Somers-Jaramillo + Associates President Leah Jaramillo is proud to have served on the International Association for Public Participation US Board of Directors (IAP2) for 6 years, finishing her third term as President in 2019. During this period of service, Leah has had the opportunity to lead and facilitate many consensus group decision-making processes. Leah’s affiliation with IAP2 USA provides the SJ+A team with a solid planning and public engagement foundation.

All SJ+A Public Involvement Managers completed IAP2’s Foundations in Public Participation and Strategies for Dealing with Opposition & Outrage training. We also stay engaged in the P2 community to stay up to date on best practices in the field.

SJ+A has helped plan a number of large events and regularly participates in the IAP2 North American Conference planning process. Leah has led two Conference planning committees as Co-Chair and currently volunteers on the 2021 IAP2 NAC conference planning committee as well.