APA Virginia's Annual Conference is July 17-20 in Richmond! Register Now!
Don't miss out! Registration is open and the program is live! APA Virginia has a lot of exciting sessions and events planned for attendees in July and we can't wait for you to join us!
Registration rates are available at different levels for APA Virginia members, non-members, speakers, students, and others.
Planning Commissioners register for FREE until June 30th!
The conference will be hosted at the Richmond Marriott and reduced rates are available through June 30th. Don't miss out! Book now!
To register and for more information on the rates, hotel block and booking rooms, sponsorship opportunities, the conference program and all other exciting announcements, visit our conference website, apavirginia.com
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR CM CREDITS Your Hour With APA Virginia & Other Webinars
Your Hour With APA Virginia Webinar Series
CM Credit Pending
Monday June 27th
Planning for Resiliency Webinar Series: Climate Change Impacts and Virginia's Responses
Ross Weaver, Program Assistant Director, Wetlands Watch
Molly Mitchell, Research Assistant Professor, VIMS
Junyi Meng, Senior Structural Engineer, VDOT
APA VA Member Spotlight
APA VA wants to hear from you! As in every community we plan, there are stories to its citizens. As a community of planners, we would like to highlight some of our amazing planners across the Commonwealth. If you or someone you know has a great planning story to tell, please reach out to Robert Narvaez, AICP, Director of Inclusion or anyone on the APA VA Board. We can’t wait to hear from you!
2022 Legislative Agenda APA Virginia Legislative Agenda
Members of the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) are committed to supporting economic prosperity for all residents and businesses in the Commonwealth. Planning provides opportunities for all Virginians to look into the future and work towards a long-term vision for their communities. Planners are reliable and trusted sources of information committed to the communities they serve. Annual updates to the legislative agenda do not negate previous years’ priorities. The Chapter supports good and legal planning efforts that enables localities to address need in their communities.
The Chapter supports legislative and administrative actions, which are outcome-based and incorporate a review of return on investment, in order to ensure efficient expenditures of resources.
The Chapter opposes legislation that focuses only on the short-term economic benefit of actions without considering potential impacts, long-term economic or otherwise, on residents and businesses in the Commonwealth.
The Virginia General Assembly convenes January 12. The Chapter’s Legislative Committee will begin the weekly 1-hour virtual meetings at Noon on Friday, January 7th. These meetings will continue throughout the session each Friday at Noon. For Zoom meeting credentials email us at email@example.com
Planning Resources COVID-19 Resources
Planners continue to play an essential role in community response to the pandemic. From holding online public meetings, to positioning your community for economic recovery, to using data analysis to ensure the recovery is equitable, you need information to help you serve your community. Visit our COVID-19 resources collection, organized by topics that are foremost in your mind.
Below is a link to the Department of Labor's COVID-19 resources and guides.