The 2016 AEP Conference in San Diego was HUGE Success! Over 500 AEP members embarked on the City for four days in April and experienced dynamic environmental educational sessions, mobile workshops, fantastic networking and fabulous events. This year’s conference focus was Cities in Transition. These transitions are the result of many things including changing job markets, the need and shift for more sustainable development, varying trends in the housing market, new legislation requiring processes to be streamlined while still addressing the environmental impacts of new and adaptive reuse development and climate change.
There were over 40 diverse educational sessions focusing on topics related to Air Resources, Conservation Planning/Mitigation Banking, CEQA Transitions Earth, Water and Fire and Jurisdictions in Transition. Conference attendees can access available presentations using the username/password provided by e-mail.
2016 Annual Awards Banquet
The Awards Lunch honored the best of 2015 in the environmental industry. Additional highlights of the event were special honors to our past state board members that serve so loyally for over 30 years between them. A special thank you to long-time outgoing President, Gene Talmadge, for all of his years as President and Roger Turner for is many years as NAEP Liaison, Awards Chair, and Publications Chair.
We sincerely want to thank all of the attendees for choosing to attend the 2016 conference. Our heartfelt appreciation and thanks also goes to over 40 sponsors and exhibitors who helped make this conference possible. We would also like to thank the conference committee members, students, keynote speakers, panelists, and everyone else who graciously dedicated their time and energy to making this a wonderful conference.
Marilyn R.F. Ponseggi
City of Chula Vista