When the new Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners gathered for their induction ceremony at the APA National Conference in New Orleans, New Mexico, the Western Planner was well represented. For anyone who knows Dan Pava, FAICP, and/or Jim Strozier, FAICP, it is no surprise that both have achieved this distinguished milestone representing a feather in the cap of their long and illustrious planning careers. by John M. Valdez, AICP, and Brad Stebleton
As the Yankton County Planning & Zoning director, Pat Garrity has overseen the completion of the Dakota Plains grain terminal at Napa Junction, a big year for building permits and the contentious issue of CAFOs that promises to spill into the new year. And beyond county government, Garrity has dedicated himself to a much bigger cause — raising awareness of and prevention of suicide. It’s because of these many efforts that the Press & Dakotan has named Patrick Garrity its Newsmaker of the Year for 2017. by Rob Nielsen
Planning is a multidisciplinary subject. Much like the contents of a newspaper, it involves politics, economics, technology, business sometimes sports and very often opinion. It is challenging and interesting. Janette Sprenger talks about her experience in the Planning and Zoning office in Lawrence County.
At the 2017 Fall Conference-Partners in Progress, the Wyoming Planning Association announced the 2017 Planning Awards. The Annual Planning Awards recognize significant contributions pertaining to outstanding planners and planning programs in Wyoming. by Megan Nelms, AICP
An interview with one of the distinguished speakers at the 2014 WP/Utah APA Chapter Conference in Salt Lake City.
Cammarata was charged with building crucial buy-in while a committee worked diligently through 250 pages of code, word by word, over a period of ten months and 20 meetings. by Brett Walker, AICP
Dan Hanson serves as the planning and zoning administrator for the City of Brookings, a friendly college town, located in eastern South Dakota, half-hour west of the Minnesota border. Hanson is considered one of the most respected planners in the state, working on critical legislation and providing mentoring to fellow planners. by Neil Putnam
Angela Bordegaray discusses serving on local planning.