Networking Opportunities

MPA’s 30 annual events range in size from 20 to 400 attendees allowing members to network with a diverse group of individuals and leaders most important to business and individuals. Social relationships are the foundations of mutual trust which develops into partnerships. These partnerships allow  for cooperative projects and communication, furthering the goals of each individual.  Networking keeps you on the forefront of people’s minds. If people don’t see you, they forget about you.  Our meetings and events are well attended by an impressive group of people including elected officials, local governmental management and community leaders specifically in the real estate and land use industry.

Monthly Membership Breakfast

On the 3rd Friday of every month MPA hosts a breakfast open to the community. The event may be a panel discussion, a debate, a forum or simply a presentation. Topics range from policy, economic or community issues relevant to all industries. The membership is encouraged to contact the Programming Committee or MPA staff and submit their ideas for a topic. This event typically has 80-120 people in attendance and is an ideal way to network with community leaders, elected officials and colleagues.

***The MPA Membership Breakfast is a member benefit. As such, non-members may only attend 2 breakfasts as a non-member within a 12-month time period.***

Purchase prepaid breakfast vouchers HERE

Educational Events

MPA coordinates or partners with other organizations to create forums, seminars or Continuing Education courses for its membership. Sample topics have included P3, Sustainable Building, Certificate of Occupancy, ADA and more.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Public Policy Committee

This monthly event is exclusive to MPA members and provides an opportunity for members to get up close and personal with decision makers on key issues that may affect them. These are free events open to all member employees.

Lunch & Learn

MPA member hosts lunch at their office and showcase their services and educate other members on how it can benefit their business. Attendance is set by the host.

 

Mixers

mpa-postcardMPA helps its members to showcase their office space and projects while members mingle with each other and enjoy complimentary food and beverages.

 

Common Ground Awards Ceremony

MPA’s fall Common Ground recognizes community leaders, projects and events with successful collaboration for the overall benefit of the community.  Honoring more than 250 projects since 2004,  this event sells out annually with more than 400 attendees. Nominations are accepted throughout the entire month of May. Click HERE.

 

Wild Ride

This spring event provides the community an education in offering a ground-level view of the land use planning and development process, as well as the economic development of a particular community or industry. 150-300 event attendees include elected officials, government staff, business leaders and community activists. Each attendee receives a booklet on the event day to use as a future reference guide. Click HERE.