APPI Council Candour
Thank you to all who attended the January networking event co-hosted by Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) Council and Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Board of Directors in Calgary on January 17! Despite the cold weather and a last-minute change of venue, the event was very well attended and a
The following day, January 18, Council met for a Council meeting. Beginning with a territorial land acknowledgement to recognize that we were gathered on the traditional territory of Treaty 7, the agenda covered many important topics. Here are the key highlights:
• Adoption of the Strategic Plan 2020-2023. A significant amount of work went into preparing
the new plan and we are excited to share the result. The Strategic Plan and a backgrounder will soon be available to members.
• Adoption of the Draft Strategic Implementation Plan. The Strategic Implementation Plan lays out the actions to realize the Council’s Strategic Plan. The Draft Strategic Implementation Plan will be reviewed by administration to make recommendations to Council on how to allocate resources.
• Professional development session on governance. Consultant Linda Wood Edwards led the session which was a valuable refresher for Council as we embark on implementing the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.
• Review and adoption of the 2019 financial reports. Council also decided that The Metrix Group will be retained to conduct the 2019 APPI un-audited financial review.
• Updates from the Strategic Committees. Over the next quarter, the Finance Committee will be meeting with APPI’s accountant to discuss the 2019 Financial Review. They will also be meeting with the APPI Financial Planner to review Council’s fiscal policies and investments. The Executive Director Review Committee will be updating performance measures for the Executive Director and the Governance Committee will be undertaking several items, including a review of the Council’s governance tools and processes. This will be based on Council’s strategic priorities and information provided in a report prepared for APPI by consultant Linda Wood Edwards.
• APPI Professional Standards Board (PSB) Education and Examination Committee (PEEC). We are happy to announce that Kristina Schmidt has been reappointed as APPI’s representative on PSB PEEC. Kristina has served on the committee since 2016 and was eligible for reappointment for a second four-year term.
• APPI Learning Opportunities. Councillor Glinis Buffalo recently represented APPI at the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre (FNLMRC) Climate Change Workshop Series which discussed the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (FA) and climate-informed planning with Indigenous communities. Council will be exploring how members can become more informed on these topics, including potential learning opportunities.
As always, if you have any questions or comments on what was shared in this Council Candour do not hesitate to contact APPI Council through [email protected].