Why Join APA?
To Elevate Your Community and Career
When you join APA, you join thousands of planners, students, commissioners, public officials, educators, and citizens who have made a commitment to great communities. Learn more about the benefits of membership in APA.
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Only in APA can you connect and interact with planners from every region and discipline with varied experiences and points of view. When you join APA, you'll join a chapter — your local source for networking and development.
Kickstart your planning career with professional publications, career guidance, opportunities to present your work, and much more. Student membership is free and includes a deep discount on the cost of attending the National Planning Conference.
Become part of a global community working for better cities and better lives. APA members in 90 countries share your commitment to planning.
... I consider my membership one of the best investments I've ever made. Since the first day I joined, I have greatly benefited from the wide-ranging networking and continuing education opportunities, and the products and services APA has to offer. I am an insanely proud member of APA!
—Miguel Angel Vazquez, AICP
Healthy Communities Planner, Riverside County (California) Department of Public Health