Registration for the 2016 MS & AL Annual Conference is going well! We are look for to seeing everything in Biloxi two months from now. The Beau Rivage will continue to hold the conference room rate through August 14, 2016. If you haven't made reservations yet please do so in order to get the discounted rate.
Great ideas come from DURP planners and the "TinyJXN" concept is nothing short of ground breaking! Fellow DURP Alumni Ashlee Kelly, M.A.; Akili Kelly, M.A.; and Jaynae Young, M.A. joined forces with several others visionaries: David Kinsey, Brandon Worsham, Sunny Fridge a mentor, and Chris Watkins who provided music for the YouTube video.
The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) has extended the accreditation period by two years through December 31, 2020 for the Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning. This is great news to celebrate as the program takes great pride in making their mark on educating and training future planning practioners.
The Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Chapter Awards. Nominations for this year are for the following categories: Best Project/Outstanding Project – Large Area/Regional or Small Town/Rural, Planning Advocate, Public Outreach, and Outstanding Planning Commissioner. The deadline for receipt of nominations with support documentation is 12 Midnight on Friday, August 26, 2016.
The conference’s theme is “It’s not just land use anymore”, and the sessions will include some non-traditional areas of planning. The conference will present timely planning topics in various areas including redevelopment, transportation, airports, and environmental planning. Approximately 14 hours AICP CM credits will be available.
Slaughter and Associates, PLLC is hiring for the position of City Planner. Degree in city planning and proficient with ArcMap and Microsoft Office. Health/Dental/Vision insurance and retirement plan. Salary commensurate w/education and experience.
Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D., AICP, an alumna of the University of Southern Mississippi (’83 BS Geography and ’86 MS Economic Development) has achieved the planning profession’s highest honor by being named to the prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows for her outstanding achievements in urban and regional planning.
The Conference Committee is assembling the program and agenda for the 2016 Mississippi/Alabama Chapters of the American Planning Association Annual Conference. This year’s event is scheduled for September 14-16, 2016 at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. The Committee is requesting proposals for sessions from members, affiliated associations, and others involved in the planning profession. Session topics are not limited, but should be transferrable and applicable to a broad audience. Session proposals are requested to be submitted by Friday, April 8, 2016. Please email proposals to Donovan Scruggs at email@example.com.