American Planning Association
205 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601

Dear Planning Officials Development Officer,

Welcome newly appointed PODOs. We have prepared a manual for PODOs. This manual contains the description of your roles and responsibilities and outlines the resources and other assistance that is available to you as you develop planning official programs for the chapter.

As you read the manual, you will see that help is just a phone call away. You should feel free to contact members of the Planning Officials Advisory Committee or me, as your primary staff resource.

Good luck, and I hope to meet many of you in the coming months either over the phone or in person at the national conference.


Lynn Jorgenson
American Planning Association