News Release: June 9, 2014

Planning Commission Chairman Reelected to APA Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chairman of the Chatham County–Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC), W. Shedrick Coleman, was reelected to serve as Director at Large on the American Planning Association’s Board of Directors. APA is a 40,000-member organization committed to promoting better communities through good planning.

W. Shedrick ColemanAs Director at Large, Coleman will continue to serve as one of the 13-members on the APA Board of Directors, governing the association and setting strategic goals. Coleman will serve for four years in this volunteer position and begin his second term on Tuesday, June 10.

Coleman is the principal of SHEDDarchitecture, a firm with experience in design of custom residential, educational, office buildings, religious facilities, community recreation facilities, retail projects and historic renovations. Coleman is a licensed architect in the state of Georgia and has more than 20 years of experience in the architecture and planning professions.

An active member of his community, Coleman serves on the Coastal Region MPO, Savannah College of Art & Design School of Architecture Design Review Council and previously served as Chairman of the Georgia National Register Review Board. He is a member of APA, and the American Institute of Architects.

Coleman received his architectural education from Cornell University.

The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning — physical, economic, and social — so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, with almost 40,000 members worldwide in nearly 100 countries.


Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6395;