News Release: June 9, 2014

Dallas City Plan Commissioner Reelected to APA Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dallas City Plan Commissioner, Ann Cooke Bagley, FAICP, was re-elected 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.

Ann Cooke Bagley, FAICPAs Director at Large, Bagley will continue to serve as one of the 13-members on the APA Board of Directors, governing the association and setting strategic goals. Bagley will serve for four years in this volunteer position. She will begin her second term on Tuesday, June 10.

Bagley has worked as a planner for more than 25 years, focusing on comprehensive plans, park development, special area plans and training planning commissions. She previously worked in both the public and private sectors, including the cities of Sugar Land and Houston, Texas, and as a consultant for Wilbur Smith Associates and Centurion Consulting Group. Bagley is serving her fourth term on the Dallas City Plan Commission.

An active member, Bagley has held a number of leadership positions within the APA Texas Chapter. Previous chapter leadership roles have included serving as the chapter's Planning Official Development Officer, chapter treasurer, education foundation board member and professional development officer.

Bagley is a certified planner and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, one of the profession's highest honors. She earned both her bachelor's degree and master's degree from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

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 Communications, 312-786-6395;