Our mission is to make great communities happen in Virginia by offering continuing professional development and other valuable services to our members that will enable them to excel in their practice. We are committed to raising awareness about the many benefits planning offers as a foundation for effectively addressing the physical, economic, and social changes that take place in Virginia, and to providing effective leadership in planning advocacy reflective of a diverse geography and population.
What the Chapter Offers
The APA Virginia Chapter gets you involved in APA close to home. We're your local source for networking and professional development. You'll share experiences with colleagues and broaden your perspective beyond your commission or office. We provide a variety of services that show the real value of membership, providing opportunities that allow planners to grow their careers, networks and skills.
Specifically, our services include:
- The Annual Conference
- Annual Symposiums
- Networking Events
- Training Opportunities
- Preparation for the AICP Exam
- The Chapter's Legislative & Policy Program
- An Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Program
- Section Events
- Student Resources
- A Regular Newsletter
- Social Media, and
- Leadership Opportunities
Join APA Virginia
APA Virginia's 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 Virginia now to get plugged in and to stay current in your profession. Know what's going on in planning in Virginia, in your region, nationally and locally.
How to Connect
We provide regular updates here, on our Chapter website. Also, check out our social media resources.