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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).

SNEAPA 2021 Registration is Now Open! 

The Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Chapters of the American Planning Association organize an annual regional planning conference known as the Southern New England APA Conference (SNEAPA).

Typically held in the Fall, the conference is one of the best learning experiences for APA/AICP members in the region. The conference features two days of high quality, hands-on and interactive sessions, mobile workshops, planning law and planning ethics presentations, member networking, vendor contacts, plus a few surprises.

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, for the safety of our presenters and attendees, SNEAPA 2021 will be a virtual conference. Similar to SNEAPA 2020, the conference will be 100% virtual providing the opportunity to receive quality content and credit maintenance opportunity from the safety of your own homes and offices.

For AICP members, this is a valuable experience to gain those much needed credits for Certification Maintenance. Whether you are an APA member, an AICP member, a student, or a person with an interest in the practice of Planning, this conference always delivers something for everyone!

Click Here to Register for the Conference

Registration includes access to all conference sessions, networking, and programming. In addition, session recordings will be available to conference registrants for a year following the conference.

Questions about registration? Contact: registration@sneapa.org.  Thank you!

 

It is time again to recognize and celebrate recent planning success stories and those who make a difference in the planning profession. The American Planning Association - Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is pleased to announce its 2021 APA-MA Awards Program. The APA-MA awards program is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD). Each year APA-MA and MAPD acknowledge planners and their work through its awards program. The program is designed to recognize an outstanding planning project, special person, or organization for a significant contribution to the field of planning. The APA-MA awards program is open to any individual or planning project in the Commonwealth. Except for the Professional Planner Award, membership in APA or the Massachusetts Chapter is not required.

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 25th. Further information, including the awards categories and criteria, eligibility requirements, submission instructions, and a link to the nomination form, is available on the Chapter’s website at APA-MA.org For any questions regarding the awards program, please contact Brian Currie, Chapter Manager, at communications@apa-ma.org

 

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Job Opportunities

  • Sanitary Code Enforcement Inspector – City of Lowell

    Sanitary Code Enforcement Inspector – City of Lowell

    The City of Lowell is seeking qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for the position of Sanitary Code Enforcement Inspector within the Division of Development Services. This position reports to the Deputy Director, Sr. Code Enforcement Inspector and is responsible to enforce provisions of the State Sanitary Code (105 CMR), local …Read More »
  • Request for Proposals: Consultant Services for the Development of a Mixed-use Overlay District – Town of N. Attleboro

    Request for Proposals: Consultant Services for the Development of a Mixed-use Overlay District – Town of N. Attleboro

    The Department of Planning acting through the Town Manager is requesting proposals from qualified firms or individuals for Consulting Services to develop a Mixed-Use Overlay District and associated bylaw. A copy of the RFP outlining the details of the project and requirements for submission is available online at: https://www.nattleboro.com/sites/g/files/vyhlif3566/f/uploads/town_of_north_attleboro_rfp_for_mixed-use_overlay_district_0.pdf. For …Read More »
  • Associate Planner – City of Framingham 

    Associate Planner – City of Framingham 

    The Associate Planner assists in the operations of the Planning and Community Development Office under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development and provides a wide range of development and land use planning activities including plan review, project conformance review, duties related to land …Read More »
  • Request for Responses – Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Planning

    Request for Responses – Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Planning

    The Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program, created in 2017, provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to identify climate hazards, assess vulnerabilities, and develop and implement action plans to improve resilience to climate change. As the program reaches its 5-year anniversary, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) …Read More »
  • Associate Planner –  City of Lowell

    Associate Planner – City of Lowell

    The City of Lowell is seeking qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for the position of Associate Planner within the Dept. of Planning & Development.  This position reports to the Senior Planner and other designated personnel and is a member of the project review group responsible for initial contact with constituents …Read More »
  • Special Projects Coordinator – Cape Cod Commission

    Special Projects Coordinator – Cape Cod Commission

    Works with staff and stakeholders to communicate complex information related to the economy, housing, infrastructure planning, environment, coastal resilience and other regional issues. Ability to visualize data, prepare public presentations and create graphic media. Supports public education through media outlets and by addressing local and regional officials and community groups. …Read More »

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