Ethics Case of the Year

APA Virginia Chapter


Wednesday, July 19, 2017
7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. EDT

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You'll learn about:

  • A range of ethical scenarios, useful for both public and private planners, based on the most challenging ones received by the AICP Ethics Committee during the previous year

  • The ethical obligations of the "Code of Ethics," as well as the "Ethical Principles" for non-professional planners, including elected and appointed officials and board members.

  • The types of ethical issues most commonly faced by planners and public officials.

  • To provide an opportunity for audience members to respond to specific questions raised by these common ethical scenarios.

A presentation of the 2017-18 "Ethics Case of the Year" by the Chapter's Professional Development Officer. This year's Case of the Year includes real-life case studies, drawn from those reviewed by the committee during the previous year. Following a brief introduction, the panelists will review several distinctive ethical scenarios, posing questions for the audience to answer, and discussing the issues that are raised.


  1. To fulfill the biennial requirements for a professional (AICP) planner's required ethics training.
  2. To provide a basic review of the "Code of Ethics" and the "Ethical Principles" for Appointed and Elected Officials


Glenn Larson, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Glenn Larson, AICP, is the current President of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a charter member of AICP, and served as AICP Commissioner from Region II from 2012 until 2015. He is the past co-chair of the AICP Exam Committee. Prior to his service on the AICP ... Read More

Earl Anderson, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Earl is a Senior Planner with the York County Planning Division. In this capacity, he currently assists the public and elected/appointed officials with long-range planning decision-making through the preparation of reports, presentations, and/or public participation methods. He serves as a staff member to the Planning Commission and is ... Read More

Andrew Hopewell, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Andrew is the Assistant Chief of Planning with Fauquier County. He focuses on long range and comprehensive planning including: capital, fiscal and economic impact analyses; demographic studies; as well as community visioning and plan development. Previously he had a similar focus while working in Spotsylvania County. He holds a Bachelors ... Read More

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