Linda F. Tatum, FAICP

As California Planning Foundation President for 11 years, Linda’s initiation of innovative fundraising approaches ensured financial support for aspiring planning students, increasing scholarship awards from $10,000 annually to more than $50,000 by developing a base of engaged APA California supporters and securing private and corporate donors. Since her introduction to planning as a volunteer, Linda implemented CDBG projects in her own low-income neighborhood early in her career. That work grounded her belief in the power of planning to transform lives and communities and she has continued her service with a focus on economic development in diverse communities.