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.
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.
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2019 APA-MA Annual Awards- Nominations Open
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 2019 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. This year nominations are being solicited for the following awards:
OUTSTANDING PLANNING AWARDS DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP/SERVICE
Comprehensive Planning Community of the Year
Planning Project Professional Planner
Transportation & Mobility Planning Faye Siegfriedt
Sustainability & Resiliency Elected official of the Year
Social Advocacy Citizen Planner
Student Project Distinguished Service
Journalism & Communications Emerging/Rising Planner
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 and/or the Massachusetts Chapter is not required.
Nominations are due by Sunday, October 27th. 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
Awards will be presented at the APA-MA/MAPD Holiday Luncheon Friday, December 13, 2019 at Breed Memorial Hall, Tufts University in Medford - save the date! For any questions regarding the awards program, please contact Brian Currie, Chapter Manager, at email@example.com
Here are some Fall events that are coming up to save the date for!
- The City of Springfield was recently highlighted in an article in APA’s “Planning Magazine” This article tells a compelling story of revitalization and renewal. Written …Read More »
- CHICAGO – The American Planning Association Foundation has awarded a total of $25,000 in scholarships to six college students studying to pursue a career in planning. The goal of the …Read More »
- Ted Harvey, Senior Planner/Manager Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), Springfield, MA Ted, tell us about your background: I have a BA in Archaeology and Religion …Read More »
- The American Planning Association- Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) and the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) (together, the “Planning Organizations”) represent over 1,400 professional public and …Read More »
- 2019 Great Places in America APA has announced the 2019 Great Places in America winners and the Neponset River Greenway has been honored as a Great Public …Read More »
- Assists in the administration of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the Community Preservation Act (CPA) and other city grants, including financial management and reporting of CDBG and other grants, and HUD reports, annual action plan, consolidated plan, and year end reports. The grants administrator will be part of a …Read More »
- The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Director of Operations. This person will play an important role in managing the day-to-day effectiveness of MAPC, including overseeing its operations and human resources functions, and will be a leader in ensuring effective management and operations throughout the …Read More »
- The City of Lowell is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Director of Economic Development in the Department of Planning and Development. This position reports to the Assistant City Manager; Director of Planning & Development; Deputy Director, Div. of Planning & Development and prepares and implements overall …Read More »
- The Town of Arlington, acting through its Department of Planning & Community Development, seeks proposals from consultants to develop a sustainable transportation plan. Specifically, DPCD seeks the professional services from experienced planning, transportation or engineering firms qualified to prepare a town-wide transportation plan with a 20-year vision that addresses and …Read More »
- The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks candidates for the full-time (37.5 hours/week) position of Associate Planner within the agency’s Regional Collaboration and Community Planning Department. S/he will work with a variety of community planning and development projects but will be focused on environmental projects such as Open Space …Read More »
- Under general supervision of the Community Development Director, the Planner performs professional and administrative duties in planning, organizing and coordinating the Town’s planning, land use and appeals office including the provision of staff support for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board, Historic District Commission, Local Comprehensive Plan Committee and …Read More »
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