IAP2 USA Member News 
All the latest news from the International Association for Public Participation - USA

Member Newsletter
December 2013

Happy Holidays!
Tis the Season to participate!
We hope that you are having a beautiful holiday season with your loved ones!

Before the end of the year sneaks up on us, we encourage you to read about all of IAP2 USA's exciting accomplishments, opportunities, and inspirations. 

Happy Holidays!
IAP2 USA Board 


President's Message 
It is with a mix of emotions that I write to you this last message from me as your 2013 President. You might expect me to feel some relief at being able to pass on the responsibilities of the role to the extremely capable Doug Zenn, and while I am certainly confident in Doug, I also feel a pang of sadness stepping away from a role that has meant so much to me personally and professionally. 

To read more, click here

Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Latara Branch

Briefly introduce yourself. Who are you, and what do you do?

My name is Latara Branch, and I am the Civic Engagement Coordinator for James City County in Virginia. My responsibilities include coordinating public meetings, developing citizen education strategies, and facilitating the exchange of public information and input through surveys, comment cards, and online tools. To read more, click here.

Upcoming Events 
2014 IAP2 USA Board Elections- Voting Period
December 24, 2013- January 8, 2014
Online Election Ballots 
Voting details: Click here! 

2014 IAP2 USA Board Elections- Announcements 
January 9, 2014
Online Announcement

Details: Click here! 

January Webinar
January 14, 2014
Online Webinar 
Details and RSVP: Click here! 

More events to be announced soon! 
Upcoming Trainings 

IAP2 Full Week Certificate Training 

February 10-14, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
Details and RSVP: Click here! 

Emotion Outrage and Public Participation Course

February 11-12, 2014
Austin, TX

Details and RSVP: Click here!  

IAP2 Full Week Certificate Training 
April 14-18, 2014
Austin, TX
Details and RSVP: Click here! 

More Trainings to be announced soon! 
Chapter News
Intermountain Chapter adds Nevada
The Intermountain Chapter added Nevada to its geographic area this year and held a virtual “Meet and Greet” Dec. 5 to welcome Nevada members. Using an online web conferencing system, the chapter introduced current officers, provided an overview of regular chapter activities and heard about the types of public participation work Nevada members are engaged in. To learn more, click here...

Cascade Chapter PI Network focuses on visual communications
It was standing room only once again at Cascade Chapter’s PI Network on Nov. 20 for the hot topic of Visual Communication for Public Presentations. Jessie Maran of HHPR  and Josh Cohen of Fat Pencil Studio presented a range of tips and tools for creating clear and engaging graphics from fundamental diagramming to innovative real-time modeling. To read more, click here...

Online Resources
Have you checked out our 
"Members Only" section of our website?

Visit www.iap2usa.orgsign 
in and click on the "Members-Only" tab to gain access to the monthly webinar recordings, printable IAP2 materials for meetings and more! 

To receive a free, printable membership certificate from
IAP2 USA with your current membership information, email membership@iap2usa.org 
and we'll send one right over!

To post a job on our website,email info@iap2usa.org with the organization name, job title, closing date, brief job description/highlight and any other relevant information. 

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