Welcome

The American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is an official Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). We are a 1,100-plus member organization of professional planners and planning officials who serve Massachusetts communities in many ways, at all levels of government, the private sector and not-for-profit organizations.

Mission

The mission of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association is to enhance and support planning in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, outreach, communication, and provision of services & resources to members and the larger planning community, in a manner that maximizes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learn more about The American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA).

Events

 

Virtual Lunch and Learn!
"Regulating Public Outreach to Expand Inclusion"
June 7th at 12:00 pm

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office is a state agency that conducts environmental reviews of public and private projects in the Commonwealth. The Office recently updated its regulations to require enhanced public outreach and analysis of impacts on environmental justice communities.

Come hear from Assistant Secretary and MEPA director Tori Kim at the next meeting of the APA-MA committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to learn about these changes and share your thoughts on how permitting processes can be more responsive to the needs of overburdened communities throughout the Commonwealth.

Register Here.

We hope to see you for this event and future discussions the Committee is planning!

Seeking CM Credits.

Announcements

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Job Opportunities

  • Town Planner – Town of Sterling

    Town Planner – Town of Sterling

    The Town of Sterling (population appx. 8,200) is seeking a full-time Town Planner. The Planner should be a subject matter expert in potential land use concept, ideas, and plans, providing professional, management, and technical work assisting a wide range of Town Boards/Committees/Departments with all aspects of land use planning including …Read More »
  •  Economic Development Specialist – City of Cambridge

     Economic Development Specialist – City of Cambridge

    The City of Cambridge cares deeply about supporting small businesses and entrepreneurship and providing economic opportunity to its residents.  Under the direction of the Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development Specialist is responsible for the development of initiatives aimed at small business, retail, clean technology, biotechnology retention and expansion. …Read More »
  • Director of Planning and Community Development – Town of Harwich

    Director of Planning and Community Development – Town of Harwich

    The Town of Harwich is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Planning and Community Development.  This full time position comes with an attractive benefits package and a starting salary range of $82,977-$103,503. Full job description and application instructions can be found at www.harwich-ma.gov.  Please send questions to …Read More »
  • LIHTC Property Manager-Brookline Housing Authority

    LIHTC Property Manager-Brookline Housing Authority

    The LIHTC Property Manager enforces lease agreements and timely rent payments by residents, ensures all procedures and units are compliant with applicable regulations, and coordinates with Maintenance and Applications staff to complete vacancy turn-over within the acceptable timeframe. Responsible for screening and calculating income for applicants processed and referred by …Read More »
  • Economic Development Manager – City of Woburn

    Economic Development Manager – City of Woburn

    SEARCH EXTENDED The City of Woburn is seeking an Economic Development Manager to manage its economic development efforts.  This contract position is funded for at least three years and offers full municipal benefits and an exciting opportunity to advance a career in the municipal planning field.  Salary range: $75,000 – …Read More »
  • Director of Planning and Development – Town of Mansfield, CT

    Director of Planning and Development – Town of Mansfield, CT

    The Town of Mansfield, CT, is seeking an innovative, dynamic, business-minded, and experienced professional to serve as the Director of the Planning and Development. This position leads policy and program development and implementation for a wide range of planning, zoning, community development and economic development activities. The position is multi-faceted, requiring advanced …Read More »

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