APPI Council Candour
On Friday, April 27, immediately following the well-attended and successful Annual General Meeting in Edmonton, APPI Council met together for the first time with our newly installed Councillors: Bernice Gonzalez, Chelsea Whitty and Gary Willson. While we are sad to say farewell to two departing Councillors (Misty Sklar and Jamie Doyle), we’re delighted to welcome some fresh perspectives around the table.
Here are a few updates on Council’s activities:
• A brief recap of AGM business was all about good news: APPI members voted to approve the proposed Professional Planner Regulation amendments, we received a very positive review of APPI’s finances at fiscal year-end, and we’re happy to support a short snappy video about planning that is now posted on the APPI youtube channel (check it out here
• New volunteer appointments to external advisory boards and panels have been confirmed and recognized (click here
) – these positions are critical to building APPI’s reputation and influence among key planning agencies and stakeholders across Alberta – thank you to the dedicated professional planners who represent APPI in these groups!
• Our ongoing Alberta Sustainable Planning Initiative (ASPI) continues to make headway, following some constructive meetings with Government of Alberta Ministers and senior officials over the past few weeks.
• Council is pleased to support the upcoming Canadian National Planning Student Conference
this fall: October 12-14 at the University of Alberta.
• We’re looking forward to our Council Retreat at the end of this month, where we’ll be looking forward and updating our three-year Strategic Plan.
• Don’t forget to check out APPI’s Affinity Program
and take advantage of some great deals!
• Lastly, a reminder that registration for the 2018 APPI conference in Kananaskis will begin soon, along with preliminary details about the agenda and speakers. You can find more info here
Council would like to acknowledge and thank all the APPI volunteers who contributed to the Institute over the past year. For those who were able to attend the recognition event on April 27, it was great to celebrate with you, and for those who didn’t we send a virtual high five! APPI depends upon the time and effort of our many volunteers - thank you!
If you have an idea or question that you’d like to bring to APPI Council’s attention, we would be pleased to consider it and get back to you – please contact the office at [email protected].