We are halfway through our year-long Pilot Program. APA Ambassadors have been active at schools and community events, raising awareness about the importance of planning and the profession.

Wondering what these activities look like? Check out some coverage.

Resources for Ambassadors 

Make sure to check these pages to support your efforts.  You will find sample presentations, games, outreach materials, as required materials for tracking your activities.

Ambassador Resources

Examples and Articles

Who Are APA Ambassadors?

APA Ambassadors are active members of the American Planning Association of any age and level of experience who volunteer their time, experience, and talents to advance the public understanding of planning and promote the planning profession. Through this program, APA particularly hopes to reach future planners with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

We are very pleased to share that more than 100 members and five chapters applied for the pilot. Click here to learn more about these Ambassadors.

Planner and APA Diversity Task Force Member Miguel A. Vazquez, AICP, at a community art and music festival in Coachella, California, raising awareness around the importance of knowing what planning is and what planners do.  Photo Credit: Daisy RamirezAmbassadors may conduct the program, either as individuals or as a team, at:

  • Universities
  • Community Colleges
  • High Schools
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Neighborhood Leadership Academies
  • Community Councils, etc.

At right, APA Diversity Task Force Member Miguel A. Vazquez is inspiring the next generation at a community art and music festival in Coachella, California, raising awareness around the importance of knowing what planning is and what planners do. (Photo by Daisy Ramirez.)

The Pilot Program will be evaluated over the next year. Please check back for info on participants and events. We will announce the next round of applications if/when applicable.

Email APA's Director of Emerging Professionals, Monica Groh, at mgroh@planning.org if you have any questions.