Hello Iowa Planners! I just wanted to take a minute to remind
everyone about the Iowa APA Annual Conference coming up on Thursday,
November 2nd and Friday, November 3rd in Iowa City. The conference
registration brochure has been posted on the IAPA website at www.iowa-
apa.org.

The conference planning committee has been working hard to put
together a great program and it is shaping up to be an outstanding
conference. The program includes an opening reception and IAPA awards
ceremony in the recently renovated Old Capitol, mobile workshops at
The Peninsula and Iowa River Landing projects, and conference
sessions covering a broad range of topics. The keynote speaker is Don
Brandes, Jr. Don is a nationally recognized and award-winning planner
and landscape architect and the founder and president of Design
Studios West, Inc. (DSW) in Denver, Colorado. I am sure you will
enjoy Don's observations and experiences.

If you have any questions regarding this year's conference, please do
not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you all at the
conference in November!

ecj

Eric C. Jensen, AICP
President, Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association
Development Administrator
Planning and Building Department
City of Ankeny
220 West First Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023-1751

Office: (515) 963-3547
Fax: (515) 963-3535
Mobile: (515) 208-4679
email: ejensen (AT) ci (DOT) ankeny.ia.us