History

This history was reconstructed in November 2004, with contributions from David Phillips, Ric Stephens, Chris Steins, and Richard Kolsterman.

The American Planning Association's Information Technology Division was founded in 1981, with Phillip Wallick as its first Chair. In 2007, the name was changed to the Technology Division.

Richard Klosterman began publishing "MUG SHOTS" for the Microcomputer Users Group (MUG) about 1983, and this became the InfoTEXT newsletter, which continues today.

1981
Chair: Phillip Wallick

1982-1990
Chair: Richard E. Klosterman (University of Akron)
Vice Chair: Ann Razer
Vice Chair: Mike Tarlitz
Secretary Treasurer: Steven French
Program Chair: Richard Brail
Editor of InfoTEXT: Richard E. Klosterman

1991
Chair: Mike Tarlitz
Vice Chair: Ann Razer
Secretary Treasurer: Steven French
Program Chair: Richard Brail
Editor of InfoTEXT: Richard Klosterman (University of Akron)

1992-95
Chair: Charles H. Kindleberger, (Community Development, City of St. Louis)
Vice Chair: Ann Razer
Vice Chair: Mike Tarlitz
Secretary/Treasurer: David L. Phillips
Editor of InfoTEXT: Richard Klosterman (University of Akron)

1995-97
Chair: Charles H. Kindleberger, (Community Development, City of St. Louis)
Vice Chair: Richard Langendorf
Vice Chair: Ken Topping
Secretary/Treasurer: David L. Phillips(University of Virginia School of Architecture)
Editor of InfoTEXT: Richard Klosterman (University of Akron)

1996
Editor of InfoTEXT: Ric Stephens (AEI CASC, Colton, California)

1997-1999
Chair: Joseph Baker (Butte County, California)
Vice Chair: Chris Steins (Urban Insight, Los Angeles)
Secretary/Treasurer: David L. Phillips (University of Virginia School of Architecture)
Editor of InfoTEXT: Ric Stephens (AEI CASC, Colton, California)

1999-2001
Chair: Joseph Baker (Butte County, California)
Vice Chair: Mike Skrownek (Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco)
Secretary/Treasurer: David L. Phillips (University of Virginia School of Architecture)
Editor of InfoTEXT: Ric Stephens (AEI CASC, Colton, California)

2001-2003
Chair: Joseph Baker (Butte County, California)
Secretary/Treasurer: David L. Phillips (University of Virginia School of Architecture)
Editor of InfoTEXT: Ric Stephens (AEI CASC, Colton, California)

2003
Chair: Dev Vrat (Sapphos Environmental, Inc., Pasadena, California)
Vice Chair: Chris Steins (Urban Insight, Los Angeles, California)
Secretary/Treasurer: David L. Phillips (University of Virginia School of Architecture)
Editor of InfoTEXT: Ric Stephens (AEI CASC, Colton, California)

2003-2005
Chair: Chris Steins (Urban Insight, Los Angeles)
Vice Chair: Vacant
Secretary/Treasurer: David L. Phillips (University of Virginia School of Architecture)
Editor of InfoTEXT: Ric Stephens (AEI CASC, Colton, California)
Communications Chair: Milton Ospina (ESRI)
Education Chair: Micheil Gritz (City of Las Vegas)
Policy Chair: Joe DiStefano, AICP (Calthorpe Associates)
Research Chair: David M. Simpson, Ph.D., AICP (University of Louisville)
Conference Chair: Ken Snyder (PlaceMatters.com)
Web Site Chair: Dan Tasman, AICP (Lake County, Ohio)

2006
Chair: Ken Snyder