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.
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.
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APA-MA Elections! UMass-Amherst Lecture Series!
The 2024-2026 APA-MA Elections are on the horizon, and the following positions will be on the ballot:
Legislative Policy Officer
Professional Development Officer
Regional Representatives (6)
For more about these positions please review the Chapter Bylaws
The timeline for the elections is below:
April 14 Begin the Call for Nominations. Chapter members receive notification email.
May 19 Deadline for submission of candidate names and position statements.
June 25 Final slate of candidate information to APA National.
August 10 Ballots available online, reminders emailed to all chapter/division members.
Sept 8 Firm deadline for receipt of ballots from membership
Mid-Sept Survey Ballot Systems certifies election results and prepares report to National
January 1 Newly elected leaders take office
We sincerely hope you consider running. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you
The Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning at UMass Amherst, in conjunction with Western Massachusetts APA and our UMass Planning Student Organization (PSO) is hosting Michelle Anderson, the Larry Kramer Professor of Law at Stanford University, and author of the recent book, The Fight to Save the Town: Reimagining Discarded America.
Please join us in-person (or via Zoom) in Room 170 of the Olver Design Building at UMass Amherst (551 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003) to hear Michelle discuss her new book on issues of poverty, inequality, local government law, housing and environmental justice. Talk begins at 5:30pm on March 29, networking reception with light refreshments to follow. The event is part of our ongoing Zube Lecture Series.
Free to attend in person or via zoom, 2 CM credits (1 equity credit) available for attendees.
We hope many of you will be able to attend!
UMass-Boston Lecture Series
APA-MA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee “Lunch & Learn”Thanks to everyone who joined us for our “Lunch N’ Learn” with Alexis Lanzillotta of the Barrett Planning Group who presented the firm’s recently completed …Read More »
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Senior Transportation Planner – City of Worcester, MAThe City of Worcester seeks applicants for the position of Sr Transportation Planner to join the Department of Transportation and Mobility. The Senior Transportation Planner performs planning, GIS, analytical, and administrative work to support the planning and implementation of transportation infrastructure and services for the City of Worcester. The duties …Read More »
Community Planner for Housing and Equity – JM GoldsonJM Goldson, an award-winning private planning firm based in Boston, is seeking a full-time Community Planner for Housing and Equity to assist project leads on a variety of projects and utilize your expertise in land use planning, zoning, and housing needs analysis for a variety of projects including housing plans, …Read More »
- The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Policy and Planning is recruiting for a Transportation Planner 2, in our Intergovernmental Affairs Unit, in Newington, CT. COMPREHENSIVE BENEFIT OFFERINGS Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings Paid time off – including 13 paid holidays per calendar year Professional growth and …Read More »
Community and Economic Development Director – City of AmesburyThe City of Amesbury (estimated population 18,000), a dynamic Merrimack Valley community rich in tradition with a vibrant and expanding economic base, is seeking a strong candidate to serve as the City’s Community and Economic Development Director. The Director provides management, leadership, and coordination in the areas of planning, conservation, housing, …Read More »
Associate Planner – City of BeverlyThe City of Beverly Planning & Development Department is hiring an entry-level planner to support a dynamic, progressive, and busy planning office. The Associate Planner position is a great opportunity to develop experience in municipal planning and a broad array of subject areas, including: historic preservation; zoning and land use; …Read More »
Regional Planner – Southern Maine Planning and Development CommissionSouthern Maine Planning and Development Commission (SMPDC), a regional planning agency and council of governments serving thirty-nine communities throughout York County and Western Maine, is seeking a full-time Regional Planner to carry out a variety of planning activities. Send resume and cover letter via email by April 10th @ 5pm …Read More »
Director of Planning and Economic Development – Town of HoldenThe Town of Holden is seeking a Director of Planning and Economic Development. Under the Town Manager, the Director plans, organizes, coordinates and administers the Town’s planning and community development functions and activities. Directs day-to-day Town government staff efforts in physical planning, community/economic development, Conservation and municipal trash and recycling. …Read More »
Associate Director of Auxiliary Services – Tufts University – Medford, MATo apply: You may apply and submit your resume and cover letter to our job posting on Tufts Careers here: https://jobs.tufts.edu/jobs/18709?lang=en-us What You’ll Do The Associate Director reports directly to the Senior Director and is responsible for the leadership, management and operations of parking, transportation, and fleet services. Working closely …Read More »
Comprehensive Plan – Town of AshlandThe Town of Ashland has posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) to invite qualified consultants to assist the community in completing its Comprehensive and Strategic Plan. The RFP can be downloaded from the Town website at: https://www.ashlandmass.com/Bids.aspx The town is looking for an experienced consultant that brings a robust and creative approach …Read More »
Senior Government Affairs Specialist – Metropolitan Area Planning CouncilDescription The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Senior Government Affairs Specialist to help further the public policy goals of the agency. The Senior Specialist will help draft and analyze legislation, engage in strategic development with a dynamic team about how to advance legislative and …Read More »
Transit Planner – Pioneer Valley Planning CommissionOne position is available. The PVPC is seeking candidates for a Transit Planner/Senior Transit Planner I/Senior Transit Planner II/ Principal Transit Planner. This position will provide extensive technical support services to the regional transportation planning for the PVPC’s 43-community service area with a focus on transit planning for the Pioneer …Read More »
Director of Planning & Community Development/Economic Development – Raymond, NHThe Town of Raymond (population 10,500), located along the Rt. 101 corridor in southeastern New Hampshire, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Planning & Community Development/Economic Development. Raymond is just a 20-minute drive to either Manchester, NH or the NH Seacoast and is only one hour …Read More »
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