This year’s conference will be held in beautiful Idaho Falls October 9th-11th at The Hotel on The Falls.
We are seeking a broad range of session ideas that will appeal to planners in both urban and rural areas. Session proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. July 12, 2013. Applications may be e-mailed or faxed to Brad Cramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208)612-8520. This year’s conference will be held in Idaho Falls October 9-11. The conference is expected to expand to two full days of sessions and mobile tours which means we will be looking for an increase in available time slots over previous years. The call for proposals form will also be available on the chapter’s website at www.idahoapa.org. We look forward to receiving your session proposal soon.
Call for 2013 APA Idaho Award Nominees
APA Idaho is pleased to announce the opening of its 2013 Awards Program application cycle. This Program provides APA Idaho with the opportunity to recognize outstanding planning projects and outstanding individuals engaged in planning in the state of Idaho.
The Awards Program is open to individuals or groups, to members or non-members of APA Idaho Chapter, and to professional planners, citizen planners, or elected/appointed officials. The Program provides APA Idaho conference participants with the chance to see and learn about development, conservation, government, or environmental projects in which planning had a positive impact on the outcome. In reviewing submissions, the APA Idaho Awards Committee will look for innovation, quality, and the potential for use in other areas. We welcome and look forward to receiving your nominations!
Projects must fit in one of the following categories:
Comprehensive Plan Award/Outstanding Plan. This award honors a specific planning project that advances the science and art of planning or brings awareness of the benefits of good planning. Eligible projects may include comprehensive plans, transportation plans, recreation plans, and neighborhood overlay/action plans.
Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice. This award honors a specific planning tool, practice, program, or process. Eligible projects should have transferability and may include regulation, codes, design guidelines, growth management guidelines, public/private partnerships, applications of technology, etc.
Public Outreach Award. This award honors an individual, project, or program that uses information and education about the value of planning and how planning improves a community’s quality of life. This award will focus on how persons, projects, and programs involved new audiences in the planning process and engaged them through creative means.
Planning Leadership Award. This award honors an individual, appointed official, or elected official who has advanced or promoted the cause of planning in the public arena. The Applicant must include a written statement that describes the nominee’s accomplishments.
Planning Excellence Award for Implementation. This award honors a project that demonstrates a significant achievement for an area—a single community or a region—in accomplishing positive changes as a result of planning. The award emphasizes long-term, measurable results that have been in continuous effect for a minimum of five years.
Planning Student Award. This award honors a student in the final year of an undergraduate or graduate program in the field of public policy and/or community and regional planning for outstanding achievement during the nominee’s academic career in planning. This award may also include a plan or project written or designed by an undergraduate or graduate student that has been reviewed and graded by a professor. Proof of student status will be required with the application. Only actively enrolled students or students who graduated in 2013 are eligible.
A complete application, including three (3) hard copies and three (3) electronic versions on CD, must be received no later than 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on Friday, August 23, 2013 (no exceptions). Please send your complete Application to the attention of Mary Huff, Owyhee County Planning and Zoning, P.O. Box 128, Murphy, Id. 83650. For more information, contact Mary Huff at email@example.com or (208) 495-2095 ext. 2.
If you are interested in volunteering on a committee, please contact Brad Cramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-612-8278. Thanks for your time.
Committees that still need volunteers:
Sponsorship Committee: Contact potential conference sponsors regarding the various options and benefits for sponsorship
Host/Hospitality Committee: Help arrange and coordinate meals, transportation, giveaways, promos from local businesses, etc.
Salt Lake Express has graciously partnered with Idaho APA for discounts on travel to the conference. Book your ride with Salt Lake Express and receive $10 off your reservation.
To book your travel, go to their website and make your reservation online using the discount code APA2013 and it will take $10 off your reservation!
2013 Conference Agenda – Coming soon
Conference Questions? Click Here to contact a member of the Conference Committee