Where will the next generation of planners come from? Maybe from the universities, colleges, and high schools in your hometown or from your alma mater. You can have a direct and powerful influence on the next generation of planners as an APA Ambassador.
APA Ambassadors promote the growth and diversity of the planning profession by universities, colleges, and high schools to talk to students about careers in planning. Through this program, APA particularly hopes to reach students with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Become an Ambassador
Commit to one year of volunteer service, conduct informational sessions at three to five academic institutions during that year, and visit career and graduate school fairs. You could have a real impact on the future of the planning profession.
Interested? You will need to fill out an application and submit your resume. You should be an APA member with at least five years of experience as a professional planner. You will also need to make a one-year commitment to the program. This is an unpaid position. APA will provide you with appropriate materials.
Attendees at a Diversity in Planning Networking Breakfast, organized by the Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee of APA's Virginia Chapter, at Oister Point City Center in Newport News, Virginia. Photo by Olivia Krahenbill.