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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.|