APA Ambassadors

The APA Ambassador Program is a volunteer activity led by members of the American Planning Association with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the power and value that the planning profession brings to communities. Particular emphasis is placed on reaching audiences of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Interested in Being an APA Ambassador?

Now seeking volunteers for the 2018 APA Ambassador program

The application window for the 2018 year is open October–December 2017. Submit your application now through December 31, 2017.

Ambassadors may chose the venue or organization that works best for them. Here are a few examples to consider:

  • Schools (e.g., elementary thru high school, universities, community colleges, etc.)
  • Community Based Organizations (e.g., Girls' and Boys' Club, etc.)
  • Neighborhood Leadership Academies
  • Community Meetings
  • Career Fairs

APA Ambassador Information Sheet

Sign Up


Our Ambassador Materials page provides content to help Ambassadors lead effectively in their communities. You’ll also find documents required for you to communicate your success and remain in good standing.


Meet some of our Ambassadors and explore the ways they are involved in their communities. Learn about their techniques, challenges, and, tips for future participants.

Ambassador Blog Posts

Florida State University students organized a Box Cities event for the APA Ambassador program. Photo courtesy Yes Segura.


Email ambassadors@planning.org if you have any questions.