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).

Upcoming Events

2019 APA-MA Annual Awards- Invitation to Register!

Tufts University - Breed Memorial Hall, Friday, December 13, 2019 12:00-2:00 pm 

Join your friends at the American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) & Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) as we celebrate the holiday season and honor innovative planning projects and professionals across Massachusetts. Catch up with colleagues, meet new friends and enjoy the holiday cheer at Tufts University - Breed Memorial Hall,  for this year's celebration! Click here for MBTA and parking information!

This event sells out fast! Reserve your spot here:  Eventbrite Registration

Your registration MUST be received by noon, Wednesday December 4, 2019.

Hope to see you there!

 

Announcements

Job Opportunities

  • Community Development Planner, Water Resources Analyst – Cape Cod Commission

    Community Development Planner, Water Resources Analyst – Cape Cod Commission

    Community Development Planner $68,388.06/yr. – Download complete job description Provides planning and technical assistance on a wide range of community development projects to regional and local officials and stakeholders, with a focus on promoting smart growth development principles to address the region’s need for housing diversity and affordability. Participates and leads multi-disciplinary …Read More »
  • Special Projects Coordinator, Community Design Planner – Cape Cod Commission

    Special Projects Coordinator, Community Design Planner – Cape Cod Commission

    Special Projects Coordinator $68,388/yr. See complete job description https://capecodcommission.org/about-us/employment/ Works with staff and stakeholders to communicate complex information related to the environment, economy, infrastructure planning, coastal resilience, housing and other regional issues. Ability to visualize data, prepare public presentations and create graphic media. Supports public education through media outlets and …Read More »
  • Senior Transportation Planner – The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments

    Senior Transportation Planner – The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments

    Senior Transportation Planner The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (METROCOG), a multi-discipline regional planning organization with six member communities – Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull – is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill the position of Senior Transportation Planner. Under the supervision of the Executive Director and Planning …Read More »
  • Data Manager and Analyst/Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    Data Manager and Analyst/Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    Data Manager and Analyst/Pioneer Valley Planning Commission:  Seeking a collaborative professional to serve a primary role in managing, supplying, and analyzing data for ongoing planning initiatives through PVPC’s Regional Information and Policy Center. Candidates must have exceptional computer, research, and communication skills plus be creative, well organized and self-motivated.  Experience …Read More »
  • Town Planner/Community Development Director – Town of Grafton

    Town Planner/Community Development Director – Town of Grafton

    The Town of Grafton (pop.18,000+) is accepting applications for the position of Town Planner/Community Development Director. Excellent opportunity to work in a progressive and professional environment. A successful candidate will work on a variety of planning projects in a proactive and dynamic community, including mill village re-development, affordable housing, and …Read More »
  • Staff Planner – City of Gloucester

    Staff Planner – City of Gloucester

    Community Development Department – Planning Division – Interested in working in one of the most dynamic cities in New England? Want to work in a fast paced and collaborative environment? The city of Gloucester is seeking qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for the position of Staff Planner within the Community Development Department, …Read More »

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