Northeast Chapter

The Northeast Chapter serves Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York. We offer regionally hosted public involvement training, conferences, and learning and networking events for public participation. Engage with our local Northeast Chapter community to share in a mutual exchange of equity-focused best practices in public participation. Please contact to get involved with your local chapter

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Upcoming Events

Monthly Idea Hub

Join IAP2 Northeast Chapter on the fourth Thursday of every month for informal discussions around public involvement and community engagement. Network and share with others across the Northeast and beyond, who are doing the challenging and rewarding work in this space.

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    • November 14, 2022
    • (EST)
    • November 18, 2022
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Burns & McDonnell, 27 Pearl Street, Portland, ME 04101

    Planning: M - W, November 14 - 16, 2022

    Techniques: Th - F, November 17 - 18, 2022

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Location: Burns & McDonnell, 27 Pearl Street, Portland, ME 04101

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and TPC are pleased to announce that we are ready to offer the International Association for Public Participation’s flagship Foundations Program.

    Two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public communication and participation – Planning and Techniques – offered over five (5) 8 Hour Days in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation

    Module One introduces a proven method for planning effective public participation and Module Two equips students with 40+ diverse methods for accomplishing engagement objectives. Both courses are delivered in half-day sessions full of interactive exercises and opportunities to get to work with your fellow students virtually. Completion of IAP2’s PLANNING for Effective Public Participation course is a prerequisite to the IAP2’s TECHNIQUES for Effective Public Participation course.

    Presenters: The Participation Company 

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3, 8-hour sessions CM I 18 CM

         November 14 -16, 2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

    Regular $960 -- Early Bird $870 -- Members $870

    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2, 8-hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

          November 17 - 18, 2022   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

          Regular $640 -- Early Bird $ 580 -- Members $580

    • Full Foundations Program Both Modules (5, 8-hour sessions CM I 30 CM)  

          Regular $1,600 -- Early Bird $1,450 -- Members $1,450  

    Early Bird Registration Deadline: 10/14/2022
    Last Day to Register: 10/21/2022

    Register with The Participation Company

    Important Information

    • TPC offers member rates to active members of AICP, IAP2, ICMA, and NCDD. Discounts are valid through the Last Date to Register. To receive your discount, please type your membership organization name in the Registration Form Comment Box. Discounted rates are available at checkout.
    AICP Credit available:
    – Planning for Effective Public Participation CM I 18 CM
    – Techniques for Effective Public Participation CM I 12 CM

    Questions? Email Jennifer Armstrong for more information.

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Past Events

Watch recordings of our previous events on the IAP2 Northeast YouTube Channel.

Northeast Chapter Board


Nicole Marron

Stakeholder Management, National Grid

VP Operations

Position Open

VP Communications & Events

Nate Lash

Associate, Consensus Building Institute (CBI)


Carolina Prieto

Assistant Director of Arts and Culture,
Metropolitan Area Planning Council


Position Open


Jessica Lawless

Public Involvement Specialist and Graphics Team Leader,

Events Co-Chair

Position Open

Events Co-Chair

Meghan Ruble

VP of Customer Experience, Polco

Education & Training

Stephen Buckley

Collaboration Consultant

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