The Long Island Association of Professional Geologists (LIAPG) is a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the professional and business needs of geologists located in the Long Island / Metro New York area.
The Goals and Mission of the LIAPG:
Provide a forum for geologists in the Long Island area to address professional, legal, economic, and social aspects of geological practice.
Solicit opinions, professional and financial support, public action, and other measures deemed necessary by LIAPG to foster the interests of geologists and the public, and to provide input to Federal, State, and local government agencies engaged in the regulation of the practice of geology or professional services affecting the geological professions.
Support geologic education in primary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities in LIAPG's coverage area.
Create continuing education opportunities for professional geologists.
Assist geologists in establishing professionally recognized qualifications by supporting professional licensing and certification, professional education and development, and by supporting the standards of professional practice of recognized national and local geologist organizations (including AIPG, NYSCPG, AEG, etc.).
Develop cooperation and communication with national and state geological organizations, supporting mutual goals, joint meetings, professional development, and legislative initiatives.
As referenced in our NYS Not-For-Profit Certificate of Incorporation (501 (c) (6)) and in our ByLaws, LIAPG, Inc. supports a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization where all members, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity in all our activities, meetings, and special events. We support the active participation of all members in our Board meetings, and encourage diversity on our Board of Directors. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We are committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion within the entire Geosciences community, with goals for maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all within our profession.