Fellow APA Iowa Members,

Don't forget, registration for the 2010 APA Iowa Annual Conference,
being held in cooperation with the APA Nebraska Chapter is open. This
year's conference, themed, "Sustainably Rebuilding the Heartland" will
be held from Wednesday, October 27th thru Friday, October 29th at the
Mid America Center in Council Bluffs.

The early registration deadline, which will afford you the cheapest
registration option is October 1st (online reservations must be made by
midnight or mailed registrations must be postmarked by that date).

The conference registration packet is available at
http://www.iowa-apa.org/events/confe...formation.html, and includes
the full conference schedule.

Highlights of the 2010 APA Iowa Annual Conference Include:

* Ability to earn up to 14.5 AICP Certification Maintenance
Credits (CM), including the required Law and Ethics credits

* Online Conference Registration is available with the use of a
credit card, by clicking here
<https://www.planning.org/ecommerce/c...nceDetails.asp
x?conferenceId=133> . Register by October 1, 2010 to get early bird
pricing. Online registrations must be received by October 15, 2010.

* Hotel Reservations are available at two hotels, to receive the
discounted rates, reservations must be made by September 26, 2010:

* Country Inn and Suites, 17 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA
51501, (712) 322-8282. This hotel is attached to the Mid America
Center, mention APA Iowa to receive the discounted rate of $89.99 per
night.

* Hilton Garden Inn, 2702 Mid American Drive, Council Bluffs, IA
51501, Phone (712) 309-9000. This hotel is attached to the Horseshoe
Casino and is within walking distance of the Mid America Center, mention
APA Iowa to receive the discounted rate of $89.00 per night.

* Four Mobile Workshops are planned, highlighting the exciting
changes occurring in the Council Bluffs/Omaha metro area, including
tours of the Aksarben Village in Omaha, Brownfield Redevelopment Tour,
Downtown Redevelopment Tour and a Bike Tour highlighting regional trail
planning efforts.

* Our keynote speaker Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, a Principal
with organicARCHITECT and acclaimed author of "Green Building and
Remodeling for Dummies" will share his story about not "why" we need to
go green, but "how" we can go green in his Detroit, Dallas & Despotism:
a 3D View of Sustainability presentation.

The conference registration packet, online conference registration and
hotel reservation are also available on the APA Iowa website,
www.iowa-apa.org. We look forward to seeing you all in Council Bluffs
from October 27th - 29th!

I look forward to seeing you all in Council Bluffs in October!
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David R. Wilwerding, AICP

President

American Planning Association - Iowa Chapter

6221 Merle Hay Road; P.O. Box 410

Johnston, IA 50131

Phone: 515-727-7775 - Fax: 515-727-7776

Cell: 515-333-7130

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Mark your Calendars!

APA Iowa Annual Conference

Sustainably Rebuilding the Heartland

October 27-29th, 2010

MidAmerica Center - Council Bluffs, Iowa