Welcome to the Cascade Chapter!

The Cascade Chapter serves the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington. We were one of the first official chapters of IAP2 and remain highly active with networking events, trainings, and regional conferences for advancing our knowledge, skills, and abilities for best practice, ethical public participation.

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NEW! Community Capacity Grant

IAP2 Cascade is now offering Community Capacity Grants!

Purpose: To reduce barriers to increasing capacity for mutually beneficial partnerships that are implemented in a way that bypasses agency bureaucracy to support high quality, culturally relevant work with community partners in Oregon and SW Washington.

Open to: IAP2 members or those partnering with IAP2 Cascade Chapter members

Applications open: Sept 9 – Nov 15, 2019

Amount available: $3000 (up $1000 per project)


1/2 sheet flyer to print and share: IAP2 Cascade_grant half sheet_2019.pdf

APPLICATION FORM: IAP2 Cascade_Community_Capacity_Grant_Application_2019_fillable.pdf

Application evaluation rubric (for applicant reference): Community_Capacity_GrantRubric_IAP2_082019.pdf



The Cascade Chapter of IAP2 USA is committed to advancing social and racial equity by supporting and elevating public involvement professionals and work that is equitable in processes and outcomes. To accomplish this, IAP2 applies an equity lens across its organizational functions and obliges to the following credos:

Organizational Culture

Our chapter will foster an organizational culture that positions equity at the core of all that it does.

Organizational Capacity

We will build our capacity to do this work by developing our shared knowledge and skills.

Auditing our Practices

We will evaluate our policies and practices through an equity lens.

Collaborative Development

We commit to working with the community and with our members to continue to elevate and advance this work.

Diversifying Membership

We will recruit, support, and promote the leadership of a diverse membership and practitioners.

2018 PI Works Conference

2018 Award Winners

We present awards during our conference to highlight organizations, projects, and individuals that are providing exceptional public outreach. This year's winners are no exception, who embody IAP2’s core values in public involvement. Please congratulate them all (and learn more about their projects)!

Wantland Award for Service - Doug Zenn

Best Research Project – Coalition of Communities of Color: Leading With Race: Research Justice in Washington County 

Best Planning Project – Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) People’s Plan

Best Organization Award – Camas School District: All Student Wellness Program

Respect for Diversity, Inclusion & Culture – Ripple Planning: Queets Village Relocation Plan: A Community Vision for a Safe Future Queets

Honorable Mention: Research Project – Metro Regional Government: Metro Mosaic Communities of Color

Honorable Mention: Respect for Diversity, Inclusion & Culture – City of Eugene Parks & Recreation Facilities Planning

Chapter Executive Committee

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