APA Mississippi Annual Awards are now up on the website! Check out the videos and winners! http://pos.li/27g3hqRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Our chapter expresses congratulations to Catherine Lee, our newest AICP recipient!
Catherine Lee has served as an Outcome Broker for the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) in Jackson since October 2014. In this role, she works with organizations, agencies and community leaders to ensure affordable housing is healthy, safe, and energy efficient.Read More
The City of Tuscaloosa is seeking a planner. The purpose of this classification is to perform specialized work functions associated with city planning and zoning within Urban Development. Work includes the performance and coordination of inspections and enforcement of all applicable codes, maintaining and updating geographic information system (GIS) mapping and databases as well as assisting in the daily operations of the department.Read More
The APA Mississippi Social in New York City during the National Conference will be heldSunday, May 7th, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Perfect Pint. Please join us if you are attending the conference!Read More
Join the USGBC Tennessee Memphis Branch for the first in our Behind the Scene Green Tour series for a tour of one of the very first Sustainable SITES projects in the world - Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms Park! Thursday, March 30, 4:00-5:40 PM at Shelby Farms Park, Memphis. Tickets are Free to USGBC members and $5.00 for non-members. http://bit.ly/2o8hSgLRead More
Senior Planner, CRS Coordinator, Floodplain Manager - Hattiesburg, MS- A professional position is available within the City of Hattiesburg’s Department of Urban Development, Planning Division, Hattiesburg, MS. The City serves a population of approximately 48,000 and comprises over 55 square miles within the corporate limits. The City is also the economic engine for the Greater Hattiesburg Area serving a population of 150,000 (MSA).Read More
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Applications due March 24.Read More
Slaughter and Associates is looking for a Urban planner with a Masters degree in City & Regional Planning.Read More
Jackson County is seeking applicants for a Planning Technician through Febuary 28, 2017.Read More
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium in collaboration with the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program are seeking proposals from coastal communities for technical assistance to address a priority need related to resilience. Communities that are ready to take action will form a team with local knowledge experts that can work with the Resilience Expert Team to produce realistic solutions. This approach promotes a dynamic resilience response to individual community needs while formalizing a process that is flexible and can be tailored to other situations and municipalities.Read More
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