COVID-19 UPDATE: May 2020 AICP Certification Exam

As it currently stands, the May 2020 AICP Certification Exam will be held as scheduled.  However, APA is  working with Prometric to explore options and will notify all eligible and registered exam takers with any changes. If you have any questions let us know at Thanks and stay safe!

Congratulations to the 2020 Massachusetts Fellows!

By Angela Cleveland, AICP APA Massachusetts Chapter President The highest honor that the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) grants a member is election into the College of Fellows.  Fellowship is bestowed to planners who have provided outstanding contributions to the profession for an extended period of time and have been a member of the AICP in good standing for a minimum of 15 years.   Those nominated have demonstrated excellence in professional practice, teaching and … Read more

2020 Great Places Call for Suggestions is Open!

A Great Place in your community demonstrates the importance of planning, provides an opportunity for promotion and tourism, and illustrates how local policies and projects strengthen our communities. Do you have a neighborhood, street, or public space worth celebrating? Suggesting a Great Place is simple. First, check to see if the location you’re nominating is already a Great Place.  Next, get to know what characteristics make a place stand out. When you’re finished, submit your … Read more

Sustainability Planner – Martha’s Vineyard Commission

The MVC Sustainability Planner works closely with the MVC, Island towns and the public to advance climate-related projects and initiatives on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. They perform a variety of project management and policy analysis roles related to the Island’s climate efforts, and are responsible for the overall administration, development and management of climate-related policies and programs. This is a new position, and it will report to the Executive Director of the MVC. Duties … Read more

Assistant Planner – Town of Salisbury

The Assistant Planner, working under the directions of the Planning and Community Development Director, focuses on short, intermediate, and long-term planning initiatives in the areas of land use, housing, commercial development, economic development, and more. They responsible for reviewing all site plans that go before the Planning Board and coordinating between the board, developers, town officials, and any other interested parties. POSITION OVERVIEW POSITION: Assistant Planner DEPARTMENT: Planning and Development HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 Hours … Read more

Project Planner – Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

About the Role The Project Planner is a dynamic player on our small team who is involved in many of aspects of the work of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA). There is no typical day, and you will enjoy wearing multiple hats working across various city planning topics.  As your skills develop, you will take on increased responsibilities including new initiatives now under development through our strategic plan update. Current CRA projects that the Planner … Read more

Regional Transportation Planner – Greater Portland Council of Governments

The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) seeks a full-time Regional Transportation Planner to join our innovative team. This staff person will perform a variety of professional project management and planning tasks in the areas of transportation, transit, land use, and economic development in support of local governments and regional partners throughout Southern Maine. As Maine’s economic center, Greater Portland is an exciting region in which to work and live – and Portland is a … Read more

Senior Planner – Community Planning – Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Dynamic and motivated individual sought for Senior Planner position with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), a regional planning agency serving Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts.  The Berkshires offer a high quality of life for those who value outdoor recreation, cultural amenities and a strong sense of community.  This position involves local and regional land use planning, comprehensive planning, regional municipal services and related work.  The Senior Planner is a staff lead person for multiple … Read more

Principal Planner – Hartford, CT

The City of Hartford, CT is looking to fill the position of Principle Planner. Follow this link for further information or to apply:

Data Collection Intern – Southern NH Planning Commission

Do you like the idea of working outside in a different location every day across the greater Manchester area? The Southern NH Planning Commission seeks a temporary Data Collection Intern to support transportation planning activities. This position provides an opportunity to work with a collaborative team focused on using technology and data to inform regional and statewide decision-makers. The successful candidate will assist with data collection, report writing, and map creation services. Commission employees are … Read more