Welcome to the Cascade Chapter!

The Cascade Chapter serves the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington. We were one of the first official chapters of IAP2 and remain highly active with bi-monthly PI Networks, biennial PI Works conferences, and IAP2 certificate trainings. We are dedicated to serving our fellow practitioners and the practice itself by hosting regular training and networking events and supporting students pursuing P2 careers. As of 2017, we have awarded a total of $65,000 in student scholarships to graduate students at Portland State University (since 2008) and the University of Oregon (since 2011). 

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The Cascade Chapter of IAP2 USA is committed to advancing social and racial equity by supporting and elevating public involvement professionals and work that is equitable in processes and outcomes. To accomplish this, IAP2 applies an equity lens across its organizational functions and obliges to the following credos:

Organizational Culture

Our chapter will foster an organizational culture that positions equity at the core of all that it does.

Organizational Capacity

We will build our capacity to do this work by developing our shared knowledge and skills.

Auditing our Practices

We will evaluate our policies and practices through an equity lens.

Collaborative Development

We commit to working with the community and with our members to continue to elevate and advance this work.

Diversifying Membership

We will recruit, support, and promote the leadership of a diverse membership and practitioners.

2018 PI Works Conference

Thank you for everyone who attended the 2018 PI Works Conference on June 21 and 22, including our fabulous presenters. We were also lucky to have ELGL live blog the conference. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

SUZANNE DONALDSON, Donaldson Enterprises Indigenous Land Acknowledgement (Learn more with USDAC's Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgement)

TOWNHALL SESSION 1, facilitated by Ronault LS Catalani (Polo)  Policing our communities together: Public safety partnerships

TOWNHALL SESSION 2, facilitated by Christine Chin-Ryan  Home stress: affordable housing crisis among underserved communities (Presentation about Portland's housing history)

TOWNHALL SESSION 3, facilitated by Kheoshi Owens Community engagement: ensuring equality via equity practices (Presentation)

Friday, June 22, 2018

EMILY LAI, Momentum Alliance + PEGGY MORELL, Metro Beyond Inclusion: Community partnerships for racial justice (Presentation; Safehouse Progressive White Supremacy handout; Metro's Strategic Plan to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion; and upcoming trainings offered by Momentum Alliance)

LORNA FLORMOE, City of Eugene Innovative outreach for the Parks and Recreation Systems Plan (Presentation)

KIT COLE, Kit Cole Consulting Storytelling makes for a good story (Presentation)

JESS COLUMBO, Med|Ed Digital Storytelling for Social Media (Presentation)

YEE WON CHONG, Yee Won Chong Consulting Incorporating trans-justice into public involvement (Presentation)

JOY ALISE DAVIS, PAALF Creating the People’s Plan (Presentation)

2018 Award Winners

We present awards during our conference to highlight organizations, projects, and individuals that are providing exceptional public outreach. This year's winners are no exception, who embody IAP2’s core values in public involvement. Please congratulate them all (and learn more about their projects)!

Wantland Award for Service - Doug Zenn

Best Research Project – Coalition of Communities of Color: Leading With Race: Research Justice in Washington County 

Best Planning Project – Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) People’s Plan

Best Organization Award – Camas School District: All Student Wellness Program

Respect for Diversity, Inclusion & Culture – Ripple Planning: Queets Village Relocation Plan: A Community Vision for a Safe Future Queets

Honorable Mention: Research Project – Metro Regional Government: Metro Mosaic Communities of Color

Honorable Mention: Respect for Diversity, Inclusion & Culture – City of Eugene Parks & Recreation Facilities Planning

We'll post more information here, including our event summary and evaluations. If you have any questions please send us an email at iap2cascade@gmail.com

Thanks again to our sponsors, whose financial and in-kind support helped to make the conference possible. 

Gold: JLA Public Involvement and ELGL

Silver: Brightside EngagementLauren Cobb Consulting LLC, and Barney & Worth

In-kind Support: Catholic CharitiesWidmer Brothers Brewing, and PBOT

Meals were purchased through local, women and/or People of Color businesses: Kesone Fusion, Hodas, Miss'ippi Chefs, and Mixteca


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StrategicPlanning-Summary-CascadeChapter-062117.docx (1).pdf

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