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 networking events, trainings, and regional conferences for advancing our knowledge, skills, and abilities for best practice, ethical public participation.
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:
Our chapter will foster an organizational culture that positions equity at the core of all that it does.
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.
We commit to working with the community and with our members to continue to elevate and advance this work.
We will recruit, support, and promote the leadership of a diverse membership and practitioners.
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