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Annual Conference Call for Presenters

The conference theme is “Communities, Corridors, and Connections“.  The Conference Planning Committee has identified a list of tracks and session topics, please review criteria before submitting your presentation.  Deadline to submit your presentation proposals is Friday, March 11, 2016.  Please save the date for the Annual Conference October 16-18 at the Renaissance Hotel, Allentown.  Call   

Support WCU Planning Scholarships

For sheer legacy and impact, few professors have left as big a mark as West Chester University’s Geography & Planning Professor, George Fasic. Quite simply, his legacy and impact is enormous! From the students that he taught to the faculty leaders he inspired, George was a passionate advocate for pushing planning forward in the community   

Launch of APA’s Career Reality Webinars

Launch of APA’s Career Reality Webinars In December, APA will launch a series of Career Reality Webinars for new and seasoned planners. Each 75-minute webinar will offer practical guidance on finding and flourishing in the right job and staying sharp through continuing professional development. APA’s Career Reality Webinars are open only to members. The first   

New Executive Director at Chester County Planning Commission

The Chester County Commissioners have appointed Brian O’Leary, AICP as Executive Director of the Chester County Planning Commission.  He joins the County on October 5th and replaces Ronald Bailey who retired earlier this year. O’Leary has nearly 30 years of public planning experience with Montgomery County Planning Commission, and his move to Chester County follows   

The Commissioner

The Commissioner Planning Tools Commissioners Online — Carolyn TormaTorma is APA’s director of education and citizen engagement and the editor of The Commissioner. Online education has blossomed. Whether you want to pursue a ­college education or learn to bake a cake, the Internet provides a wealth of choices. Once regarded as the repository for everyone’s   

Media recognized as a great place to live

The appeal of the borough as a place to live, work and place is not lost on the 5,000 residents or those who visit. But it has now been recognized by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association in its Great Places program. Borough council received the award at the August meeting with the   

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