APA Elections

APA needs talented individuals who will help drive its strategy and future initiatives. Our goal is to build an exceptional and dedicated national leadership, to develop new and emerging leaders at all levels of APA, and ultimately make the profession and organization better. But we can only accomplish this by engaging the commitment of a diverse group of people who are willing to listen to many different perspectives, contribute their insights, and work together as a team.

This summer, APA members will elect the newest slate of APA board and AICP commission members. The call to nominations will be open from March 15 to May 15, with balloting to take place in the summer. New leaders will assume office January 1, 2022.

APA Board and AICP Commission Elections

The APA Board of Directors sets the organization's direction, ensures necessary resources, and provides oversight. APA is committed to seeking a diverse group of leaders for the organization. This includes diversity in perspectives, demographics, geography, and experience. Individual board members should have the ability to think strategically and analytically, and to effectively communicate thoughts and the reasons for them.

The AICP Commission determines all matters of qualification, experience, and certification for professional planners and for membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners, including professional practice standards, expectations around professional ethics, and educational requirements for certification. A key attribute of Commissioners is to have an understanding of the value of the AICP credential and the work of the Institute.

Details about the election process and steps that must be taken to be considered by the Nominating Committees:

Leadership Expectations and Selection Criteria

Candidate Open House for APA/AICP Candidates, April 30, 2021

Candidate Open House for Chapter/Division/Student Positions, May 4, 2021

APA Electorial Regions

Chapter, Division, and Student Elections

Every year, APA members run for elected Leadership positions within three component groups: Chapters, Divisions, and the Student Representatives Council. Serving as an elected Leader offers a tremendous opportunity for members to sharpen their skills, expand their networks, and work directly to strengthen the impact of the organization.

Details about APA Chapter, Division and Student elections:

Chapter, Division, and Student Elections

2021 Election Timeline

March 15 Begin the Call for Nominations
May 15 Firm deadline for the Call for Nominations
July 19 Ballots available online for all eligible voting members
August 20 Ballots close
Late August Election results are certified and announced
January 1, 2022 Successful candidates begin term of office