Thursday, October 7, 2010

The YPG Mentorship Series October

The APA LA Young Planners Group Mentorship Series is a six-month series of intimate gatherings between new planners and some of LA's most experienced, progressive planning professionals. These events will provide attendees an opportunity to ask questions, gain helpful advice, and learn from the experiences of these amazing mentors.

We would like to thank our September mentor, Amy Bodek, AICP, Director of Developemnt Services for the City of Long Beach and all who attended and made it a memorable event!

Our October mentor will be Karen Warner, AICP, Principal, Karen Warner Associates, Inc. Ms. Warner is a consultant offering over 20 years of experience in providing housing policy services to municipal clients. She has extensive experience in preparing a variety of housing-related studies, including:
·        Housing Elements
·        Affordable Housing Strategies
·        Redevelopment Implementation Plans
·        Federal Consolidated Plans and Fair Housing analyses
·        Inclusionary housing studies and various other housing incentive ordinances.  
Ms. Warner has authored nearly 100 housing elements in a wide variety of jurisdictions throughout the state, and enjoys the challenge of working with communities to develop strategies to address their regional housing needs.      

Prior to starting her own firm in 2002, Ms. Warner served as the director of Housing Programs for Cotton/Bridges/Associates for 15 years. She holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning from UCLA, and a Bachelors degree in Economics and Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara.

When: Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 pm (formal discussion will begin at 7 PM)
Where: Pasadena - Venue TBD
We will be capping each mentorship event at 15 people to facilitate conversation with our mentors. In order to RSVP, you will need to go to
and fill out the YPG Mentorship Series Form.  After completing this form, you will receive an email informing you whether or you have been selected within 1-2 weeks. If we have reached our capacity for this event, we will contact you for your availability to attend future mentorship events or in case of any cancellations.

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