IAP2 USA November 2023 News

From the Executive Manager  Erin Zimmermann

Happy November! As 2023 begins to wind down, I hope you are able to find some stillness. Public Participation is a fast-paced field and our world isn’t slowing down. I want to take a moment and extend my heartfelt wishes for you and express my sincere gratitude.

In this season of reflection, may you find moments of tranquility and wellness, fostering a sense of balance. Your commitment to public participation is the cornerstone of our association. It is exciting to learn from and hear stories about the incredible engagement work that our members are leading and supporting. Congratulations to our Core Values Award winners! It is truly inspiring to see the impact that our members are having in communities near and far. 

IAP2 has had a successful year and we are preparing for how to maintain such tremendous momentum into the new year. This organization exists because of its members. As we continue to grow our programs and services, we encourage you to consider getting more involved. We have several volunteer opportunities available and are especially interested in expanding our Training Committee. Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities . If you have ideas to share, please reach out to us.

Erin Zimmermann, 

Executive Manager


2024 Call for Volunteers Get involved by 12/8/2023

Looking for ways to further your career, get up on the latest trends, enhance your network, create professional relationships, or give back to your P2 community? We encourage you to explore the many avenues available to connect with your IAP2 USA and your colleagues. Committee direction and initiatives are approved by the Board as they assist the Board in moving forward the organization’s work.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee builds IAP2’s organizational capacity to ensure that IAP2 is truly an inclusive organization and is safe, welcoming and supportive to a diverse population. 

Nominating Committee assists with the development of the Board of Directors slate for elections. 

Training and Professional Development Committee helps to identify training and other professional development opportunities to meet the needs of members and others in the field. 

Chapter Liaisons enhance and support the relationship between the region and chapters. Sign up below, contact your chapter president or IAP2 USA Programs and Communications Manager Angela@iap2usa.org if you do not have a chapter. 

Chapter Taskforce is an upcoming taskforce to help us streamline the IAP2 USA Chapter program.  

Certification Task Force/Committee assists with the development and management of the Certification program. To get involved sign up below or contact IAP2 USA Programs and Communications Manager Angela@iap2usa.org.

Additional opportunities including micro-volunteering spots focusing on our communication efforts. If you are interested in social media, blogging, or writing newsletter articles contact IAP2 USA Executive Director, erin@iap2usa.org. Social media devotees and content creators are encouraged to volunteer.

Sign Up by 12/8/2023

2023 Core Values Awards Congratulations to the Winners