Friday, August 6, 2010

LA APA Young Planners Group Programs

Young Planners Group Mentorship Series

The APA LA Young Planners Group is proud to kick off its Mentorship Series, which will be a 6 month series of small, intimate gatherings between new planners and some of LA's most experienced, progressive planning professionals! These events will provide new planning professionals an opportunity to ask questions, gain some helpful advice, and learn from the experience of these amazing mentors!

We would like to thank our July Mentor, Susan Healy Keene, AICP, Community Development Director for the City of Beverly Hills, and to all who attended and made it a memorable event!

Our August Mentor will be Steve Preston, FAICP, City Manager for the City of San Gabriel. During his career with the city of San Gabriel, he has overseen award winning efforts in the areas of general plan development, design, and planning for sustainability. Steve has served as the President of APA’s California Chapter and received the APA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000. He is also a part-time lecturer in the graduate planning programs at USC and Cal Poly Pomona and has served as a co-chair for the past five years of the UCLA Extension Land Use Law Conference.

We will be capping attendance at each mentorship event to 15 people in order to facilitate conversation with our mentors. Please go to to RSVP and we will contact you once selected! If we have reached our capacity of 15 people for this event, we will contact you for your availability to attend futre mentorship events or in case there are any last minute cancellations.

Young Planners Group Networking Mixer

Please save the date and join us for our networking mixer in Santa Monica at the World CafĂ© located at 2820 Main Street on Thursday, September 2 at 6 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other new planning professionals and find out how you can get involved with the Young Planners Group! To RSVP for the mixer, please contact Chris Newcome at

Young Planners Group Volunteer Programs

The LA APA Young Planners Group is now providing opportunities for our members to donate their time to worthy causes! Please join us in participating in one of three beach cleanups for Heal the Bay, a non-profit, environmental organization dedicated to keeping Southern California’s coastal waters clean and safe. This will be a fun way to get outside and get some sun, meet other new planning professionals, anddonate your time to a worthy cause! Please contact Jennifer Arizala at for information on how to participate for any of the following three cleanups at Santa Monica Beach, Tower 1550:
8/21/2010 at 9-11 am
9/25/2010 at 9-11 am
10/23/2010 at 9-11 am

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