APA Board of Directors

APA is governed by its Board of Directors, who are elected from among the membership of the Association. The Board is chaired by the APA President, and sets broad policy for the Association and governs its affairs.

APA Board Member Biographies

AICP Commission

The AICP Commission is the eight-member governing body of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Members include a President, a President-Elect or an Immediate Past President, and six Commissioners.

AICP Commission Member Biographies

Chapter Presidents Council

A Council of all the incumbent Presidents of Chapters meets as a body to advise the APA Board of Directors, and to exchange views and information on matters of common concern.

Divisions Council

A Council of all the incumbent Chairs of Divisions meets as an advisory body to the APA Board of Directors and to exchange views and information on matters of common concern.

Student Representatives Council

A Council of APAs Student Representatives develops advice to the APA Board of Directors on services to students and on the evolving character of the profession.

Student Representatives Council Executive Committee Member Biographies

Foundation Board

The Foundation Board is charged with governing the activities of the Foundation.

Foundation Board Member Biographies

Governance Resources

The Development Plan is APA's core document. It frames our vision, articulates our goals, and identifies our strategies. It informs and inspires everything we do.

2015-2035 APA Development Plan

Both the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners are governed by bylaws, and APA operates under articles of incorporation.

APA and AICP Bylaws

See the agendas for meetings of APA's leadership: APA Board of Directors, AICP Commission, Chapter Presidents Council, Divisions Council, Student Executive Committee.

Leadership Meeting Agendas

An archive of minutes from APA Board meetings and AICP Commission meetings.

Leadership Meeting Minutes

Elections

Leadership nominations and elections are an opportunity for APA and APA members to increase leader diversity as part of our commitment to better reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We invite interested members of all backgrounds to respond to this call for nominations, and especially encourage nomination of members from underrepresented populations.

APA/AICP Elections

Electorial Regions Map

Leadership Initiatives

The APA Board has enacted a number of multi-year, multi-faceted programs that are consistent themes in APA blogs, research, events, education, outreach, international planning, and other resources.

Committees and Task Forces

If you would like more information about committees or workgroups, or would like a current roster, please email getinvolved@planning.org.

APA leadership at NPC19 in San Francisco. APA photo by The Photo Group.

APA leadership gathered at the 2019 National Planning Conference in San Francisco.

APA Engage

Online Community for Leaders

APA Engage serves as the central location for maintaining leadership calendars, meeting packets, minutes, best practice resources and leadership development materials. APA Engage connects volunteers leaders and staff and provides a forum where ideas and information flow freely.