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Professional Development Committee Update Winter 2017

Professional Development Committee Update

Happy New Year and Welcome

It’s a new year and a new chapter President which means not only are a lot of changes in store, but we all have the opportunity to make a few resolutions to guide our progress in the year ahead! I know at least for some of us that includes pursing the AICP certification, maintaining current credentials, and expanding our professional skill and knowledge sets. So I challenge each of you to look at your resume, look at your organization, look at yourself, and find the gaps, the places that could use some improvement, some spiffing up! Let’s make a commitment to ourselves to make it happen this year, whether it be to get a new skill, make a new contact, or offer up a new perspective!

With the new year, I have accepted a new position with Tesla which will thrust me back into my passion of infrastructure development to accelerate us towards sustainable energy. While I’m excited for my new role, I unfortunately will no longer be able to serve the chapter to the best of my abilities. Over the past year I challenged myself to take on the positon of Professional Development Officer (PDO) for Colorado, to offer guidance to students and emerging professionals, provide prep courses for AICP exam takers, and lead the Professional Development Committee (PDC) to selecting thought-provoking and engaging sessions for the 2016 state APA conference in Colorado Springs. It was an amazingly insightful, humbling, and exciting journey leading up to, and including, the conference!

With all that being said, I would like to take a moment to welcome our new PDO, Allison Crump, AICP! Allison has been an active member of the PDC, including co-leading AICP prep courses with me in 2016. Prior to moving to Colorado Allison was also very involved with the California chapter. She is excited to take on this new position under Michelle’s leadership, and I know she will be a great benefit to you and our future AICPs! Please join me in offering Allison congratulations and a warm welcome in her new role.

Congrats to the New Colorado AICPs!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Colorado planners who passed the November 2016 AICP exam:

  • Elizabeth Adams, AICP
  • Brad Boland, AICP
  • Francesca Brady, AICP
  • Christine Clark, AICP
  • Lynn Coppedge, AICP
  • Clay Frickey, AICP
  • Morgan Hester, AICP
  • Riley LaMie, AICP
  • Caitlin Hasenbalg Long, AICP
  • Jason Morrison, AICP
  • Molly Mowery, AICP
  • Nathan Owens, AICP
  • Marcus Pulsipher, AICP
  • Lisa Ritchie, AICP
  • Adam Rolstad, AICP
  • Joshua Tetzlaff, AICP
  • Josie Warren, AICP
  • Sara White, AICP

2017 Call for Sessions

We will soon be accepting proposals for this year’s state conference in Telluride, October 4-6, 2017. If you’re interested in submitting a proposal, check out the Chapter website for more information. We will be accepting session proposals through March 6, 2017.

AICP Prep

If you’re planning on taking the May 2017 AICP exam, keep an eye out for more information about Allison’s upcoming prep session. If you’d like to get on her list or are looking to form a study group, please email her (PDO@APAColorado.org) and she’ll put you in touch with others who are interested!

Already AICP? Don’t Forget to Log Your CMs!

If you need AICP credits there are plenty of affordable and even free options for online training and local events to get your CM credits while expanding your breadth of knowledge. For a list of upcoming events, please visit the APA Colorado Events Calendar at: http://www.apacolorado.org/event-calendar. For other training opportunities, visit the APA National training and workshops page at: http://www.planning.org/education/training/.

Perhaps you earned credits but haven’t logged them yet. You can go to your personal CM log to record all the credits you’ve earned www.planning.org/cm/log/.

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It has been a pleasure to serve you in this capacity over the past year! I look forward to seeing you at future APA CO and National events. I know you will be in great hands with Allison, and wish her all the best!

Sarah R. Davis, AICPLEED Green Associate

Outgoing APA Colorado Professional Development Officer

PDO@APAColorado.org

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