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Sponsorship Program

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

The Central Coast Section of the American Planning Association’s California Chapter (APACA) is pleased to announce the Annual Sponsorship Program, which provides an opportunity for agencies, firms, or individuals to support APA’s local events, activities and professional development opportunities. For a nominal annual donation, sponsors get a high level of exposure throughout the Central Coast and receive a number of great sponsor benefits! Submit a donation now using the online Sponsorship Form.

In order to continue to bring low-cost professional training and networking opportunities, THE CENTRAL COAST SECTION NEEDS YOUR HELP! This is the Central Coast Section’s only sponsorship program - a once a year campaign that allows the Section to serve our central coast planning community, planners, and students.

The American Planning Association is an independent, nonprofit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. The Central Coast Section serves three counties along the Central Coast; Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. The Central Coast Section brings professional development opportunities to planning professionals and students with programs, educational classes, and networking events that support professional success for planners throughout the Central Coast!

The Central Coast Section measures success by the successes of its members and the communities they serve. See page 2 of the Sponsorship Form or the bottom of this webpage to review the events and activities provided by the Central Coast Section in 2018. The Central Coast Section is working hard to develop programs for the section as well as connect with our peers at the state and national levels to ensure that our section is well represented in planning policy and legislative initiatives.

 

Annual sponsorships provide sponsors with the opportunity to support Central Coast Section events, receive “host” recognition at the annual Planning Awards Program, be featured on the Section’s website and e-blasts, receive verbal recognition at professional development and social events, and even receive complimentary tickets to the Section’s annual Planning Awards event.

 

We urge you to look over the Sponsorship Program's sponsorship options and thoughtfully consider supporting the Central Coast Section of APACA. You can make an important investment in the future of high-quality planning and professional networking! Central Coast APACA is a nonprofit entity and the sponsorship could be considered a business expense or a tax deduction. (Consult your tax professional for details). 

 

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

$1,500.00 Platinum Sponsor

  • Name & Logo on Central Coast APACA Website with website link
  • Name & Logo on Planning Awards Program
  • Name & Logo on every E-Blast
  • Two Tickets to the All-Day Central Coast Conference & Planning Awards Program

 

$1,000.00 Gold Sponsor

  • Name & Logo on Central Coast APACA Website with website link
  • Name & Logo on Planning Awards Program
  • Name & Logo on every E-Blast
  • Two Tickets to Planning Awards Program

 

$500 Friend to the Section

  • Name & Logo on Central Coast APACA Website with website link
  • Name & Logo on Planning Awards Program
  • One Ticket to Planning Awards Program

 

$250.00 Agency Friend (Only Public Agencies)

  • Name & Logo on Central Coast APACA Website with website link
  • Name & Logo on Planning Awards Program
  • One Ticket to Planning Awards Program

 

$100.00 Donation by Agency or Individual

  • Name and/or Logo on Planning Awards Program

 

2019-2020 CENTRAL COAST APACA HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 2019 APA CA Conference was hosted in the Central Coast Section in Santa Barbara, with a conference attendance of approximately 1,500 attendees. The Central Coast Section’s Membership Inclusion Officer was responsible for organizing this year’s Diversity Summit, held at the State Conference. The program was well received by attendees and was followed by a mixer at Dargan’s Pub in downtown Santa Barbara.
  • The SLO Subsection hosted it’s 4th Citizens Planning Academy.
  • We received $3,500 in sponsorships for 2019.
  • Clay Downing was elected as the Ventura County Subsection Director. Spencer Johnson, Tess Harris, Denice Thomas and Tanner Shelton were re-elected to remain on the Board for another term.
  • Paul Fields was appointed as Public Information Officer
  • Our Annual Awards Program on May 4th was a Casino Night benefiting the California Planning Foundation. The City of Oxnard’s submission "Power Struggle: How Oxnard Turned the Tide of California's Energy Future" won an Award of Excellence and went on to win an Award of Excellence at the 2019 APA California Conference. The next Central Coast Planning Awards program will be held on April 11th, 2020 in conjunction with Central Coast Planning Conference. 
  • Four APA members within the Central Coast Section passed their AICP Certification tests in the 2019 calendar year.
  • The Sub-sections hosted a variety of events across the three counties, including educational walking tours, trivia nights, and partnership events with other planning-related organizations. 

For any questions, please contact:

Rachel Raynor, Section Director, rcraynor@rrmdesign.com

Hollee King, AICP, Central Coast Events/Awards Officer, hollee@sitespacificplanning.com

 

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