The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Jackson State University would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion comprised of local planners on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Location of the event is the 101 W. Capitol Street Building, Jackson State University (Downtown Campus). Discussion will center around what cutting edge processes the panelists are using in their respective planning field.
The City of Greenwood, MS is looking to fill a vacant Chief Administrative Officer position. This position was previously filled by a planner. The CAO position is tasked with regular review of the recently updated Greenwood Comprehensive Plan along with overseeing the activities of all city departments as needed by the Mayor. For more information please see the job description or contact Thomas Gregory.
The Annual Mississippi Alabama Conference is coming up quick, October 4-6 in Birmingham. Please register soon if you haven’t already. The full conference agenda has been released. We have some great looking conference sessions and even better looking mobile session options this year.
The City of Tuscaloosa is looking to fill a vacant Planner (GIS) position within our Planning Division. This position will have a heavy emphasis on maintaining and updating geographic information system (GIS) mapping and databases, data collection, graphics, as well as assisting in the daily operations of the department.
Conference Registration is now open! Visit AL APA's website to get registered. The 2017 AL/MS Annual Conference will be held October 4-6 at the DoubleTree By Hilton at 808 20th Street South in Birmingham.
The CityBuilding Exchange is an intensive, two-day educational seminar that brings together the best consultants in their fields to address key issues affecting the economics and "quality of life" of cities. It is tailored for busy teams of community decision-makers from the government, corporate, economic development and institutional arenas. Participants can expect to emerge with the Why for change as well as the What and How of best-practices. Rated by past attendees as “an exceptional value” with “a wealth of reliable information and implementable strategies,” the agenda is top notch, the time commitment minimal and the cost incomparable. After-hours networking pairs learning and camaraderie with the unique experience and beautiful urbanism of New Orleans.
The Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Chapter Awards. The deadline for receipt of nominations with support documentation is 12 Midnight on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Winners will be recognized and presented with an award at the MS-AL APA Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 5, 2017.
The 2017 AL/MS Annual Conference will be held October 4-6 at the DoubleTree By Hilton at 808 20th Street South in Birmingham. The tentative schedule and room block information has been posted on Alamaba APA's website. Reservations close on September 4, 2017. There are only 80 rooms reserved, so call and reserve yours today!
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, in conjunction with the American Planning Association chapter for the state of Mississippi, is planning an event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, to discuss the topic of flood mitigation at the community level. The workshop will be held in Biloxi at the city’s community development building, at 676 Martin Luther King Blvd., and is free and open to the public. Floodplain managers who decide to attend will be eligible for 3.5 continuing education credits, and AICP credits for local planners are pending approval.