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This summer we will hold elections for American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, Southeast Section (APA PA SE) Officers and Council members. Nominate a friend, nominate a colleague, nominate yourself! All nominations are due NO later than April 20th to email@example.com!
We are taking nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, 6-7 Professional Planners, and 2-3 Citizen Planners.
The four Section Council Officer positions consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Chair provides leadership and guides the development of the chapter, the Vice Chair assists, the Treasurer maintains the budget and all financial matters, while the Secretary administers the documentation and membership of the organization.
A Professional Planner is an individual earning a majority of their income practicing planning or who is retired from such occupation. Professional planners are required to be a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of APA.
A Citizen Planner is any appointed or elected official who is involved in planning decisions for the betterment of a state, region, county, city or municipality; who is individual who has an interest in furthering the purposes of Association, but who is not a Professional Planner (for example, planning commissioner, planning official, zoning board member, Philadelphia RCO zoning representative, or similar). Elected citizen planners will receive complementary membership to the Pennsylvania Chapter of APA.
If you are interested in serving either in an Officer or Council member position:
New members welcome! No previous experience required.
AICP not required to join the board.
Review the Chapter Bylaws for descriptions of the Officer and Council member duties and responsibilities.
Determine if your schedule will allow sufficient time for the position, generally 1-3 hours/month.
Submit a nomination and brief biography (3-4 sentences) to the Nominating Committee no later than April 20th at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit a mission statement and picture.
The official elections ballot will be distributed online during the summer by APA national to coincide with their election and voting will end in early September. The results of the election shall be published for Section members in October, with official terms to start in January 2022.
Share your vision at virtual meetings and through online surveys this spring and summer.
You could win a $50 gift card to support a local restaurant of your choice by taking the survey or attending an online workshop! We’re giving out 20 throughout the month of June. See details here. [0.1 MB pdf]
Two ways to participate:
Attend one of five online workshops hosted by several of the region’s local leaders. These 60-minute workshops provide an in-depth explanation of the Long-Range Plan and offer thought-provoking exercises.
Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM – Registration Closed
Sunday, June 14 at 6:00 PM – Registration Closed
Thursday, June 18 at 9:00 AM with Bucks County Commissioner Robert J. Harvie, Jr – Registration Closed
Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00 PM with Montgomery County Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh, MD, MPH
Tuesday, July 14 at 10:00 AM
Take this 5-minute survey to share your values and concerns.