APA Ambassadors

The application window for the 2015 Ambassador Pilot Program is now closed.

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.

APA thanks each and every one of you for your interest and dedication to your communities and the planning field. We look forward to supporting you over the next year. Please take advantage of the resources provided below to prepare for and carry out your events.

Ambassador Resources

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 RamirezAPA 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.

Ambassadors 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.

Wondering what this could look like? Check out how planner and APA Diversity Task Force Member Miguel A. Vazquez, AICP, is inspiring the next generation at a California elementary school. At right, Vazquez is pictured 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.)

Please note that 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.

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