APPI President and Planning in Alberta Task Force Co-Chair Meet with Alberta Municipal Affairs
Dear APPI Members,
As you are aware, in June 2016, APPI adopted a new mission statement “We are the face of the planning profession within Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. We serve the public interest by providing regulation, advocacy, promotion and services for our members”. The new mission was accompanied by a new strategic plan and map that included a list of key strategic initiatives to navigate council’s decisions and action over the next three years. For a copy of the APPI Strategy Map click here.
APPI’s defined Strategic Objectives include: advancing the planning profession, improving the APPI Credibility and brand, strengthening relationships with employers and governments, increasing a competent member base, strengthening advocacy and foraging and leveraging strategic partnerships. To assist in achieving these strategic objectives, APPI has created a Planning in Alberta Task Force co-chaired by Gary Willson RPP and Doug Leighton RPP. For more information on the purpose of the Task Force and this advocacy initiative to promote sustainable planning click here.
In our efforts to rebuild political awareness of the critical importance of planning to Albertans, APPI wrote to the Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs to re-affirm its commitment to help the Government of Alberta and those communities facing economic and environmental setbacks, to rebuild, manage change and explore new opportunities. As follow up to that correspondence, APPI’s President, the Co-Chair of the Planning in Alberta Task Force and APPI’s Executive Director met with officials from Alberta Municipal Affairs on November 18, 2016. That meeting was very productive from an APPI organizational perspective and we look forward to working with staff from Alberta Municipal Affairs to explore ways in
which APPI’s members can assist the Government of Alberta with the critical work it will be undertaking in the next year. APPI will work to provide feedback on the Modernized Municipal Government Act and its corresponding regulations, as well as exploring opportunities to develop valuable educational offerings on interesting topics such as federal and provincial legislation considerations on municipal planning, planning through a risk management lens and risk communication and community buy-in.
Misty Sklar RPP, MCIP
Do you have any questions, comments or ideas? Please contact the APPI office via email [email protected]