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Intermountain Chapter

IAP2 USA is an organization that leads, advances, and advocates for best practices in public participation. It is a community for people who believe good decisions can be made together. The IAP2 USA Intermountain Chapter serves Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming.


If you are interested in getting involved with this chapter please contact your State Representative (see Chapter Officers list). 

What is P2? 

IAP2 views public participation (P2) as any process that involves the public in problem solving or decision making and uses public input to make decisions.


Public Participation includes all aspects of identifying problems and opportunities, developing alternatives and making decisions. Public entities are increasingly bringing the people they serve into the decision-making process and that's where we, as P2 professionals, specialize. 

IAP2 Intermountain Chapter Scholarships

IAP2 Intermountain is pleased to announce that we have launched our  new scholarship program. The goals of the program are to build relationships with academic institutions throughout our five state region, introduce public participation as a profession to students while they are still taking classes, and create opportunities for employers to recruit talented young professionals. The scholarship program is an exciting new part of IAP2 Intermountain and will help the organization for years to come as more students join. 

Interested in applying? Contact Macey Mortimer for more information.

This year there are three scholarship winners. They will be involved in a variety of ways throughout the year, and we are looking forward to getting to know them as they join our team.

Meet Our Scholarship Winners!

Gina Zigar

Gold Scholarship Recipient

Gina is a current student at the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law in the Master of Legal Studies program. She also works full time as head of Human Resources and Business Operations at a Salt Lake City biomaterial company where she has been for several years. With personal interest in social justice and environmental reform, she is excited to participate and support IAP2 in any way she can as well as bring the ideas of IAP2 to her professional career. A transplant from Oregon, Gina currently lives in North Salt Lake with her husband, two children, and pets.


Michael Miller

Silver Scholarship Recipient

I am from South Jordan, Utah and am currently attending Brigham Young University. I am a sophomore working on a Communications major. Some of my hobbies include sports, especially soccer, and listening to podcasts. I served a two-year church mission in Singapore and Malaysia, so as a result I speak the Malay language. I am excited to be a part of IAP2 because it seems like a great way to learn more about how to help the public become involved in key issues.


Amanda Lau

Bronze Scholarship Recipient

My name is Amanda Lau, I’m from Orange County, CA and I am a graduate student at the University of Utah pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. Before that, I studied Strategic Communications at the U during my undergraduate years. I am a full-time graphic designer with the Salt Lake City Council Office, and I am also a contracted graphic designer for Salt Lake County. Academically, my interest is in sustainability for local government and professionally, my interest is in public outreach for diverse communities. I would love to combine both of my passions and grow as a public participation practitioner with the help of IAP2’s incredible team.

Internship Opportunities

We provide internship opportunities. If you are interested, apply now by clicking the apply now button below.

Meet out intern for Summer 2022 Sadika Khan. She is doing a masters in City and Metropolitan Planning. This Summer she helped us to:

  • design this website

  • create editorial calendar

  • edit and upload our meeting videos

  • edit our contact list

  • create a template for our newsletter


Sadika Khan

Intern Summer 2022

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