Call for Sessions - MS AL APA Annual Conference

Attention AL-APA and MS-APA members.  The Fall Conference Planning Committee is now at work.  The Conference will be on October 10-12 in Oxford, MS.  They are very interested in evaluating a wide variety of sessions that will be of interest to those in our very diverse profession.  If you would like to propose a session at the Conference, please send a short description to Ben Requet at bjrequet@oxfordms.net by COB on Friday, June 29, 2018.  Include a paragraph about the topic, to whom it would be of the most interest, who would be doing the presentation, and the general background of the proposed speaker(s).  It should be no longer than a page.

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Job Opportunity: CMPDD seeking GIS Analyst

Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) is looking to hire a GIS Analyst preferably with at least 3 years of experience. This position is responsible for technical Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping work involved in developing comprehensive land use plans, economic development mapping, transportation plans, emergency management plans and public facility plans

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Innovation in Planning Panel Discussion at JSU October 17- Planning Month Event

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.

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Job Opportunity: City of Greenwood, MS - Chief Administrative Officer

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.

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City Building Exchange November 15-17 in New Orleans

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. 

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2017 APA MS Chapter Awards Call For Nominations

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.

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Workshop: ABCs of Community Flood Mitigation August 11, 2017 in Biloxi

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.

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