Charles M. Compton, FAICP

For more than three decades, Charlie Compton has exemplified dedicated and professional leadership in the planning field at the community, state, and national levels. He is a true visionary who confronts challenges with creativity and innovation — whether for local regulatory solutions, educating citizen planners, developing smart growth strategies, or creating a new APA division. His enthusiastic contribution of time and energy yields a legacy of civic involvement and public service well beyond the profession. A dedicated planning ambassador and advocate, Charlie tirelessly advances the understanding and practice of sound planning among practitioners, allied professions, government officials, and the public. Inducted in 2010.