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IAP2 Georgia Kick-Off: August 5 in Atlanta, GA

Welcome to Georgia!

Welcome to Georgia!” by kenlund is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Great news, everyone! After a year of prep work, our IAP2 Georgia chapter is starting to re-emerge.

A small group of long-time public participation enthusiasts in the greater Atlanta, Georgia metro area have decided that the time is right to revive the local chapter there, which went inactive and eventually shut down about eight years ago. Over the next six to twelve months, the team plans to first get a basic level of activity going again in Atlanta, and then from there quickly grow the chapter into a viable hub strong enough to serve the public participation community across the entire Peach State.

You’re invited to help kick things off:

IAP2 Georgia Kick-Off Mixer
Wednesday, August 5
Venue to be determined (central Atlanta)
Atlanta, GA
RSVP via Eventbrite

If you have friends or colleagues in the region who might be interested, please share this opportunity and encourage them to register.

For updates, please follow IAP2 Georgia on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

The kick-off event takes place alongside the 2015 EPA Community Involvement Training Conference, which will bring into town several hundred practitioners, including a number of current and former Board members of IAP2 USA and a few IAP2 Licensed Trainers from Canada and the United States.

We checked in with David Hovde, President of IAP2 USA, who had this to say: “I hope that you’re as excited about this development as I am! If you’re in the neighborhood, you should check it out. I know you’ll be welcomed with open arms!”

The first ten people have signed up. Hope to see you there!