Western Planner

www.westernplanner.org

Western Planner Resources Mission Statement

The Western Planner’s mission is to provide a network of information and education about the unique aspects of planning in the West.  WP’s goal is to unite planning professionals who are separated by the expanses of the open plains.  Our organization has a strong set of traditions and values that guide this commitment to a professional network.

We encourage you to browse the site and get involved in Western Planner Resources.

Western Planner Resources Overview

WPR is an affiliation of thirteen Western state planning associations.  The journal has over 1,200 readers in the states of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington.  The Board meets twice a year, at the summer conference and in the winter at a specified location.

The goal of WPR is to serve as a network for planning professionals and citizen planners who are separated by the expanses of the open plains.  The WPR organization has a strong set of traditions and values that guide this commitment to a professional network.

Western Planner Publication

The state representatives and editorial board members volunteer their time and efforts to produce a journal that concentrates on planning issues in the West, known as the Western Planner (WP). WP comes out five times a year.  The current WP Editor is Rachel Girt, who may be contacted by email: rachel@girtcommunications.com.

Western Planner Annual Conference

The annual Western Planner conference provides much opportunity for planners to get together, talk about Western planning issues, and have a good time.  The annual conference is also a large part of the WPR budget.  Each conference is held in a different location every year in order to allow all of the organizations and states involved with the WPR to be involved with the Western Planners Conference.