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Planning Jobs with the State

Are you interested in working for the State of Pennsylvania? The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania anticipates having several job openings in the near future related to community and environmental planning. If you’d like to be considered for these positions, you must first complete the necessary Civil Service requirements. Please visit the Civil Service website and complete   

Reduced AICP Exam Fee Scholarships

The PA Chapter of APA will award two partial scholarships for the 2015 AICP Exam testing cycles. The scholarship reduces the exam fee from $495 to $145 for the first time AICP applicants and from $425 to $75 for previously approved AICP applicants. Financial hardship is the primary consideration for the scholarship. Members of ethnic   

26 Communities Receive Technical Assistance

26 Communities Receive Technical Assistance to Enhance Local Food Systems and Downtown Revitalization Today, EPA joined five other federal agencies and the White House Rural Council in announcing 26 communities that will receive technical assistance to develop local food projects that protect the environment, encourage economic development, and revitalize existing downtowns and main streets. The   

Help Plan The Future of APA

Help plan the future of APA APA’s Development Plan and Budget Committee, chaired by APA President-Elect Carol Rhea, FAICP, invites members to apply their skills toward developing a comprehensive, long-term plan for the association’s growth and progress. Please start by considering the big questions which can frame later conversations. Join us on MindMixer, respond to   

PA Chapter of APA 2014 Annual Award Winners

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (PA Chapter of APA) held its Annual Awards Luncheon in Philadelphia, PA where 500 attendees celebrated the esteemed award winners of this year’s highly competitive program. The following individuals and organizations were honored for their excellent contributions to planning in Pennsylvania.  Congratulations! The following awards were given:   

Call for Sessions, 2015 APA Northeast Conference

Northeast Region is pleased to announce  that session proposals are now being accepted for the 2015 American Planning Association Northeast Regional Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York! The Getting Ahead of the Future Conference represents a great opportunity to explore breaking trends and acquire the necessary skills required for the “future planner”. Session proposal deadline   

Battlefield Planning Grants

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments to submit applications for the 2015 Battlefield Planning Grants. The purpose of this grant program is to provide seed money for projects that lead directly to the identification, preservation and interpretation of   

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