Welcome

The American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is an official Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). We are a 1,400-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 planning in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, outreach, communication, and provision of services & resources to members and the larger planning community.

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

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Keeping Planning Responsive During COVID-19 

Thanks to those who participated in the APA-MA/MAPD webinar “Keeping Planning Responsive During COVID-19”  on Friday, March 27th.  Special thanks to Barbara Huggins Carboni, Esq. and Jon Witten, Esq. from KP Law, who guided us through the Governor’s March 12th Emergency Order that made for temporary changes to the municipal planning landscape, including the Open Meeting Law, Public Records Law and Land Use Permitting.

If you missed this webinar, it is available by clicking here. Click on these links to access the webinar Power Point presentation and hand-outs on the Open Meeting Law, Public Records Law and Land Use Permitting.

As events unfold APA-MA & MAPD will be updating you on any changes that impact the planning community. Thank you and stay safe!

 

APA-MA is organizing a group to focus on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. We are seeking members to participate in this initiative. The group will work on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity, including helping to plan events/activities and identifying strategies to help the chapter increase broader understanding and representation within our field.

Please email APA-MA Vice President, Alison LeFlore  if you're interested!

 

Are you interested in hosting a Planning Webcast session? If you have never hosted a session before, do not fear! Contact Christine Dersi Davis at info@ohioplanning.org,  and she will walk you through the steps! Available dates for the next few months are below. Remember, you may reserve a date with Christine Dersi Davis before having all the session information together!

  • May 1 May 8, May 15, May 22

Click here to see all the upcoming webinars and to register!

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Job Opportunities

  • Sustainability Planner – Martha’s Vineyard Commission

    Sustainability Planner – Martha’s Vineyard Commission

    The MVC Sustainability Planner works closely with the MVC, Island towns and the public to advance climate-related projects and initiatives on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. They perform a variety of project management and policy analysis roles related to the Island’s climate efforts, and are responsible for the overall administration, …Read More »
  • Assistant Planner – Town of Salisbury

    Assistant Planner – Town of Salisbury

    The Assistant Planner, working under the directions of the Planning and Community Development Director, focuses on short, intermediate, and long-term planning initiatives in the areas of land use, housing, commercial development, economic development, and more. They responsible for reviewing all site plans that go before the Planning Board and coordinating …Read More »
  • Project Planner – Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

    Project Planner – Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

    About the Role The Project Planner is a dynamic player on our small team who is involved in many of aspects of the work of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA). There is no typical day, and you will enjoy wearing multiple hats working across various city planning topics.  As your …Read More »
  • Regional Transportation Planner – Greater Portland Council of Governments

    Regional Transportation Planner – Greater Portland Council of Governments

    The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) seeks a full-time Regional Transportation Planner to join our innovative team. This staff person will perform a variety of professional project management and planning tasks in the areas of transportation, transit, land use, and economic development in support of local governments and regional …Read More »
  • Senior Planner – Community Planning – Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

    Senior Planner – Community Planning – Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

    Dynamic and motivated individual sought for Senior Planner position with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), a regional planning agency serving Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts.  The Berkshires offer a high quality of life for those who value outdoor recreation, cultural amenities and a strong sense of community.  This position …Read More »
  • Principal Planner – Hartford, CT

    Principal Planner – Hartford, CT

    The City of Hartford, CT is looking to fill the position of Principle Planner. Follow this link for further information or to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hartfordct/jobs/2741351/principal-planner?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobsRead More »

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