Puget Sound Chapter

The IAP2 Puget Sound Chapter is offering a limited number of scholarships to two events:

  • Virtual 2021 North American Conference in September 2021
  • Annual IAP2 Foundations Public Participation Certificate Training in November 2021


Scholarship: IAP2 North American Conference in September 2021

The 10th Annual International Association for Public Participation’s (IAP2) North American Conference is virtual again this year with exciting technology upgrades and experience enhancements for participants. This year’s conference theme Sound Partnerships: Community engagement in Times of Change offers a reflection from the past year highlighting the lessons learned and the innovations that came from carrying public participation values through a global pandemic and racial justice reckoning. The event will be an inspiration and call to action as we all move public participation forward equitably in our communities and neighborhoods.

Scholarship available:

There is one scholarship available for this year’s conference. The scholarship will cover the fee of a 5-day virtual conference event. That’s up to a $620 value! If you’re interested, please fill out a scholarship application

Scholarships will be awarded no later than August 9, 2021.

Scholarship: IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation Certificate Training in November 2021

This virtual course provides the structure, techniques and knowledge needed to be a successful practitioner in the field of public participation, community outreach and engagement. This course gives you the opportunity to delve into public participation challenges and best practices, as well as learn the essential elements of effective public participation and planning. We are offering the training virtually over nine half-days. Training will be led by licensed trainers, Penny Mabie and Wendy Green Lower, CPF, CP3.

The course is two parts:

  • Planning for Effective Public Participation (five, 4-hour days: Nov. 8-12, 8:30-12:30pm
  • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (four, 4-hour days: Nov. 15-18, 8:30-12:30pm)


Participants can register for:

    1. Full Foundations Course, both Planning and Techniques (9 half-days)
    2. Only the Planning Course
    3. Only the Techniques Course (note: Planning is a pre-requisite for the Techniques Course.)

Scholarships available:

There are two scholarships available for interested persons. Applicants must demonstrate both a passion for the public engagement practice and a financial hardship or other reason for requesting a scholarship. If you’re interested, please fill out a scholarship application.

Scholarships will be awarded no later than September 31, 2021. 

The Puget Sound Chapter covers the Washington state, with approximately 60 members.

The Puget Sound Chapter typically hosts quarterly events and a week-long IAP2 Foundations Training in Seattle in early February. If you would like to receive notifications and updates on these training and event opportunities, email us to join our chapter mailing list.

Chapter Committee

Robyn Austin, President
Josh Stepherson, Vice President
Dennis Sandstrom, Treasurer
Jenny Thacker, Secretary

Board Members:

  • Jaycee Bingham
  • Gracie Geremia
  • Natalie Graves
  • Lauren Wheeler




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