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PA Chapter Committees


The Chapter has formed the following committees in order to promote planning to all levels. Each committee was formed to specifically help with trainings, legislative monitoring, membership recruitment, communication or public awareness efforts. Planning is an essential function in creating successful communities throughout Pennsylvania.  If you would like to join a committee please send us an email.

AICP members can earn CM credits by serving on APA/AICP boards, committees and divisions at the national, chapter, and section level, including service to advance members’ professional development…more information

Legislative Committee

To advocate for planning issues with local, state, and federal elected officials and monitor, make recommendations or take positions on State and Federal legislation or regulatory actions.

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Professional Development Committee

The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to plan, produce, and assist others-especially sections–in producing professional development events and opportunities throughout the Commonwealth.

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Planning Officials Development Committee

The mission of the Planning Officials Development Committee to be the link between local Planning Officials and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association to achieve good planning in the Commonwealth.

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Education Committee

To further the education and development of planners.  The Committee will serve as a clearinghouse for all Pennsylvania Chapter of APA planning training, education and related activities; will encourage and support sectional education and training activities; and will collaborate with institutions of higher education.

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Awards Committee

The Annual Awards showcase distinguished individuals and successful planning projects – the best and brightest in Pennsylvania planning.

Awards Archive

Great Places in Pennsylvania Committee

Great Places are unique, memorable places that work not only for their community, but as a model others want to emulate – places of exemplary character, quality, planning, identity, cultural interest, and community involvement with a sustainable vision for tomorrow.

Great Places Archive

CommunicationS Committee / Membership Committee

The purpose of the communication committee is to promote better communication to our members.
The purpose of the membership committee is to increase and retain members, while increasing the cultural and professional diversity of the membership.

Membership Brochure

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Amy Evans, AICP, Chair Communications
Amy McKinney, Chair Membership

Rhiannon Haller, AICP
Trish Lang, AICP
Betsy Logan, AICP
Brian O’Leary, AICP

Shale Energy Committee

Policy Report

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Dennis Auker, AICP, Chair

PMPEI (PA Municipal Planning Education Institute)

The Institute is an educational collaboration of  the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association and the PA State Association of Boroughs to provide a unique educational service that would improve planning in Pennsylvania through education.

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