APA/AICP Elections

Board and Commission: Nominated and Petition Candidate Statements

The position statements and optional photos of all nominated and petition candidates are posted below. The statements will also be accessible from the electronic ballots distributed to members on August 7.

Also included here are the responses to the candidate questionnaire compiled by the APA Election Committee, from questions submitted by APA chapter and division leaders.

Nominated and Petition Candidates for APA Board of Directors

Nominated and Petition Candidates for AICP Commission

2017 Petition Candidates

Two petition candidates received the required signatures to appear on the ballot.

Petition Candidate for APA President-Elect

Graham S. Billingsley, FAICP


Petition Candidate for AICP Commissioner, Elected from Region I

David W. Woods, PhD, AICP/PP


2017 APA/AICP Consolidated Leadership Elections

In 2017, APA members will participate in elections for new members of the Board of Directors, AICP Commission, in addition to chapter, division and student leaders. Many APA chapters and most APA divisions are inviting nominations for leadership positions through this process as well.

Election to leadership is a great way to serve APA and the planning profession, expand your network, and meet new colleagues. If you are an AICP member, service as a leader in the organization is also eligible for CM credit.

The 2017 Election Policies and Procedures document, adopted by the Board of Directors in February, is a complete guide to the election process for Board members and Commissioners. If you have questions, email getinvolved@planning.org.

2017 Election Timeline
March 15, 2017 Call for Nominations, election packet for potential nominees available on web.
May 15, 2017 Firm deadline for submission of names of potential APA and AICP nominated candidates.
June 1, 2017 Nominating Committees meet to select candidates for APA Board of Directors and AICP Commission.
June 7, 2017 Nominees announced on APA website, Interact; announcement of petition procedures.
July 10, 2017 Deadline for filing of petition candidates' petitions.
August/September 2017 Planning magazine publishes nominated candidates position statements.
August 3, 2017 Posting of all candidate position statements on website and in Interact.
August 7, 2017 Ballots available online, reminders emailed to all members.
September 7, 2017 Firm deadline for receipt of ballots from membership.
September 14, 2017 Election Committee certifies election results.
January 1, 2018 Newly elected APA Board Directors and AICP Commissioners take office.