APA Chapter, Division, and Student Elections

2020 Consolidated Leadership Elections

APA Chapter, Division, and Student Representatives Council

In 2020, APA members will participate in elections for chapter, division, and student leaders. Many APA chapters and most APA divisions are inviting nominations for leadership positions through this process.

Election to leadership is a great way to serve APA and the planning profession, expand your network, and meet new colleagues.

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 14 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 14 Firm deadline for receipt of ballots from membership
August 20 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)