APA New Mexico
A Chapter of the American Planning Association
We will be posting information about 2022 APA conferences
as information becomes available.
We are starting to plan for APA-NM’s 2022 conference!
Let us know if you are interested in being a part of the conference
committee. Email Rachel Hertzman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or John Valdez (email@example.com).
Thank you to all presenters and attendees for making the APA-NM 2021 1-day Virtual Conference + Annual Meeting a success!
We will be posting materials (presenter slide decks and zoom/YouTube) within the next week.
QUESTIONS? Contact the Conference Co-Chairs, joni m palmer, PDO + Rachel Hertzman, Secretary
News & Updates
Housing needed for Afghan refugees: As a refugee resettlement agency, Lutheran Family Services (LFS) is assisting recently arrived Afghan refugees. Please contact Rachel Hertzman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a landlord and/or know of available housing to rent to recently arrived Afghan refugees. LFS can arrange the lease so clients are paying 3 months of rent upfront (or deposit, 1st and last month). Lease agreement is between the owner and refugee family, LFS is not a co-signer. LFS can provide a financial letter of support detailing benefit income and resettlement funds. POSTED 1/14/2022
UNM students presented their work at the conference on Wed. 3 November. If you would like to check out the presentation please click this link to watch the zoom presentation.
If you presented at the conference and would like to share your presentation with APA-NM members, please email me (share your files) and I will post asap!
Western Planner Seeks Your Planning Article! The December issue of Western Planner online journal will focus on Planning Law and Legal Issues.
Hey New Mexico planner: Perhaps you already have a paper, article or presentation that lends itself to this topic?
– Or you may wish to write about hands-on experiences and share it with the wider Western Planner audience?
– Or perhaps there is a story based upon a session at the upcoming November APAC3⋆21: Cross-Chapter Collaborative conference?
Western Planner articles can take the form of case studies, reports, overviews, interviews, opinion pieces, and more. Typical articles run up to 2000 words but can be shorter or longer, and are enhanced with graphics, photos or artwork.
The deadline for drafts is November 15th, after which the Western Planner editor and editorial board will review. Please contact Dan Pava email@example.com or 505-577-2319 for further information or to discuss your idea for an article.
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.
The UNM School of Architecture and Planning Fall Career Fair of 2021 will be an online event, there is no need to man a booth and take away from your firm members’ valuable time.
For this Career Fair we will be using the Handshake Platform in order to abide by FERPA student privacy requirements. The Handshake platform usually charges a fee to employers, but if signing on with UNM, it is free to post positionsdirected toward UNM students and recent graduates (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning ). Once you are on the platform the hiring process becomes more streamlined and efficient!
We will be having three informational onboarding sessions to help get you all on to Handshake and Introduce you to the new **Micro-Internship program. Please attend whichever of these sessions works best for you.
ZOOM | Password: UNM
If none of these fit within your schedule, please contact us and we can try to meet with you at another time convenient for you.
NOV 4 @ 4:00 PM
NOV 5 @ 9:00 AM
NOV 9 @ 11:30 AM
Visit our informational Miro Board for dates and more information. Also, feel free to email us with any further questions or concerns to Kristina Yu – firstname.lastname@example.org or Era Shae Brown – email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in one of the onboarding sessions!
Kristina Yu – Special Assistant to the Dean Careers | Internship
Shae Brown – M Arch 2022, Project Assistant
UNM Outreach Team
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
Western States Planning Conference A note about the conference, from Dan Pava, FAICP
The joint Arizona APA and Western Planner Conference was held 22-25 August at the Camelback Resort near Phoenix. Attendance hovered around 400 mostly in-person. About a quarter were out-of-state Western Planner registrants. Conference policy requested masks and social distancing as appropriate. Meeting rooms were set up to facilitate as such. Mitch Silver AICP President addressed the lunch keynote advocating for inclusivity and diversity in our planning efforts, drawing on examples while he was NYC Parks Commissioner. Tribal attorney Margo Hill addressed the second lunch plenary sharing her experiences growing up on the Spokane reservation. NM Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard attended and participated in both my and Meredeth’s panels. She seems to be very invested in planning and quite aware of APA New Mexico’s value advocating sound planning policies and practices. I would like to again thank the APA NM Board for being a sponsor and facilitating conference publicity. The conference was also set up to broadcast 16 virtual sessions, including law and ethics, that will be available until March 2022. Western Planner will hold a joint conference in 2022 with North and South Dakota, in Bismark.
Materials (agenda, zoom link, presenter PPTs, Info about CM credits) from the NMAPA Event: Navigating Local Cannabis Land Use Policies are located in the RESOURCES tab / AICP & CM Credits. WHEN: Wednesday, August 11th, 11:30-1:00pm WHERE: Zoom.
Jobs: Current openings
Check out the JOBS tabs (above/main menu) for more job [search] resources.
Please send job postings for the website to joni palmer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job – City of Albuquerque – Associate Planner – Entry Level: Apply here. POSTED 17 Dec. 2021
Join the team doing community planning throughout Albuquerque
Innovate with us to focus on equity measures and outcomes
Receive training and mentorship in public engagement and your subject matter of interest
Learn on the job how to be a city planner