The following is a list of active committees APA MN currently has:

Awards Committee
APA Minnesota’s awards program provides the opportunity to give credit to outstanding projects and people who have contributed to the planning profession over the previous year.  Award recipients are recognized at our annual fall conference and in Planning Minnesota. 

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee responsible for planning, budgeting, and coordinating the activities associated with hosting the annual, statewide Chapter conference. One member of the conference committee serves as an ex-officio board member. The PDO serves as a member of this committee.

Diversity and Equity Committee

The Diversity and Equity Committee is tasked with developing and executing an association-wide plan for how we better promote the understanding and practices of diversity and equity, both within and outside the planning community and profession. Check this site for upcoming events and other opportunities to be involved.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the chapter officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer).  Executive Committee meetings provide a forum to discuss and vet strategic matters before putting them before the board.

FAICP Nominating Committee

The FAICP Nominating Committee encourages eligible members to nominate themselves or others for the AICP Fellowship.  The committee is also available to provide guidance about navigating the nomination process.

Legislative and Law Committee

The Legislative and Law Committee is responsible for following legislative actions and case law, apprising Chapter members of items that impact them or affect the planning profession, and coordinating legislative platforms and activities on behalf of the chapter. One member of the Committee must be appointed by the Board to serve as an ex-officio board member.

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee oversees and coordinates the development of professional development opportunities for the chapter.  It is comprised of the chapter’s Professional Development Officers and committee member recruits.

Spring Workshop Committee

The Spring Workshop Committee coordinates the chapter’s annual Spring Seminar which often features walking tours of metro-area developments.

Women in Planning Committee
The purpose of APA Minnesota’s Women in Planning Committee is to advocate for, connect, inspire, and promote women working in the field of planning in the State of Minnesota. The Committee will help themselves and others grow through networking, education, mentorship, leadership, and advocacy.

The APA Minnesota Women in Planning Committee is welcoming to all who believe in its mission, including all female-identifying, non-binary persons, and men. For the purposes of this document, and all Women in Planning Committee materials, “women” shall encompass all female-identifying, non-binary, or any persons who identify as a woman. 

Emerging Planners Group

The Emerging Planners Group (EPG) is a resource for early-career and mid-career members of APA-MN. EPG provides opportunities for young professionals to engage, interact, and learn from the Chapter’s senior leadership through planned events and individual meetings.

Vacant Committees/Positions

The following committees and/or positions have been active in the past but are currently vacant.  The board has expressed interest in reviving these positions:

Community Planner

If you have an interest in any committee or have further questions, please reach out at: