Geographic Region: The Cascade Chapter includes the state of Oregon and Southern Washington State (south of Vancouver, WA).
The Cascade Chapter was one of the first IAP2 chapters and has remained one of the largest and most active chapters. The chapter currently has 97 active members - making it the largest USA chapter.
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Chapter News and Events
The next meeting of the Cascade Chapter will be on Thursday August 26th. There will be a workshop committee planning meeting from 3-4 pm followed by an Executive Committee meeting from 4 – 5. The meetings are held at JLA Public Involvement, 1110 SE Alder Street, Suite 301 Portland, Oregon.
The agenda for the Executive Committee meeting will include:
1 – Report from Workshop committee
2 – PI Network for fall 2010; programs and dates
3 – PSU scholarship recipient David Ruelas (invited)
4 – US Affiliate planning
5 – Cascade Chapter awards discussion
Cascade Chapter of IAP2 Funds $5,000 Scholarship
The Cascade Chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), based in Portland, Oregon, has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to David Ruelas, a graduate student in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University (PSU).
David was raised in Los Angeles, CA and received a B.S. degree from the University of Southern California in Public Policy, Management and Planning. He then worked in Tucson, Arizona as a transportation planner for two years. Describing his personal experience with public involvement, David explained that as a child, he was asked to serve as a translator at a meeting to discuss a new freeway in his Latino neighborhood -- the meeting convener did not consider the language barrier.
The Cascade Chapter is the only IAP2 chapter in the international organization to establish such a scholarship to encourage a graduate student to focus his/her studies and career on public participation. This is the third year the scholarship has been offered.
Chapter president Jeanna Hall said, "Our chapter has been seeking ways to support the growth of public involvement as a profession. We are very pleased to develop a partnership with PSU to offer this scholarship. We congratulate David Ruelas on his commitment to inclusion of diverse populations in public participation.”
The Cascade Chapter of IAP2 has about 100 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington and is among the most active chapters in the US. The Cascade Chapter, whose founding members held the first chapter conference in 1992, hosts training and networking events and use the event proceeds to fund the scholarship.
CASCADE CHAPTER WORKSHOP: Public Meetings SOS - Navigating Minefields and Fending off Organized Hostility, December 10, 2009
Summary of workshop