Thank you to our 2017 APA Ambassadors! These individuals and teams will be volunteering their time, experience, and talents to advance the public understanding of planning and promote the planning profession through activities and events in their local communities.

Through the APA Ambassador program APA hopes to reach future planners with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Learn about activities across the country

APA Ambassador Blog Series

Find information to support your volunteer year

APA Ambassador Resources

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

2017 APA Ambassadors

Arizona

Maria M. Castro, AICP, Yuma
Sarah Prince, Tucson
Kyle Packer, Tucson

California

Juan Carrillo, Coachella
Peter Carter, AICP, Los Angeles
David Castro, Los Angeles
Tamar Fuhrer, AICP, Los Angeles
Ivan Gonzalez, AICP, Los Angeles
Leila Hakimizadeh, AICP, San Jose
Edson Ibañez, Azusa
Letitia Ivins, Los Angeles
Ryan Mills, Los Angeles
Manuel Muñoz, Azusa
Jeffrey Setterlund, San Luis Obispo
Georgia Sheridan, Los Angeles
Nicole Velasquez, Los Angeles
Keith Woodcock, AICP CEP, Fresno
Shellie Zias-Roe, AICP, Redlands

Colorado

Jason Morrison, AICP, Denver
Rodney Proffitt, AICP, Pagosa Springs
Julia Puester, AICP, Breckenridge
Rebecca Smith, Fort Collins

Connecticut

Stephanie Dyer-Carroll, AICP, Hartford
Carol Gould, AICP, Hartford
Shawna Kitzman, AICP, Hartford
Rory Fitzgerald, AICP, Hartford
Ruth Fitzgerald, AICP, Hartford
Marcy Miller, AICP, Hartford
Laurel Stegina, AICP, Hartford

Delaware

Sean O'Neill, AICP, Newark

Florida

Christopher Barry, West Palm Beach
Shalene Estes, Jacksonville
Robert Franke, AICP, Plantation
Nalini Johnson, AICP, Sarasota
Debbie Love, AICP, Fort Lauderdale
Mimi Reggentin, AICP, Orlando
Afsheen Sadaf, Gainesville
Alissa Torres, AICP, Orlando

Georgia

Glenda Matute, AICP, Atlanta
Jennifer Price, AICP, Decatur
Thomas Thompson, AICP, Savannah
Bridget Wiles, Atlanta

Illinois

Colin Belle, Rockford
Tim Bragg, Rockford
Nathan Bruck, AICP, Loves Park
Gina DelRose, Belvidere
Patricia Diduch, AICP, Rockton
Jon Paul Diipla, AICP, Rockford
Moiez Khan, Wood Dale
Anna Ma, Rockford
Pattsi Petrie, FAICP, Champaign
Ben Rohr, Rockford
David Sidney, AICP, Rockford
Sukanya Sharma, Champaign
Sydney Turner, Rockford

Iowa

Matthew Flynn, AICP, Davenport
Emily Bodeker, AICP, Ankeny
Charlie Cowell, AICP, Des Moines
Anuprit Minhas, Des Moines
Mindy Moore, AICP, Ankeny
Bethany Wilcoxon, AICP, Des Moines
Jennifer Wiltgen, AICP, West Des Moines

Massachusetts

Katie Lamoureux, AICP, Cambridge
Rachel Strauss, AICP, Cambridge

Michigan

Jermaine Ruffin, Lansing

New Jersey

Beatrice Burgis, Westwood

New Mexico

Srijana Basnyat, AICP, CNU-A, Las Cruces

North Carolina

Tim Brock, AICP, Raleigh
Brian Byfield, AICP, Raleigh
Rachel Gaylord-Miles, Raleigh

North Dakota

Jairo Viafara, AICP, Grand Forks

New York

Michael Ahillen, AICP, New York
Amanda Bearcroft, Fonda
Anthony Grande, AICP, New York
Daphne Lundi, Brooklyn
Mary Miltimore, AICP, New York
Jessica Ortiz, New York
Kate Selden, Brooklyn
Ryan Walsh, AICP, New York

Oklahoma

Larry Hopper, AICP, Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye, Philadelphia
David McFarland, AICP, Hollidaysburg

South Carolina

Jennifer Werking, AICP, North Charleston

Texas

Samin Bazargan, Sugar Land
Carlos Espinoza y Sanchez, Houston
Luis Guajardo, AICP, Houston
Shaida Libhart, AICP, Houston
Amber Raley, Dallas
Diana Wilson, AICP, Conroe

Utah

Meagan Booth, Salt Lake City

Virginia

David Gray, New Kent

Washington

Stephen Butler, FAICP, Seattle
Darryl Eastin, AICP, Seattle
Donald Erickson, AICP, Tacoma
Arthur Goddard, Othello

Washington, D.C.

Akshali Gandhi, Washington, D.C.
Thaddeaus Green, Washington, D.C.


Interested in Being an APA Ambassador?

The application window for the 2018 year will open October–December 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

Previous Ambassadors

Learn about last year's Pilot Program and the APA Ambassadors that paved the way

Questions?

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