President's Message - Summer 2022

We hope you are all enjoying your Summer as we all continue to navigate through living and working through COVID-19 and the various variants.

In June AEP held the first in-person AEP Institute in 2 years. The Institute focused topic was on CEQA Air Quality, GHG Analysis, Carbon Offsets and Environmental Justice. Over 75 attendees were present at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, June 3rd. This program was recorded and is available to our members if you were unable to attend in person.

Our AEP “How to Write an EIR” webinar on Thursday, July 28 was a huge success with over 200 attendees. If you are interested and missed the webinar, we also have this available at www.califaep.org for purchase.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming NEPA Essentials Virtual Workshop, Thursday, September 22nd. Registration and agenda information is available in this edition of the EM and also at www.califaep.org.

The AEP 2023 Conference Committee is excited to host next year’s conference at the beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek, April 23-26, 2026. Deadline for AEP 2023 Call for Presentations is September 30th. We look forward to hearing from our members and reviewing abstracts for next year’s conference. Sponsorships and registration are also open on www.califaep.org. Don’t forget to book your room early as we do anticipate that this conference will be a sell-out.

Plans are already underway for our AEP 2022 CEQA Essential Workshops held across the state. The CEQA Essentials Workshops will be held in person at the end of October/beginning of November. Information will be available on www.califaep.org in September.

The AEP Podcast Chronicles has 18 podcasts and over 1,000 downloads! To get involved and/or provide ideas, connect with our AEP Podcast Chair Laurel Glass Lees at Laurelglass@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to support your local AEP chapter! Our chapters are busy providing virtual and onsite meetings and social events to keep our members engaged.

Our membership is what makes AEP the organization that it is today. We are over 2090 members strong! I would like to take this time to thank each of you for your continued support of our organization and applaud the great job each of you does every day. 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.

Sincerely,

William Halligan, Esq.
AEP President