Innovation in Planning Panel Discussion at JSU October 17- Planning Month Event

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Jackson State University would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion comprised of local planners on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Location of the event is the 101 W. Capitol Street Building, Jackson State University (Downtown Campus).  Discussion will center around what cutting edge processes the panelists are using in their respective planning field.

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Job Opportunity: City of Greenwood, MS - Chief Administrative Officer

The City of Greenwood, MS is looking to fill a vacant Chief Administrative Officer position. This position was previously filled by a planner.  The CAO position is tasked with regular review of the recently updated Greenwood Comprehensive Plan along with overseeing the activities of all city departments as needed by the Mayor.  For more information please see the job description or contact Thomas Gregory.

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City Building Exchange November 15-17 in New Orleans

The CityBuilding Exchange is an intensive, two-day educational seminar that brings together the best consultants in their fields to address key issues affecting the economics and "quality of life" of cities. It is tailored for busy teams of community decision-makers from the government, corporate, economic development and institutional arenas. Participants can expect to emerge with the Why for change as well as the What and How of best-practices. Rated by past attendees as “an exceptional value” with “a wealth of reliable information and implementable strategies,” the agenda is top notch, the time commitment minimal and the cost incomparable. After-hours networking pairs learning and camaraderie with the unique experience and beautiful urbanism of New Orleans. 

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2017 APA MS Chapter Awards Call For Nominations

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.

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Workshop: ABCs of Community Flood Mitigation August 11, 2017 in Biloxi

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.

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Congratulations to new AICP Catherine Lee!

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.

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CITY OF TUSCALOOSA, AL - PLANNER OPENING Closes June 9

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.

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Job Opening - Senior Planner City of Hattiesburg

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). 

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Grant Opportunity

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.

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Request for Resilient Action- Technical Assistance for Coastal Communities

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.

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