President's Message

Fall 2019

Happy Fall to you all. I just wanted to update our members on what AEP has been up to over the last several months. 

Our NEPA Essentials Workshops was recently held at various locations around the state. Over 100 environmental professionals were updated on the fundamentals of NEPA.

Planning is underway for the 2020 Conference to be held in Yosemite at the Tenaya Lodge, April 19th through April 22nd. AEP is actively seeking sponsors for the 2020 conference. If you would like to showcase your services to over 400 environmental professionals, then this is the best way to get your brand exposed! Online registration and hotel reservations are open. Please make your arrangements early as the hotel is expected to sell-out. More Information is available in this issue of the EM and at 

Registration is now available for our annual CEQA Essentials workshops to be held at 12 locations around the state. The CEQA Essentials Workshop always held in late October/early November is designed for the Beginning/Intermediate practitioner. Don’t miss this great educational opportunity and for more information please refer to the flyer in this edition of the EM or go to 

AEP State BOD Elections for three positions will take place this month. Please take the time to vote for your AEP leadership!

I hope that you continue to enjoy and appreciate the benefits and services that AEP provides and the efforts of the Board to keep the organization improving. We strive to keep our members updated with the most current information in the environmental profession as well offer numerous trainings to make your careers more fulfilling and rewarding. All of AEP programs are AICP & MCLE certified.

If you would like to get more involved with AEP, we have many opportunities at the local and state levels. We also welcome input and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to talk any chapter or state board member if you have comments on the organization or questions on involvement.

AEP is celebrating 45 fabulous years supporting the environment! AEP was founded in the State of California in 1974 and held its first organization wide meeting of members in Palo Alto, California on the Stanford University campus. At that meeting the first directors and officers were elected and by-laws adopted. We have grown to nine chapters across the State and over 1,700 members. We appreciate your continued dedication to AEP and thank you for being a member! 


William Halligan, Esq.
AEP President