Southwest Section

Home » 2017 » September

Monthly Archives: September 2017

Advertisements

Historic Homeowner Fair this Saturday

The 9th Annual Historic Homeowner Fair will be this Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Pearl Stable.

The Historic Homeowner Fair (HHF) is a free, annual event hosted by the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation and co-sponsored by SWTX-APA. It is designed to bring together owners of aging and historic homes with local professionals, services, products, and solutions and to educate homeowners about caring for and maintaining their properties. In addition to an Exhibitor Hall of local contractors and preservation organizations, the HHF provides educational sessions and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day which cover a wide array of topics including wood window repair, securing financing for a project, and even landscaping.

The fair runs from 10 am – 3:30 pm. The HHF is free and open to the public. You don’t have to live in a historic district to attend!

4.0 AICP Credits Available!

Advertisements

Congratulations New Officers!

The election results are in!  Congratulations to our new and returning SWTX-APA 2018/ 2019 Section Officers!

Director – Rebecca Pacini, AICP
Assistant Director – Christopher Lazaro
Treasurer – Krystin Ramirez
Secretary – Heather Yost McCallister
Professional Development Officer – John Osten, AICP

The new board members will assume office following the TX-APA Chapter Conference on November 1-3 in Frisco.

Thanks to all of the candidates who ran for a position in this year’s election.  The Section is always in need of dedicated volunteers so we hope that everyone who ran will stay involved.

A special thanks to the outgoing board members.  Thank you for your service over the past 2+ years.  It has been a pleasure working with you all and I am very proud of what we accomplished including a very successful Chapter Conference, our first ever Mayoral Forum, the Housing Summit, and numerous other social and professional development events that were provided for our members.   Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!

Sofia Lopez, Assistant Director
Krystin Ramirez, Treasurer
Kristin Flores, Secretary
John Osten, AICP, Professional Development Officer
Jacob Floyd, AICP, Public Information Officer
Rudy Nino, Jr., AICP, Immediate Past Director

Sincerely,

Michael Taylor, AICP
2016/ 2017 SWTX-APA Director

 

REMINDER: Fall Law & Ethics Webinar Series Starts Friday

Looking for an opportunity to earn those coveted Law and Ethics CM credits?  Join SWTX-APA this fall for our Fall Law & Ethics Webinar Series!

SWTX-APA will host group viewing events in September and October using APA’s approved On Demand Courses.  We’ll be showing the ‘2017 Planning Law Review’ and ‘Ethics and the Digital World’ webinars.  These are full of content that will benefit AICP certified planners, planners studying for their AICP exam and planners just starting out.

Dates and times are below.  Both courses will be held at the City of San Antonio’s Planning, Housing, and Sustainability office located at 1400 South Flores, 78204 in the Main Conference Room.

Brief section meetings will be held while we are getting the show up and running.

2017 Planning Law Review
Friday, September 22
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Approved for 1.5 CM Law Credits

Ethics and the Digital World
Friday, October 6
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Approved for 1.5 CM Ethics Credits

Lunch will not be provided so please feel free to bring your own.

Fall Law & Ethics Webinar Series

Looking for an opportunity to earn those coveted Law and Ethics CM credits?  Join SWTX-APA this fall for our Fall Law & Ethics Webinar Series!

SWTX-APA will host group viewing events in September and October using APA’s approved On Demand Courses.  We’ll be showing the ‘2017 Planning Law Review’ and ‘Ethics and the Digital World’ webinars.  These are full of content that will benefit AICP certified planners, planners studying for their AICP exam and planners just starting out.

Dates and times are below.  Both courses will be held at the City of San Antonio’s Planning, Housing, and Sustainability office located at 1400 South Flores, 78204 in the Main Conference Room.

Brief section meetings will be held while we are getting the show up and running.

2017 Planning Law Review
Friday, September 22
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Approved for 1.5 CM Law Credits

Ethics and the Digital World
Friday, October 6
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Approved for 1.5 CM Ethics Credits

Lunch will not be provided so please feel free to bring your own.

Living Heritage Symposium

Remember to register your CM Credits if you’re attending the Living Heritage Symposium, September 7-8. The event is listed on the APA’s events page here: https://www.planning.org/events/eventmulti/9131356/

REMINDER: Support UTSA Urban and Regional Planning Program Accreditation!

Calling on all UTSA URP program alumni and supporters!  The graduate planning program at the University of Texas at San Antonio is currently preparing to be reviewed for accreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). As part of their review, PAB will be accepting consolidated comments from the SWTX-APA membership.

Please send specific examples of interactions between you and/ or your employer and the URP program, faculty, and staff to MichaelT@HabitatSA.org by September 13.  We will include these examples in a consolidated letter of support from SWTX-APA.  This is your opportunity to show your support for the URP program and the great work they are doing educating and training planners!