The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Kansas) is a professional organization representing practicing planners, government officials, and citizens involved with urban, regional, and rural planning issues within the State of Kansas.
About APA Kansas
The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association joins planners statewide, nationwide, regionally and locally through the American Planning Association. Through this partnership, members:
Stay current in the Planning field
Membership allows you to receive the Kansas Planner, notices of up-coming conferences and special mailings produced by the Chapter. The Chapter will keep you at the top of your game with state-of-the art knowledge in planning. Advance your professional expertise through local and state planning workshops and events, the annual state and national planning conferences, and ultimately AICP certification.
Make a difference in Topeka
Unite with other planners in one powerful voice introducing and influencing legislation to shape planning in Kansas. Our members have been very effective in bringing APA Kansas's planning expertise to the Capitol, and our legislative agenda and planning principles to law.
Network with other planners
You're not in this alone. Other planners across the state and in your local area share the same planning issues as you. Don't reinvent the wheel. Find out how others are dealing with your challenges. Make new friends who share your interest in planning. Employers are looking for smart APA members at APA conferences, APA local events and with advertisements in the Kansas Planner.
Find and keep the good jobs
Let your current employer know you take your job seriously. Prospective employers regularly attend APA conferences and events searching for sharp APA members to join their firms and agencies. Most consultant firms and numerous planning agencies prefer AICP qualified planners.
Join APA Kansas
APA Kansas currently has nearly 400 members including practicing planners, elected and appointed officials, academicians, citizens who care about planning and students. The Chapter is led by elected state board and section officers. Don't be left out. Join APA Kansas now to get plugged in and to stay current in your profession. Know what's going on in planning in Kansas, in your region, nationally and locally.