We are almost done with our year-long Pilot Program! August 31st marks the end of the pilot phase. The APA Board of Directors will be deciding on the future of the program at the Fall Leadership Meetings in September 2016. We will announce the next round of applications if/when applicable.

Wondering what ambassador activities have taken place so far? Check out some coverage.

Resources for Ambassadors 

Make sure to check these pages to support your efforts.  You will find sample presentations, games, outreach materials, as required materials for tracking your activities. Your reports are due August 31st.

Ambassador Resources

Examples and Articles

Who Are APA Ambassadors?

APA Ambassadors are active members of the American Planning Association of any age and level of experience who volunteer their time, experience, and talents to advance the public understanding of planning and promote the planning profession. Through this program, APA particularly hopes to reach future planners with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

We are very pleased to share that more than 100 members and five chapters applied for the pilot. Click here to learn more about these Ambassadors.

Planner and APA Diversity Task Force Member Miguel A. Vazquez, AICP, at a community art and music festival in Coachella, California, raising awareness around the importance of knowing what planning is and what planners do.  Photo Credit: Daisy RamirezAmbassadors may conduct the program, either as individuals or as a team, at:

  • Universities
  • Community Colleges
  • High Schools
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Neighborhood Leadership Academies
  • Community Councils, etc.

At right, APA Diversity Task Force Member Miguel A. Vazquez is inspiring the next generation at a community art and music festival in Coachella, California, raising awareness around the importance of knowing what planning is and what planners do. (Photo by Daisy Ramirez.)

Email APA's Director of Emerging Professionals, Monica Groh, at mgroh@planning.org if you have any questions.