The Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Chapter Awards. The deadline for receipt of nominations with support documentation is 12 Midnight on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Winners will be recognized and presented with an award at the MS-AL APA Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 5, 2017.Read More
The 2017 AL/MS Annual Conference will be held October 4-6 at the DoubleTree By Hilton at
808 20th Street South in Birmingham. The tentative schedule and room block information has been posted on Alamaba APA's website. Reservations close on September 4, 2017. There are only 80 rooms reserved, so call and reserve yours today!
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, in conjunction with the American Planning Association chapter for the state of Mississippi, is planning an event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, to discuss the topic of flood mitigation at the community level. The workshop will be held in Biloxi at the city’s community development building, at 676 Martin Luther King Blvd., and is free and open to the public. Floodplain managers who decide to attend will be eligible for 3.5 continuing education credits, and AICP credits for local planners are pending approval.Read More
Our chapter expresses congratulations to Catherine Lee, our newest AICP recipient!
Catherine Lee has served as an Outcome Broker for the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) in Jackson since October 2014. In this role, she works with organizations, agencies and community leaders to ensure affordable housing is healthy, safe, and energy efficient.Read More
The City of Tuscaloosa is seeking a planner. The purpose of this classification is to perform specialized work functions associated with city planning and zoning within Urban Development. Work includes the performance and coordination of inspections and enforcement of all applicable codes, maintaining and updating geographic information system (GIS) mapping and databases as well as assisting in the daily operations of the department.Read More
The APA Mississippi Social in New York City during the National Conference will be heldSunday, May 7th, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Perfect Pint. Please join us if you are attending the conference!Read More
Join the USGBC Tennessee Memphis Branch for the first in our Behind the Scene Green Tour series for a tour of one of the very first Sustainable SITES projects in the world - Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms Park! Thursday, March 30, 4:00-5:40 PM at Shelby Farms Park, Memphis. Tickets are Free to USGBC members and $5.00 for non-members. http://bit.ly/2o8hSgLRead More
Senior Planner, CRS Coordinator, Floodplain Manager - Hattiesburg, MS- A professional position is available within the City of Hattiesburg’s Department of Urban Development, Planning Division, Hattiesburg, MS. The City serves a population of approximately 48,000 and comprises over 55 square miles within the corporate limits. The City is also the economic engine for the Greater Hattiesburg Area serving a population of 150,000 (MSA).Read More
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Applications due March 24.Read More
Slaughter and Associates is looking for a Urban planner with a Masters degree in City & Regional Planning.Read More
Jackson County is seeking applicants for a Planning Technician through Febuary 28, 2017.Read More
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium in collaboration with the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program are seeking proposals from coastal communities for technical assistance to address a priority need related to resilience. Communities that are ready to take action will form a team with local knowledge experts that can work with the Resilience Expert Team to produce realistic solutions. This approach promotes a dynamic resilience response to individual community needs while formalizing a process that is flexible and can be tailored to other situations and municipalities.Read More
Learn how to reach your city’s potential with today’s most effective tools and ideas
presented by the nation’s leading practitioners in an efficient two-day format.
You will have access to this rare collection of accomplished faculty,
as well as connect with other attendees who are community leaders facing similar challenges.
The relationships you build and the information you receive will permit you to enhance your community’s character,
use city building as an economic development tool,
and combat the specialization and professional silos that make city building a challenge in your community.
Congratulations to Ginger Maddox on her newly earned AICP!
Ginger Maddox is the Planning Division Manager for the City of Hattiesburg. She has been with the City of Hattiesburg since 2013. In addition to now being an AICP member, she is a Certified Floodplain Manager and an active member of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association, serving as the secretary of the Executive Committee.Read More
Matthew Hinton joined the City of Brandon as city planner in January 2017. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University, and a master’s degree in Community Planning from Auburn University. Matthew earned a certificate of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing from State before taking part in Auburn University’s Urban Studio Small Town Design Initiative. A native of Rankin County, he has returned home to Mississippi following three years of planning work in the Mobile, Alabama area. Matthew’s duties include code enforcement and zoning administration, as well as plan reviews and long-range planning.Read More
The City of Gulfport –Urban Development is seeking an individual for the position of full-time Planning Technician.Read More
Join Us for Part 1 and Share Your Local Knowledge Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College—
Every day, communities, agencies, and managers make choices about local infrastructure and resources. Climate tools can visualize impacts of heat, drought, flooding, and sea level rise and help you plan for a more resilient future. But, finding and choosing the right tool can be overwhelming.
We’re creating a new online decision-support tree to help—the first of its kind in the Gulf. To get started, we need your input to make the decision-support tree and website a success. During this half-day meeting, tell us about: 1) the impact of climate related issues important to your community, 2) how you are using climate tools/models, and 3) the features that will help you make better choices when using our new online decision-support tree. Free lunch provided
Harrison County is accepting applications for Planner I until Tuesday, November 29, 2016Read More
APA MS Southern Region presents "The Tiny House Movement and the Planner's Response" Friday November 18, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center in Hattiesburg.Read More