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!
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR CM CREDITS Your Hour With APA Virginia & Other Webinars
Your Hour with APA Virginia: Project Pipeline: Performance-Based Transportation Planning and Project Development
Monday, May 23rd, 2022 12pm-1pm
1 CM: 9248244
Project Pipeline is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Through this planning process, projects and solutions may be considered for funding through programs, including SMART SCALE, revenue sharing, interstate funding and others. Project Pipeline aims to implement a statewide look at needs and formalize the connection with planning, funding and programming transportation solutions for Virginia. The objective of the program is to focus on the Commonwealth Transportation Board-adopted VTrans priority locations and corridors. The program, led by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, is built around a performance-based planning process. The goal is to develop projects and investment strategies that can be considered for funding.
Nathan Umberger, P.E.
Blake Ailor, AICP
Rob Prunty, P.E.
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Chesapeake Bay Webinar Series: The One Water Approach and How It Benefits the Bay
Thursday, May 19, 2022 12pm-1pm
Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), aka. the “One Water” approach, has been embraced by APA as a best practice. Clean water goals have a strong connection to the One Water approach. This webinar will present local planning jurisdictions that have taken a One Water approach in ways that minimize environmental impacts and maximize achievement of social and economic goals.
Alexis Williams, AICP, PP
Scott Duncanson, AICP, ENV SP, LEED GA
Pam Shellenberger, AICP
Shannon L. Rossman, AICP
Pat Bradley, RVAH2O
Additional CM Credit Opportunities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.