President’s Message: August 2022

We haven’t slowed down for summer. Following our July Board retreat, we’re in the thick of planning a dynamic in-person Fall Conference, next year’s Mentor Program, and events focused on advocacy as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion. In July, I visited St. Simons Island for ITE’s Summer Seminar. It’s a jam-packed event combining technical sessions (including plenty of planning and policy related topics) and fun on the beach. GDOT and FHWA reviewed the impacts of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on funding for the state, including funds directly available to local governments – a topic that we’re going to highlight with APA staff at the fall conference. Make sure September 14-16 is on your calendar! And, don’t forget to nominate local, state, or federal officials who stand up for planning for our Distinguished Leadership Award. We want to recognize our partners at all levels. 

Is your contact info up to date? APA manages our membership accounts. If it’s been a minute, please visit the APA website and update your profile.

Have a knack for numbers? We’re recruiting Finance Committee members. Email me or Sidney Douse if you’re interested in finding out more.

Thank you for all that you do.

Yours in service,
Whitney Shephard, PE
President of the Georgia Chapter of APA

ITE President Christina Barry and GPA President Whitney Shephard at ITE Summer Seminar.

GPA Board Retreat 2022