President's Message

April 2020

Dear AEP Members,

I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy during this uncertain and confusing time.

As environmental professionals, we face constant challenges as we work for the well-being of our communities and our planet, and we continue to do so during this time. I hope this reminder will inspire you to maintain a positive outlook on this otherwise devastating situation. While we struggle to adjust to a new lifestyle involving working from home, homeschooling our kids, and more, I wanted to let you know that AEP is still here for you, and we are working diligently to restructure our events to reflect this new virtual world to continue to support and enhance your career.

Many of AEP’s State and local Chapter events will be held virtually until we are able to safely meet in person again. We encourage our members to connect with one another using the various web conferencing platforms that are available. Although this transition is an adjustment that may take time to become acquainted with, I encourage you to continue your involvement in State and local Chapter events!

Additionally, our 2020 State Conference in Yosemite has been rescheduled for November 8-11. We are also rescheduling the AEP Institute for later in the year, and our CEQA Essentials Workshop Series is scheduled to be held in late September or early October. AEP will communicate any additional updates that may arise.

Our Legal & Legislative Review Committee has been closely following updates from Governor Newsom’s office regarding COVID-19 in California, and will be relaying updates to our members via email. You may also monitor updates from the Governor’s office online.

As a professional organization, AEP is committed to supporting its members. The AEP State Board of Directors, your local Chapter Board, and even fellow members are excellent resources that are here for you during this time of adversity and economic uncertainty. Please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website for resources to maintain and grow as an environmental professional while following the CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Stay healthy and we will see you soon!

William Halligan, Esq.
AEP President

Updated: Apr 9, 2020, version 002, by Reid Walley