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Membership Survey!

As the new leadership team plans the next two years, we’d like your input. What initiatives do you want to see the Southwest Texas APA section take on? Interested in leading a committee? Let us know at through the membership survey here:

And, a last minute reminder: We hope to see you today, January 29th at our first section meeting of the year. We will be at Rudy’s BBQ in Selma (15560 IH-35 Frontage Road) at 11:30 a.m. Brian James from the City of Schertz will share all the city’s latest planning news.

Reminder: Section Meeting this Friday

Please join us this Friday, January 29 for the first section meeting of 2016! The guest speaker for this meeting is Brian James with the City of Schertz, who will present on current planning issues in his city.

See details and map below.

11:30 a.m. – January 29, 2016

Rudy’s BBQ

15560 IH-35 Frontage Road

The Texas Big Six – Make No Small Plans

Picture1The Texas Big Six – Make No Small Plans

Registration is now open!

Organized in a partnership between CAMPO and the Houston and Central Sections of the American Planning Association – Texas Chapter, the 2nd Biennial of the Texas Big Six Workshop is themed “Make No Small Plans.”  Each planning director from Texas’ six largest cities (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio) will be asked to discuss the “game changers” in their cities and regions that will improve or enhance that area’s transportation, housing, economic development, environment, public health, and culture. Each director will be asked how each of these planning areas will impact equity and resiliency by outlining a “top six” list associated with each of the big six subject areas. The event’s keynote speaker is Steve Cover, the Director of the Department of Community Planning, Housing, and Development in Arlington County, Virginia.

When: Friday, March 4, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Where: The Texas State Capitol, Capitol Auditorium – 1100 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701
Cost: Early-bird registration is available through February 5, 2016.  $25 for students, $55 for APA Members, $70 for Non-APA Members. After February 5, 2016, prices rise to $35 for students, $65 for APA Members, and $80 for Non-APA Members.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 will feature an evening happy hour with workshop attendees. This event will take place at III Forks Steakhouse at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Lavaca in Austin.
Friday, March 4, 2016 will feature the all-day event, tentatively scheduled from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Breakfast, a snack, and lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees on Friday.

Please feel free to forward this message and registration link to others.

Register For The Texas Big Six


If you are going to attend and would be interested in carpooling please email us at Be sure to indicate if you are willing to drive.

Section Meeting

Please join us on Friday, January 29 for the first section meeting of 2016! See details and map below.

11:30 a.m. – January 29, 2016

Rudy’s BBQ

15560 IH-35 Frontage Road