I thought some NCDDers would be interested to know that the Board of Directors of IAP2 (the International Association of Public Participation) announced on the 17th the approval of a new U.S. affiliate. IAP2 has been transitioning to a new “federation model” for the past 6 months or so, and an official U.S. affiliate (IAP2 USA) is an important step in that process.
A number of NCDD members who are also involved in IAP2 have been working on the affiliate application, including Tim Bonnemann, Nancy Glock-Grueneich, John Godec and Beth Offenbacker (among others). You can download the whole affiliate application here. Also – nominations for IAP2 USA board members are being accepted until December 3rd (more info here).
You can stay up to date on news about the new IAP2 USA affiliate by checking in at the interim public website for the affiliate at www.iap2usa.wordpress.com.
From the affiliate application, it looks like the plan for membership dues is to offer several options, including professional membership (individuals whose primary activities revolve around public participation) for $140/year, associate membership (for those whose P2 work is secondary) for $75, and student membership for $40.