President's Message

Los Angeles AEP Presidents Message Meghan Gibson 

Hello fellow Environmental Professionals, 

Many thanks for your interest in the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP). AEP is a non-profit organization of professionals working to improve their skills as environmental and resource managers. AEP is the preeminent professional organization focused on the environmental review process including CEQA, NEPA, and various evolving policies on the local, state, and national level. 

There are abundant benefits to becoming a member of AEP. Our popular biannual CEQA and NEPA Workshops provide updates regarding various components of CEQA and NEPA including recent court actions that influence how we approach document writing. The annual State Conference offers members an opportunity to hear leading speakers in the environmental field. Please consider attending the 2020 Conference . The annual conference was rescheduled to November 8 through 11 and will be virtual. Members receive discounts when attending workshops, conferences, and programs and often earn continuing education credits under AICP and MCLE. 

AEPs Legislative Committee closely tracks and responds to proposed CEQA legislation and provides information and guidance to AEP members. Members receive our annual CEQA Handbook, the comprehensively indexed go-to reference volume of environmental documents. Finally, the AEP website is a tremendous resource, providing information about upcoming programs, legislative updates, and job opportunities. 

The core of our efforts in LA County are dedicated to presenting educational, technical and social programs to help you grow as an environmental professional. For 2020, we have an exciting slate of events in-store, including:

  • Advanced CEQA Workshop

  • Mentor Roundtable events at local universities and colleges

  • CEQA Essentials Workshop

  • NEPA Essentials Workshop

  • AEP Institute

  • Legislative Update

  • Book Club

  • And much more!

*Out of an abundance of caution and a desire to prioritize the health and safety of our volunteers, attendees, and community, we are canceling or postponing as appropriate all LA-AEP chapter in-person events previously scheduled for  2020. We will keep you updated as the situation progresses and we are able to get back to scheduling events to benefit our members and our community.*

Please join us in making LA AEP and interactive and supportive organization. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation and encourage you to join our next event! 

Cheers,

Meghan Gibson

RECENT NEWS

Due to the ever-changing conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and taking into consideration the recommendations from local, state, and federal officials, upcoming in-person events have been postponed indefinitely.

The 2020 AEP State Conference is going virtual! 

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CEQA Training Opportunity - Cultural Resources Evaluation in CEQA

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Nov 1, 2020

2021 LA-AEP Board Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 LA-AEP Board will open November 1, 2020 and close November 30, 2020.