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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).

Massachusetts Planning Magazine Summer 2024

The Summer  2024 issue of Massachusetts Planning is here!
We hope you find the articles enjoyable, informative,  and useful!
Look forward to the next issue of Massachusetts Planning coming in the Fall of 2024!

 

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Job Opportunities

  • Resiliency Program Manager – Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

    Resiliency Program Manager – Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

    The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks candidates for the full-time (37.5 hours/week) position of Resiliency Program Manager. The ideal candidate will work on and coordinate the work of others on open space and recreation plans, hazard mitigation plans, climate pollution reduction, energy reduction and resiliency planning with the …Read More »
  • Assistant Town Planner – Town of Grafton

    Assistant Town Planner – Town of Grafton

    The Town of Grafton is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Town Planner. Under the direction of the Town Planner, this position is responsible for providing technical support to the Planning Board/Department and performs a variety of duties related to current and long-range planning and development within the Town. …Read More »
  • Planner – Western Connecticut Council of Governments

    Planner – Western Connecticut Council of Governments

    Planner (fulltime with a 35-hour work week) Salary Range: Fulltime salary is $60,000-$80,000 (depending on qualifications) with a competitive benefits package. Location: Hybrid work environment in Sandy Hook, CT Closing Date: Open until filled or closed About WestCOG The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) is a metropolitan and regional …Read More »
  • Planner II (Senior Planner) – City of East Providence, RI

    Planner II (Senior Planner) – City of East Providence, RI

    The City of East Providence is a dynamic place to work on various planning projects. In addition to current and long range planning, this position is responsible for management of several grant funded projects including a USDA Urban and Community Forestry grant. Planner II (Senior Planner) Starting Salary – $67,050 …Read More »
  • Land Use Director – Town of Lunenburg

    Land Use Director – Town of Lunenburg

    The Town of Lunenburg seeks qualified applicants for the Land Use Director position. Under the general direction of the Town Manager, the Land Use Director coordinates the activities of all of the Boards and Departments involved in regulating land use and land development in town. Coordinates with Sewer Commission and …Read More »
  • Town Planner – Towns of Acushnet and Mattapoisett

    Town Planner – Towns of Acushnet and Mattapoisett

    The Towns of Acushnet and Mattapoisett are seeking applicants for the position of Town Planner. This position will be equally split between the Towns of Acushnet and Mattapoisett providing administrative and professional support to both Planning Boards. The Town Planner provides support to both Planning Boards in governing the land …Read More »
  • Assistant Director – City of Cranston, RI

    Assistant Director – City of Cranston, RI

    Salary Range: Minimum: $74,725 Maximum: $94,208 Applications must be received on or before 4:30 PM, Tuesday, July 9th, 2024, in the office of the Director of Personnel Room 107, Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Avenue Cranston RI 02910. Application materials and full job description can be downloaded at the following …Read More »
  • Planner Technician – City of Cranston, RI

    Planner Technician – City of Cranston, RI

    Salary Range: Minimum: $47,743.51 Maximum: $59,259.75 Applications must be received on or before 4:30 PM, Tuesday, July 9th, 2024, in the office of the Director of Personnel Room 107, Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Avenue Cranston RI 02910. Application materials and full job description can be downloaded at the following …Read More »
  • MBTA Communities Engagement Manager – Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association

    MBTA Communities Engagement Manager – Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association

    The MBTA Communities Engagement Manager will work closely with CHAPA’s current MBTA Communities Engagement Manager to run peer-to-peer learning cohorts, provide monthly learning sessions, and offer direct support to communities. Specific Responsibilities: · Facilitate monthly learning sessions and six to eight monthly cohort meetings · Prepare materials and templates for …Read More »
  • Principal Watershed/Natural Resource Planner at Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD)

    Principal Watershed/Natural Resource Planner at Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD)

    Location: Taunton, MA (hybrid work schedule) Salary: starting at $70,000 – $75,000 annually (negotiable, dependent on qualifications) SRPEDD’s Environmental Planning Department is seeking up to two proven project leaders to advance our work program enhancing environmental quality and resilience across Southeastern Massachusetts through watershed planning and regional natural resource management. …Read More »
  • Associate / Senior Associate – ConsultEcon, Inc

    Associate / Senior Associate – ConsultEcon, Inc

    ConsultEcon, Inc. is an economic planning and management consulting firm with a national and international practice concentrating on market research and economic, business, and strategic planning in two generalized and complementary practice areas: museums, cultural, and recreational attractions; and community planning, real estate, and economic development. For more than 30 …Read More »
  • Transportation Planner 2 – State of Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Transportation Planner 2 – State of Connecticut Department of Transportation

    The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), is recruiting for a Transportation Planner 2, in a newly formed Public Outreach and Engagement Unit, part of the Office of Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs. This position is being created within the Bureau of Policy & Planning, at our headquarters, located in …Read More »

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