APA New Mexico
A Chapter of the American Planning Association
You can still REGISTER for the conference! Once again, APA-NM is collaborating with our Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas partners to put on a regionalconference event. The conference is a hybrid event (both on-site in Fort Worth and virtual) on November 1st – 3rd. Check-out the program: there will be APA-NM members presenting at the conference!
*APA-NM will also host a one-day event on Friday 10 December to complement the Cross-Chapter Collaborative Conference.
REGISTER for the APA-NM 2021 1-day Virtual Conference + Annual Meeting, “Emerging Trends: Planning in NM, in a [post-] pandemic world” WHEN: Friday 10 December 2021; 8:45 am – 6 pm | Virtual or Covid-Safe Social Hour: 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us at George Pearl Hall [Rooms 133 and 135] for broadcasting of sessions, or to just come by and say hello. Please abide by UNM Covid protocols.
CALL FOR SESSIONS: Deadline to submit: Friday 5 November at 5 pm via google forms (see linked doc for information)
Melanie Stansbury is our Plenary Speaker! Preliminary Program will be posted soon.
Please note: APA-NM is still participating in the APC3*21 Regional Conference.
QUESTIONS? Contact the Conference Co-Chairs, joni m palmer, PDO + Rachel Hertzman, Secretary
News & Updates
AICP Exam Pass Rates: I received a listing of state pass rates from Samantha Morse, the newly installed APA Leadership Associate. Here are the pass rates for NM and our neighboring states: AZ 69.20%; CO 71.40%; NM 43%; TX 45.30%. Let me [firstname.lastname@example.org] know if you have any thoughts about our pass rate, ideas for assisting AICP exam takers, etc.
AICP Panel: I am hoping to put together a panel (Zoom only), “Why and How AICP?” this fall: Please let me know if you are interested in participating. I am imagining this panel as a way to: 1) introduce current students to AICP (at UNM, NMSU, WNMU), with panelists discussing why they took the exam and what it has meant to their careers, and 2) offer advice to early career planners who are considering taking (or not taking) the exam. If you are interested in being a panelist, please email me at email@example.com
What are you seeing, reading, experiencing that inspires you/your practice?. Send me an email with the following: High res photo; Caption (with date, location, if appropriate) with a KEYWORD (e.g., TRANSPORTATION PLANNING), and credit the image; 50 word description (with link, if appropriate); Include your name, affiliation, etc. if you so desire
*Student members encouraged to participate, too 😊
I will gather and post on a rotating basis on the APA-NM website. Let’s share, and inspire each other!
Do you have an event to share? Please send info to joni palmer: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in recordings or other information about past events, please contact email@example.com or the event coordinator.
Bike Thru Burque Week: October 9-17
Features a range of virtual activities—including a riding competition, scavenger hunt, and photo contest. Any time you participate means more change to win prizes— and you can also visit one of the pop-up events for more chances to win prizes. and pop-up events. More than anything, it’s just about getting people to go out and ride a bicycle.
Please consider “committing to ride” on our website (www.bikethruburque.com). By doing so, you automatically get entered into a raffle for gift cards, bike tune up vouchers, t-shirts, and more. A lot of places around town are offering discounts as well, including $1 off pints at various breweries (see the website for more info).
Bike-in-Coffee: Oct 9 – 10 AM to Noon
Boxing Bear Brewing West Downtown Taproom: Saturday, Oct 9 – 4:30-6:30 PM
Bike-in-Coffee: Oct 10 – 10 AM to Noon
Steel Bender Brewyard: Sunday, Oct 10 – 4:30-6:30 PM
Mid-Region Council of Governments (Downtown Albuquerque): October 12 – Noon to 1 PM
Canteen Brewhouse (2381 Aztec Rd NE): Friday, Oct 15 – 4:30-6:30 PM
Bike-in-Coffee: Oct 16 – 10 AM to Noon
High and Dry Brewing: Saturday, Oct 16 – 4:30-6:30 PM