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Central Coast Section Election



Come lead the future of planning in our Central Coast communities! The Central Coast Section of the American Planning Association, California Chapter (APACA) is soliciting candidates from within its membership to run for positions on the Section's Executive Board of Directors.

What does the Central Coast Section’s Executive Board Do?

Members of our Executive Board of Directors oversee exciting professional development activities throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, throughout the State of California, and nationally. Getting involved is a great way to connect with other professionals in your field and contribute to the quality of your profession.

Open Positions for the 2017 Election

Five open voting Executive Board of Directors positions with terms commencing in January 2017 will be elected by the membership in the coming months including: 

  1. San Luis Obispo County Sub-Section Director
  2. Santa Barbara County Sub-Section Director
  3. Ventura County Sub-Section Director
  4. Legislative Officer
  5. Inclusion Officer

Election Schedule

  • Now | Call for Candidate Statements Now! Submit your candidate statement online through the Online Candidate Statement Form. Additional details are below for interested candidates. 
  • November 20, 2017 | Candidate Statements Due | All statements must be submitted by email no later than November 20, 2017.
  • November 21, 2017 thru December 11, 2017 | Election of Candidates | Candidate Statement Published and Polls Opened to Membership. 
  • December 12, 2017 | APA Central Coast Section’s Board of Directors certifies election
  • Between December 24, 2017 and December 31, 2017 | APA Central Coast Section’s Board of Director announces results. 

Where can I learn about the roles of the Board roles in the Central Coast Section?

The duties for these positions are detailed in the California Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Central Coast Section Bylaws. Click here to review the Central Coast Section's Bylaws

If you would like to obtain more information regarding these open positions or to submit your candidate statement, please contact: 

Chris Williamson, Section Director, cbwilliamson@roadrunner.com or 

Clay Downing, Public Information Officer, clay.e.downing@gmail.com, or (805) 290-3306.

Who can be a candidate?

If you are a current APA member, placing your name on the ballot is easy:

  1. Click the link below and fill out the online form. Once submitted, the Central Coast Section's Election Committee will make sure that your information is made available for the section election. Questions or problems with submission should be sent to Clay Downing at clay.e.downing@gmail.com
  2. Each candidate will be asked to provided a brief (two-paragraph maximum) candidate statement describing your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position as well as your name. Contact information will also be requested, however this information will not be published as part of the election process.
  3. Click here to fill out your Online Candidate Form

What is the Central Coast Section of APA California?

The Central Coast Section 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.

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