April 12, 2011

Raleigh Planning Director Inducted as President of the American Planning Association

BOSTON — Raleigh, North Carolina, Planning Director Mitchell J. Silver, AICP, was inducted today as President of the American Planning Association (APA), a 42,000-member organization committed to promoting better communities through good planning.

Mitchell Silver, AICPSilver began his two-year term as president today at APA's National Planning Conference in Boston. He will be responsible for leading the 13-member Board of Directors, APA's governing body. This is a volunteer position.

Silver has held professional positions in both the public and private sectors, including serving as the Deputy Director in the Office of Planning in Washington, D.C., Northern Manhattan Planning and Policy Director for the Manhattan Borough President in New York, and as a principal of a New York-based planning firm.

A proven leader within the association, Silver recently completed a four-year term as Director at Large on the APA Board of Directors as well as serving on the Board's executive committee as Secretary/Treasurer. Previously he served as the co-chair of the APA National Planning Conference local host committee in 2000, and president of the New York Metro Chapter that received the Chapter Presidents Council Karen B. Smith Award for Overall Chapter Achievement during his tenure.

He is a certified planner and a licensed professional planner in the state of New Jersey. Silver received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute and a Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College.


Roberta Rewers, APA Public Affairs; 312-786-6395; rrewers@planning.org