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  1. Washington Chapter APA 2011 Survey Results Member Responses will be used to set goals for the WA APA Chapter and will help to define priority actions for the upcoming years

  2. In which Washington Chapter APA section do you live? 362 Responses 1421 Total Members

  3. How long have you been a member of WA APA? 2011 Survey Results General Membership

  4. Where do you work?

  5. Why did you join WA APA?

  6. With Washington Chapter APA's emphasis on continuing education, we are working to provide additional training for our members. What forms of training do you prefer?

  7. Which WA APA legislative issues are most important to your organization?

  8. Given the effect of the economic downtown on places planners are employed, what services could the Washington Chapter of the APA offer that would benefit your employer? • Online training/Continuing Education/Webcast Seminars at reduced rates • Research Tools • Funding/Securing Grants • Opportunities for advertising assistance/Reduced Rates • Job Listings/Job Opportunities • Analysis of new laws, legislation and guidelines for planners. • Outreach/Understand the importance of Planning to our state • Networking/learning from one another

  9. Given the effect of the economic downtown on the work we do and on the number of jobs for planners, what events, activities or training could the Washington Chapter of the APA offer that would benefit you? • The ability to post jobs on the website for free • Internship opportunities • Free or low cost training opportunities • Free or low cost networking opportunities • An increase in localized APA events • WA State legislative advocacy • Continued financial support for sections • Low cost or free AICP credits • Reducing the amount of AICP CM credits • Training for Sustainability planning

  10. If you were to consider volunteering with the WA APA, which sections and/or committees would you be interested in?

  11. Issues for Discussion at the Strategic Planning Retreat • Membership Benefits - services to members vs. non-members • Newsletter and other communication with the membership • Education needs and interests • Legislative platform and activities • Working with allied professions • New services needed • Various ways to involve members • Ways to expand services to Planning Commissioners • Future conferences – locations and formats

  12. Thank you • To all of our members who participated in the survey, your feedback is appreciated and will benefit the chapter during the Strategic Planning session. • Questions and Comments?