Ralph Willmer Named AICP Ethics Officer

Longtime APA member Ralph Willmer, FAICP, has been hired as the new AICP Ethics Officer following the retirement of Jim Peters, FAICP.

Willmer's career as a planner has shown breadth across the varied world of planning, including both private and public practice. Most recently, he retired from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston.

Ralph Wilmer, FAICP, AICP Ethics Officer

Ralph Wilmer, FAICP, AICP Ethics Officer

Willmer has been an active and engaged member of APA including serving on the APA Board of Directors, as APA Massachusetts Chapter president and chapter professional development officer, and as chair of APA's Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division.

Additionally, he also serves as a site visitor for the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). Beyond his involvement with APA, Willmer also comes with high recommendations from respected Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners members.

He steps into this role with enthusiasm:

"I am pleased to take on the role of AICP Ethics Officer. I want to thank Jim Peters for his years of service in this role and assistance in the transition. I look forward to helping AICP-certified members as they navigate their way through the AICP Code of Ethics."

The AICP Ethics Officer plays a vital role in the organization's upholding and enforcement of its ethics code. Ethics in practice among planners is a priority for AICP. Members are not only required to acknowledge and embrace the AICP Code of Ethics but ongoing education for all members includes a requirement to keep current with ethics issues and how they apply to the planning environment today.

To reach Willmer or make an ethics complaint use the AICP Ethical Conduct Complaint Form. For informal advice, please call: 312-786-6360.

August 23, 2022