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Say Hello to the new face of APA Utah Chapter Communications

June 19, 2020 by Ryan Wallace
APA Utah, Policy/Legislative

We hope that you have noticed the significant changes that have been occurring to the way APA Utah communicates with chapter membership. These changes are in response to what we heard in surveys filled out by chapter membership in 2019 – that many members felt that the website was outdated, communication was sporadic, and that the Listserv was the best way to communicate with other planners. Those of you who joined with us in Moab for Spring Conference got to see the beta version of the updated website as we were still working through some of the final details. Thank you for bearing with us during some of the glitches which accompany a major communication refresh such as this.  

We knew that we could be providing more value to chapter members, so we undertook the process to overhaul the communication within APA Utah with the focus on maintaining existing strengths and expanding into new areas of potential value to chapter members. As we have seen during the pandemic outbreak, communication is more important than ever, and the Chapter Executive Committee is committed to creating a meaningful and transparent communication of chapter operations and opportunities.  

What can we expect moving forward? If you haven’t done so already, please visit the new website (www.apautah.org/) which has been rebuilt from the ground up to be more secure, easier to navigate and which focused on content you requested. If you haven’t been following us on social media, please visit our updated Instagram and Twitter accounts, and follow APA Utah for updates, stories and news. Please check to make sure that your email address is correct, because you can expect biweekly emails featuring with recent articles, events, original content, and spotlight features of chapter members. Visit www.planning.org/membership/faq/ to update your contact information. As always, please continue asking great questions and providing answers via the Listserv. If you aren’t receiving the Listserv emails you can sign up again on the website.

In order for these changes to realize their greatest potential impact, we need each of you to participate and contribute to the conversation of planning in Utah. We invite all of you to visit the new website, follow APA Utah on social media, and consider one way in 2020 that you can contribute to chapter. Feel free to reach out to Michael if you would like to participate in providing future content.  

Next time you interact with Judi Pickell and Michael Malloy be sure to thank them for what they are doing to deliver this content to you. Judi, Michael, the Chapter Executive Committee and Nate Gibby from Serfwerks, have been instrumental to getting the chapter communications update to where it is today, and will continue to provide relevant, timely stories and information moving forward.