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March 10: AICP Exam Prep Session

The Pennsylvania Chapter of APA will be hosting a full-day, in-person AICP exam prep session this spring. The session is free for PA Chapter members (non-PA Chapter members pay $35) and open to anyone interested in taking the exam.

The prep session will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m at the Susquehanna Township Building (1900 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg). Registration is required. Details and registration can be found here:


The session will review the content outline of the AICP exam, which APA recently updated, and provide details on the different content areas. The exam has been updated to reflect the new content outline, and the session will take time to clarify understanding of the revised exam. Questions are encouraged throughout the day.


Southeast Region AICP Exam Study Group Now Forming

Are you planning on taking the AICP exam this year?  Need a little motivation to help you study?  A study group is starting to form in the southeast region to work together to prepare for the exam. If you are interested in joining the study group, please email race.hodges@mbakerintl.com to add your name to the list.

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Carol R. Collier Named to AICP College of Fellows

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Carol R. Collier has achieved the planning profession’s highest honor by being named to the prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows for her outstanding achievements in regional and environmental planning. Fellowship is granted to planners who have achieved certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners, and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Invitations to join the College of Fellows come after a thorough nomination and review process, ensuring the candidate has had a positive, long-lasting impact on the planning profession.

Ms. Collier is currently with the Patrick Center for Ecological Research at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. She is serving as government liaison for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), director of the environmental studies program at Drexel, as well as advising on watershed management and development of more resilient systems for an uncertain future throughout the nation and the world.  Prior to her current positions, she served over 15 years as Executive Director of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), an interstate/federal commission that provides a unified approach to water resource management without regard to political boundaries.  Earlier in Ms. Collier’s career, she also was Executive Director of Pennsylvania’s 21st Century Environment Commission under Governor Tom Ridge and Director of the Southeast Region of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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Announcing Elections for APAPA-Southeast Section Officers: Call for Nominations

This summer we will hold elections for APAPA-Southeast Section Officers and Council members.  The four Section Council Officer positions consist of President, Vice PresidentSecretary, and Treasurer.  If you are interested in serving either in an Officer or Council member position:

  • Review the Chapter Bylaws for descriptions of the Officer and Council member duties and responsibilities.  Available at: https://apapase.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/APA-PA-SE-bylaws-2015-04.pdf
  • Determine if your schedule will allow sufficient time for the position, generally 1-3 hours/month.
  • New members welcome!  No previous experience required.
  • AICP not required to join the board.
  • Speak with current Officers or Council members regarding any questions or concerns.
  • Submit a nomination to the Nominating Committee no later than June 1st at:  elections@apapase.org

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Registration Open for the APA DE/MD Regional Planning Conference

The APA DE and APA MD chapters will be holding their annual conference “Planning for Healthy and Sustainable Places” October 28th -29th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Newark, Delaware.  The conference will showcase efforts to create healthier and more sustainable neighborhoods, campuses, towns, cities and regions in Delaware, Maryland and beyond.  Register at: http://2014conference.delawareapa.org/top%20level.html

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Register to Reserve Your Spot at the APA-PA Annual Conference in Philadelphia!


Registration for the APA PA Annual Conference is now open!  Register online here by September 12 to enjoy the early bird rate.

View the preliminary program here. This year’s conference includes over 50 sessions and 6 mobile workshops.

Reserve your hotel room at the Society Hill Sheraton at the group rate of $169 (plus taxes) per night.  Hotel reservations must be made by September 15 to receive the rate. However it is recommended you register sooner as it is anticipated the hotel will sell out.

Also, SEPTA is offering free 5-day Independence Transit Passes to conference attendees.  If you would like to take advantage of the pass, you must check the appropriate box on the conference registration form.  There is an additional $1 to receive your pass in the mail in advance of the conference or it may be picked up at the SEPTA booth at the conference.

See you at the conference!

Your Feedback Needed: APAPA-SE Looking for Event Partners

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APA-PA Southeast Section is compiling a list of agencies and organizations to partner with for future Southeast Section events.  Please take a few moments to view the Prezi Chart (http://bit.ly/APAPASEpartnerchart) and add any contacts to the spreadsheet link located in its center or here at http://bit.ly/APAPASEpartners.