The recovery is evident and planning is resurgent along California’s Central Coast. Now is the time to get involved and reassert the role of professional planners in addressing important land use and conservation issues in the region.
The American Planning Association, California Chapter, (APACA) Central Coast Section is soliciting candidates from within its membership to run for eight voting positions, including three Young Planners Group Coordinator positions on the Board of Directors.*
The APACA is a professional organization for planning, design, and development professionals that promotes professional development, continuing education, planning-related events, and awareness of planning issues to its membership and the public. Getting involved is a great way to connect with other professionals in your field and contribute to your profession.
Voting Board Positions Open:
Five open voting Board positions with two-year terms commencing in January 2014 will be elected by the membership including:
1. Section Director
2. Finance Officer
3. Professional Development Officer
4. Public Information Officer
5. Events Officer
Young Planners Group Coordinator Positions Open:
Three openings are available for Young Planners Group Coordinator Board positions representing San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara County, and Ventura Counties. These YPG positions will be voting Board positions for the first time with the Central Section By-laws changes recently approved by the Board on October 15, 2014.
If you are a current APA member*, putting your name on the ballot is easy:
1. Notify Section Director Dave Ward or Public Information Officer Bret McNulty by email; and
2. Submit a brief (two-paragraph maximum) candidate statement describing your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position.
*The Section Director must be a member of the California Chapter. The Public Development Officer Must be a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Voting Board members and Young Planners Group Coordinators must be Central Coast Section members.
Candidate statements must be submitted by email by OCTOBER 27, 2014.
Mid-Term Inclusionary Membership Officer Opening
In December, the Central Coast Section Board of Directors will be also considering an appointment for an upcoming Inclusionary Membership Officer opening.
If you would like to obtain more information regarding these open positions or to submit your candidate statement, please contact:
Dave Ward, Section Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 677-3964, or
Bret McNulty, Public Information Officer, email@example.com, or (805) 722-5585.
Ballots will be distributed to the membership for the elected positions via email on November 4, 2014 and the election results will be certified by the Board and announced to the membership by December 1, 2014.
Now is the time to help realize planning’s potential in this region and make the most of your APA membership!