CA Planning Roundtable and APA California Presents: 2021 Planning Leadership Academy

The California Planning Roundtable is excited to launch the 2021 Leadership Academy, in partnership with APA California. Registration is open now until December 27, 2020. This professional development program is targeted at mid-career professionals interested in leadership roles in their organizations. It was developed to help planners make an impact by learning directly from fellow change makers from across…

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Young and Emerging Planners Rebrand

Starting this October, the Orange County Young Planners Group (YPG) is now known as the Orange County Young and Emerging Planners (OC YEP)! This rebranding highlights APA’s goal of inclusivity for all emerging planners and others entering the field. As a part of our rebranding effort, we’ll be using our new logo as we work to create new opportunities…

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PDAOC 2020 Planning Officials Forum

Registration is now open, which can be completed via the following link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/V8zFph9.  We hope that you and other planners are able to join us for this year’s event.  Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Forum will be hosted via Zoom and will occur over a series of three Thursdays between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.  The event is free but you must register (confirmation emails will…

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2020 Legislative Update Webinar Recording Available

On April 20, 2020, OC-APA hosted their Annual Legislative Update which was presented by Diana Varat and David Sow of RWG Law Firm.  Given the circumstances, we were very happy we were able to provide the update for free this year.  If you were not able to catch the webinar, the PowerPoint and video recording are provided below.

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Webinar: AICP Exam Study Session

Join the Los Angeles, Orange, and Inland Empire Sections for a joint AICP exam study session! This half-day training course will prepare planners who are already signed up to take the AICP exam in May, and those considering it in the near future. The study session will cover various topics including: history, theory, planning law, plan making and implementation,…

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Rancho Santa Margarita – RFP for Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Consultant

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita invites qualified firms to submit proposals to provide consulting services to update the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The City has received a Grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to prepare an update to the LHMP that will be adopted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To be…

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Request for Proposals – Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Consultant

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita invites qualified firms to submit proposals to provide consulting services to update the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The City has received a Grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to prepare an update to the LHMP that will be adopted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To be…

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2018 Bob Goldin – Robert Storchheim Golf Tournament Overview

Many golfers came together for an afternoon of golfing and fundraising to support the future of our professions. Tustin Ranch provided the setting for this fun event on August 23, 2018. The event was possible due to our many sponsors. Our key Banquet sponsor who provided the after golf dinner funding was CSG, our Award sponsor who funded the…

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Orange Section Member, Susan Harden, AICP, Selected for AICP College of Fellows

Every two years the American Institute of Certified Planners invites nominations for Election into the College of Fellows. This is one of the highest honors that the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member. On February 16, 2018, the APA California Chapter was notified that all of their nominees were selected to be inducted into the College…

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Diversity Panel at UC Irvine

By: Victoria Chung, 2017 APA Orange Section Student Representative, UCI MURP Class of 2018 Students at UC Irvine (UCI) gathered on January 23, 2018 to engage with a group of panelists on the topic of “Diversity in Planning”. This panel was brought to students in a collaborative effort by UCI’s Urban Planning Student Association and APA Orange Section. The…

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