APA/AICP Elections

Election Results for Board, Commission, and Student Representatives Council

New Board Directors and Commissioners to Assume Office January 1

Congratulations to the successful candidates in APA's 2017 election. The Board Directors and Commissioners-elect below begin a four year term on January 1, 2018.

APA Board

APA President Elect: Kurt Christiansen, FAICP

Board Director at Large: Lauren Driscoll, AICP

Board Director at Large (focused for Planning Board Member): Marjorie Press

Board Director Region 1: Courtenay Mercer, AICP

Board Director Region 5: Leo Asuncion, AICP

Board Director Region 6: Kristen Asp, AICP

AICP Commission

AICP President-Elect: Debbie Lawlor, FAICP, PP

AICP Region 1 Commissioner: Justin Garrett Moore, AICP

AICP Region 5 Commissioner: Karen Wolf, FAICP

AICP Region 6 Commissioner: Marissa Aho, AICP

Also, during this summer the members of the Chapter Presidents Council elected Ben Hitchings, AICP to a two-year term as its Chair and Board Director. Also, David Fields, AICP was elected by the Divisions Council as its new chair and Board Director, also a two-year term.

Results of the elections in individual chapters and divisions will be announced by their respective chapters and divisions.

Congratulations are due as well to the new members of APA's Student Representatives Council (SRC) Executive Committee.

Student Representatives Council

SRC Chair, and Board Director: Rachael Thompson Panik

Region 1 Representative: Justin Romeo

Region 2 Representative: Rebecca S. Van Dyke

Region 3 Representative: Dara Jordan Osher

Region 4 Representative: Gabrielle Boyd

Region 5 Representative: Charles Liuzzo

Region 6 Representative: Alexander K. Yee


2017 APA/AICP Consolidated Leadership Elections

In 2017, APA members will participate in elections for new members of the Board of Directors, AICP Commission, in addition to chapter, division and student leaders. Many APA chapters and most APA divisions are inviting nominations for leadership positions through this process as well.

Election to leadership is a great way to serve APA and the planning profession, expand your network, and meet new colleagues. If you are an AICP member, service as a leader in the organization is also eligible for CM credit.

The 2017 Election Policies and Procedures document, adopted by the Board of Directors in February, is a complete guide to the election process for Board members and Commissioners. If you have questions, email getinvolved@planning.org.

2017 Election Timeline
March 15, 2017 Call for Nominations, election packet for potential nominees available on web.
May 15, 2017 Firm deadline for submission of names of potential APA and AICP nominated candidates.
June 1, 2017 Nominating Committees meet to select candidates for APA Board of Directors and AICP Commission.
June 7, 2017 Nominees announced on APA website, Interact; announcement of petition procedures.
July 10, 2017 Deadline for filing of petition candidates' petitions.
August/September 2017 Planning magazine publishes nominated candidates position statements.
August 3, 2017 Posting of all candidate position statements on website and in Interact.
August 7, 2017 Ballots available online, reminders emailed to all members.
September 7, 2017 Firm deadline for receipt of ballots from membership.
September 14, 2017 Election Committee certifies election results.
January 1, 2018 Newly elected APA Board Directors and AICP Commissioners take office.