Welcome

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).

Get Involved!

Dear Chapter Member,

The Nominating Committee of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-MA) is seeking candidates interested in serving on the APA-MA Board of Directors for the term beginning January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023.

Candidates must be current APA-MA Chapter members. APA-MA is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Chapter members from traditionally under-represented communities are encouraged to apply.

Positions up for election are the following:

President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
Professional Development Officer
Legislation & Policy Officer
Regional Representatives: Boston, Cape & Islands, Central, Northeast, Southeast, Western

For details about each position see page 3 of the Chapter Bylaws. Download the APA-MA Regional Map adopted October 19, 2018 to determine which region you live or work in. To be on the ballot, please submit a letter of interest to the APA-MA Nominating Committee no later than May 14, 2021 with the following information:

  • your full name,
  • the position you are running for,
  • a short position statement that includes your background, any previous volunteer experience (including with APA and/or APA-MA), why you are the best candidate for this position and headshot photo (optional).

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you!

Kristen Las, APA-MA Past-President
Angela Cleveland, APA-MA President
Elaine Wijnja, DHCD Liaison

Announcements

Job Opportunities

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