Volunteers needed to serve on the APA-MA Board of Directors!

APA-MA has several volunteer opportunities to serve on the APA-MA Board of Directors starting January 1, 2022: Legislative & Policy Officer, Professional Development Officer and Cape & Islands Regional Representative. Learn more about these positions by reviewing the APA-MA Bylaws or contacting us at communications@apa-ma.org. The Board of Directors typically meets monthly. In addition to the Board of Director’s meeting, the Legislative/Policy Officer and Professional Development Officer participate in a monthly Executive Committee meeting. This is a great opportunity … Read more

APA-MA Elections! The results are in!

Please join us in congratulating the 2022 APA-MA Board of Directors!! The new board will take office on January 1, 2022. Congratulations!! Alison LeFlore, AICP – President Kenneth Comia, AICP – Vice President Rebecca George – Secretary Jacqueline Furtado, AICP – Treasurer Jennifer Kaplan – Boston Regional Representative Lee M. Pouliot, AICP, ASLA – Western Regional Representative Jim Robbins, Central Regional Representative Shayne M. Trimbell, AICP – Southeast Regional Representative Monica Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD C – Northeast Regional … Read more

Guidebook to Massachusetts Land Use 2021!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the sneak preview of the Guidebook to Massachusetts Land Use 2021!  Authors Bob Mitchell, FAICP and Bob Ritchie, Esq. reviewed the Guidebook’s eight chapters covering a range of topics from zoning, subdivision, administration, public records, and the intended use of the guidebook and much more! Participants also learned how to access the Guidebook on the Chapter’s webpage when it becomes available. We will be putting together a … Read more

Community Engagement – Post Pandemic Lessons!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this virtual event! It was a great success! For those of you who couldn’t be here today this event was recorded and can be viewed by clicking this link: Community Engagement – Post Pandemic Lessons! Be on the lookout for future events sponsored by the APA-MA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee! Questions? Email us at communications@apa-ma.org     CM 1.0  

COVID Extreme Hardship CM Exemption

Dear Chapter Member, 2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for planners across the country. If the pandemic interrupted your professional development plans, the COVID Extreme Hardship CM Exemption or Unemployed/In Transition Exemption may help you retain your AICP credential. COVID Extreme Hardship Exemption This exemption reduces your CM requirements for every quarter of a year that you or your family were affected by COVID-19. Learn more and apply for the COVID Extreme Hardship exemption. Unemployed/In … Read more

Spring 2021 Massachusetts Planning!

Here’s the Spring 2021 issue of Massachusetts Planning!  We hope you enjoy this issue and find the articles interesting, informative and useful.  As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome! Stay tuned for another edition of Massachusetts Planning coming in Summer 2021!

Request for Ideas! – NNECAPA

The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) is pleased to host its 2021 Conference from Wednesday October 13th thru Friday October 15th  in downtown Burlington, Vermont at the Hilton. The theme for this year’s conference is: NNECAPA 2021: Virtual | Reality  Envisioning a New Normal “Virtual Reality is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world.” – Wikipedia While VR is often about tech, this year’s theme is more … Read more

On Demand CM Sessions – Law and Ethics!

Are you looking for law and ethics opportunities? We have two distance education sessions available for on-demand viewing through December 31, 2021: CM | 1.5 LAW >> Public Art Life Cycle: Concept to Commission CM | 1.5 ETHICS >> Ethics for Planners    

Sponsor a Planner’s Therapy!

Want an opportunity to boost your business while supporting the well-being of Planner’s at the same time?  Sponsor a Planner’s Therapy event this year.  This month’s sponsorship is open for the taking.  If interested please contact the Social Event’s Coordinator, Elizabeth Wood at events@apa-ma.org.  The first entity to email that address with a request will be deemed April’s sponsor.  Early bird gets the worm!