State Government Affairs
APA's State Government Affairs program provides insights on state policy trends that have an impact on planning across the country, engages state-level partners, and supports chapter level policy and advocacy programs.
State Government Blog Posts
Stay updated on state policy and advocacy trends that are influencing your local community.
March 24, 2023
State of the State Addresses Aim to Tackle the Housing Crisis
January 20, 2023
What to Expect in State Legislatures on Zoning Reform in 2023
July 13, 2021
States Take Aim at Carbon Emissions and Climate Consequences
April 13, 2021
Connecticut Planners Take Zoning Reform Fight to the State
January 27, 2021
Planners Secure Zoning Reform Win in Massachusetts
July 9, 2020
As States Distribute Funds, More Relief Needed for Communities
Chapters Take the Lead at the State Level
Planners and APA chapters actively engage on policy and advocacy efforts at the state level. Watch a short video below to learn more about how planners are involved in the states to influence policy outcomes.
Connect with one of our 47 chapters to learn more about the legislative program in your state.
Join the Planners' Advocacy Network to help shape policy outcomes as planner.
Access APA state resources and best practices for state legislative liaisons and chapter leaders.