Opportunities for CM Credits Your Hour With APA Virginia & Other Webinars
Your Hour With APA Virginia
4th Monday of every month, noon to 1pm
APA Virginia Legislative Update
Monday, April 26
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Additional CM Credit Opportunities
2021 Annual Conference Innovation in Planning!
The 2021 Conference theme is Innovation in Planning! This past year certainly has been different, where we have found ourselves learning to adapt to live “outside the norm.” We have been forced to do everything differently: how we live, work, and play. This year’s conference will focus on how we have had to adapt as planners from our work stations to how and what we plan. How has transportation, housing, economic development, social equity, public health, finances, etc. changed in the past year? How do all these factors affect communities and impact what planners do? Twenty first century plans must address these challenges and innovations to ensure the vision we establish for our communities remains viable and equitable. We want to hear from you and give you the opportunity to present your thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted the world of planning, how we approach development, our role as planners, and how will it affect the future – where do we go from here?
Proposal deadline has been extended to Friday, March 19.
2021 Annual Conference Awards Program
Every year, the American Planning Association’s Virginia Chapter honors and showcases the best in planning throughout the Commonwealth with its Awards Program, coinciding with our Annual Conference. The Awards Program recognizes the tireless work of individuals who bring great planning and places throughout Virginia. As a professional association, recognizing members and their high quality work is a core function of the Chapter. APA Virginia convenes a panel of peers each year for its Awards Committee representative of the profession’s depth and diversity to identify, acknowledge and promote great planning. Under this program, the Chapter strives to accomplish many objectives, including:
- Helping Planners Plan, by highlighting best practices and inspiring our members;
- Helping Virginia Plan, by promoting sound planning and decision-making in the Commonwealth;
- Making Planning and Planners Matter, by promoting the value and enhancing the credibility of planners among elected and appointed officials, the public and related professions;
- Meeting Membership Needs, by endorsing our members and their work;
- Getting Planners Involved, by engaging volunteers to steer the awards committee and evaluate the work of their peers; and
- Making Great Places Happen, by helping members and localities replicate and build on the success of others.
Submit all award nominations via email to email@example.com no later than Friday, April 2, 2021. Award nominations will be reviewed in April, ranked, and then selected through the Chapter’s Awards Committee. Award winners will be notified by the Chapter no later than May 7, 2021 to ensure availability of award winners to attend the Awards Ceremony which takes place at the 2021 APA Virginia Annual Conference.
2021 General Assembly Session APA Virginia Final Legislative Report
Download APA Virginia's Preliminary Legislative Report to read a list of key bills passed during the 2020 General Assembly session.
The following report lists key bills passed by the 2021 General Assembly. The current status of the bill is shown after the bill summary. If the status says “Approved by the Governor” then the bill has completed the process and generally takes effect on July 1, 2020. If the status says “Governor's Action Deadline, March 31, 2021” then the bill has been sent to the Governor for his action (approval, veto or suggestion of amendment). The Reconvened session, to consider Governor’s amendments and vetos, will be on Wednesday, April 7. Joint Resolutions do not go to the Governor and are approved once signed by Speaker of the House and President of the Senate.
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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.