APA Chapter, Division, and Student Elections

2020 Consolidated Leadership Elections

Elections are underway for APA Chapter, Division, and Student Representatives Council

Balloting is now open through August 17. APA has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems to administer the 2020 APA consolidated election. To assure your election specific broadcast email arrives safely in your inbox on July 16-17, 2020 simply add noreply@directvote.net as an approved sender.

Participating chapters are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York Metro, New York Upstate, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington.

Participating divisions are: County Planning; Economic Development; Environment, Natural Resources and Energy; Federal Planning; International; Planning and the Black Community; Planning and Law; Regional and Intergovernmental Planning; Small Town and Rural Planning; Transportation Planning; and Urban Design and Preservation.

Student Representatives Council leader positions open are: Student Representatives Council Region 1 Representative, Student Representatives Council Region 5, and Student Representatives Council Region 6 Representative.

View APA's Electoral Regions

If you have questions, email getinvolved@planning.org.


2020 Election Timeline
February 3 Chapters/Divisions notice of participation and submit checklist form to staff
March 2 Begin the Call for Nominations
April 24 Firm deadline for submission of names of potential nominated candidates
April 24 Firm deadline for receiving electronic position statements of all potential nominated candidates
June 2 Member list for ballot distribution is prepared, for members eligible to vote in the election
July 1 Firm deadline for receiving petition candidates (for those that have a petition process in place), and their position statements/bios
July 16 Ballots available online; reminders emailed to all chapter/division members
Late-July Email reminders sent to those members who have not yet voted
Early August Email reminders sent to those members who have not yet voted
August 17 Firm deadline for receipt of ballots from membership
August 21 Survey Ballot Systems certifies election results and prepares report to National for dissemination to Chapters/Divisions
January 1, 2021 Newly elected leaders take office

Board and Commission Election Schedule and Composition

APA conducts elections for new Board and Commission members every two years. About half of positions in each body are up for election in each cycle. Balloting occurs during the summer of odd-numbered years. New Board and Commission members’ terms begin on January 1 of even-numbered years.

Below are the terms for Board and Commission members as of January 1, 2020. Board members and Commissioners serve staggered four-year terms, except for council chairs who serve two-year terms. Also, the President-Elect serves for one year and President-Elect, two years as President, and one year as Past President. Liaisons to the AICP Commission serve two-years terms.

In odd-numbered years, the call for nominations goes out to members before the National Planning Conference, for interested candidates.

APA Board

Board President (1/1/2019–12/31/2020)

Board President-Elect (1/1/2020–12/31/2020) (will then be President 1/1/2021 through 12/31/2022)

AICP President (1/1/2019–12/31/2020)

Board Director At Large (1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

Board Director At Large (1/1/2018–12/31/2021)

Board Director At Large (focused for planning board member) (1/1/2018–12/31/2021)

Board Director At Large (focused for a minority member) (1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

Board Director, Region 1 (1/1/2018–12/31/2021)

Board Director, Region 2 (1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

Board Director, Region 3 (1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

Board Director, Region 4 (1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

Board Director, Region 5 (1/1/2018–12/31/2021)

Board Director, Region 6 (1/1/2018–12/31/2021)

Board Director, Chapter Presidents Council Chair (1/1/2020–12/31/2021)

Board Director, Divisions Council Chair (1/1/2020–12/31/2021)

Board Director, Student Representatives Council Chair (1/1/2020–12/31/2021)

AICP Commission

AICP President (1/1/2019–12/31/2020)

AICP President-Elect (1/1/2020-12/31/2020) (will then be President 1/1/2021 through 12/31/2022)

Commissioner, Region 1 (1/1/2018–12/31/2021)

Commissioner, Region 2 (1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

Commissioner, Region 3 (1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

Commissioner, Region 4 (1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

Commissioner, Region 5 (1/1/2018–12/31/2021)

Commissioner, Region 6 (1/1/2020–12/31/2021) (a newly elected Commissioner will be serving 2-year term, due to a vacancy)

CPC Liaison (an appointed position) (1/1/2020–12/31/2021)

DC Liaison (an appointed position) (1/1/2020–12/31/2021)

SRC Liaison (an appointed position) (1/1/2020–12/31/2021)