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The 2021 Winter Quarterly Edition of the APA-NC Newsletter has been released! Be sure to check out our new features and highlights in the latest edition of the newsletter.
There is also news and updates from around North Carolina. From the coastline to the mountains, learn all about what's happening with APA-NC planners and colleagues across the state.
Want to let us know what is going on in your community or organization for our following newsletter? Tell us about new hires, retirements, any plans that have recently started, adopted projects, and how you are dealing with pandemic challenges, or whatever you think might be interesting to other planners and colleagues.
Then send in your entries to Paul Black and Jennifer Ganser. Feel free to send your entry in an email or for longer submissions, feel free to attach a Word or similar format document. We generally like to note "Submitted by ______ Jurisdiction," and we appreciate any accompanying images too.
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New Guidebook Available
New Guidebook Available for Preparing Impactful Plans on a Budget
Are you working to comply with the planning requirements of Chapter 160D? Are you interested in preparing an impactful community plan on a budget? Then you may be interested in a new resource from the UNC School of Government titled the PlanNC Guidebook: A Practitioner's Guide to Preparing Streamlined Community Plans. Developed especially to help smaller and lower-resourced communities in North Carolina comply with the planning requirements of Chapter 160D, the guidebook has broad applicability to any community that is trying to prepare a plan with limited resources.
The document presents a seven-step planning process, illustrates it with local examples, and provides sample worksheets for key tasks to help service providers deliver community plans more efficiently and effectively. A nice feature is that users can obtain "fillable" versions of all the worksheets and templates for use in their own planning projects, and also access videos that explain each of the seven steps. Built around a proven methodology and filled with practical tips, the Guidebook and associated materials will help anyone looking to deliver impactful community plans on a budget.