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August 3, 2017  

In Memory of Kathy Dietrich

On August 1 Kathy Dietrich passed away at Chinook hospice in Calgary, surrounded by family.  Some of her final words to her colleagues were “make sure you keep doing ‘good’ for other people, as that is what gives life meaning”.  This was the philosophy that Kathy exemplified in her life.
Kathy was a dedicated public servant, a leader, a team player, and both a planning and business professional.  To Kathy, people and relationships were everything.  Kathy always put her team’s needs before her own, never turned away anyone looking for advice and took great pride in mentoring emerging female leaders.
There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, August 8 in the afternoon to honour Kathy’s life, career and significant contributions to her community.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the Calgary Foundation as part of the Kathy Dietrich Memorial Fund, which is in the process of being set up to honour Kathy’s efforts to make Calgary a vibrant and inclusive city.

New Volunteer Opportunity!

Professional Standards Board is Seeking Volunteers to review PLAR Applications

The Professional Standards Board relies on the support of volunteers to achieve its mandate and effectively administer our certification and accreditation services. Due to increased interest in certification, we are seeking volunteers to assist in the evaluation of applications through the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) route. If you are interested in volunteering in this role, please contact Nzinga Brown, Certification Manager, at 
[email protected]. Click here for complete details.

APPI Edmonton Event - "Financing Main Street: The Metrics of Community Revitalization"

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the University of Alberta Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton.

Picture for a moment the graphics in any planning policy document. The awnings. The trees. The dog walkers and the bike lovers. While the pictures look nice and the policies feel good - have you ever wondered why it's so difficult to make it all actually happen? Presenters Antoine Palmer, Jarrett Campbell and Chelsey Jersak will tackle all that and more at this session. This event qualifies for 1.0 structured learning unit. To register and pay online click here.

Summer Offerings

Next-Generation Transportation Webinar Series
‚ÄčEarn APPI CPL units!

Edmonton’s Cycle Journey — First backwards, then slow, now fast forward. Friday, August 11, 2017  2:00 - 4:00 PM MST Click here to register.



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Online Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Research Call for Volunteers
Are you interested in researching and reviewing planning related online learning?  APPI is seeking members to assist with this initiative to search, review and categorize by themes or core competencies those online learning materials that would be of most value to professional planners. Click here for this and other volunteer opportunities. Submission deadline is August 18, 2017.

Edmonton Urban Design Awards
The City of Edmonton and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada  Alberta Chapter invite you to participate in the 2017 Edmonton Urban Design Awards. For more information visit www.edmonton.ca/urbandesignawards

The deadline for submission of completed entries is Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The awards ceremony to recognize the winning projects is scheduled for Friday, November 3, 2017 at Edmonton City Hall.


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API 2017 Conference - "Nimble Responses, Rapid Innovation"
September 27-29, 2017 in Charlottetown, PEI at the Rodd Charlottetown hotel. Registrations are now open. Click here for the conference website.

Celebrate "International PARK(ing) Day" September 15, 2017, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Victoria Park, 1st Street SE, in between 12th and 14th Avenues, Calgary. Invitation to Participate - email [email protected] for the application and return by August 18, 2017.

Employment Opportunities
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