, and speakers.
Reduced registration fees available until June 24, 2017!
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Make your hotel reservations soon to take advantage of the discounted group rates at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel*.
Register here: http://www.apacalifornia-conference.org/
TAKE A SURVEY TO HELP THE 2017 APA CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE PUBLICITY/PLANNER'S GUIDE TEAM
The conference host committee is busy behind the scenes planning events and ways to publicize them. The publicity/planner's guide subcommittee will be helping arrange a series of events on Saturday night (September 23) and want your ideas and help. In addition, the committee will be highlighting interesting things about the Sacramento region where people can visit before, during, and after the conference. Help us by taking the following survey and contribute your ideas for articles, places to visit in downtown/midtown Sacramento, ideas for the Saturday Night on the Town, and anything else you feel is important. Thanks in advance for your help!
REMINDER TO GET YOUR CM CREDITS BEFORE MAY 31ST
AICP members have a five-month grace period to continue earning and logging credits for the 2015-2016 reporting period. AICP members must complete 32 CM credits, including 1.5 CM credits toward ethics and law. If you have earned the required credits but not yet logged them, we encourage you to do so now.
National and State APA have numerous resources for completing your credits. Go to the National APA website and APA California website (under "CM Credit Opportunities") for more information.
NOVEMBER 2017 AICP EXAM PREPARATION
GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL APA
Are you looking for a chance to explore APA leadership but don't know if you have the time? Check out the Programs Subcommittee. Our first meeting will be in February and we will be planning for 2017 events and programs. If you're interested (or just want to explore and know more), email Elizabeth at