WHERE: Roswell, New Mexico
WHEN: October 14th-16th, 2020
WHY: Because You’re a Planning Nerd

For the 1st time, New Mexico’s 4th largest city will host the APA-NM State Conference and we promise it will be out of this world!

Roswell is a dynamic city in the southeastern part of the state with a strong planning background. True, Roswell is synonymous with little green men and UFOs, which have shaped much of the city’s modern identity, but the City offers much more as well. Whether it is the trendy, super hipster downtown, the beautiful campus of New Mexico Military Institute, or outdoor recreation, Roswell is a vibrant community on the Pecos River. The City has a rich history of agriculture and transportation-related manufacturing, much of which is located in the former Walker Army Airbase (now called the Roswell Industrial Air Center).

The City adopted its Comprehensive Plan in 2016 and with it produced a Wayfinding Plan, Railroad District Metropolitan Redevelopment Plan, and Affordable Housing Plan. The City has truly shown that planning is important to its future.

This year’s conference will be held in October with events coordinated around the Roswell Jazz Festival. The City recently completed a renovation of its Convention Center, which will host some of the conference activities. Planning for mobile workshops and other events is in full swing.

Look for more details on the Roswell 2020 State Conference in the coming weeks and plan on joining us in October!

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