I'm curious. For those of you who are involved in your state or metro area APA chapter, I've got a few questions.
- How active are you in the chapter?
- What types of regularly scheduled events does the chapter hold?
- Is there a chapter newsletter? If so, how often is it published?
- Are there any activities or events focused on career development (i.e. stuff for planning directors, young planners, etc)
I ask because when it comes to the above, my chapter is lacking, with the exception of a biennial conference and a Young Planners Group that is just getting off the ground. I've been perusing Massachusetts APA's website and they have way more going on than we do despite the fact that they are much smaller. I'm actually wondering if my chapter's size works against it; the metro area may simply be too large for a single chapter to function effectively. I'm also a member of Planners Network and oddly enough, the local chapter of this organization is equally dead in the water. Now, I'm active in both of these but am just one guy with limited time and resources here, so any thoughts on how I could galvanize people into action would be great.