April 12, 2011

Brunswick Planning Director Inducted as President of APA's Professional Institute

BOSTON — Brunswick, Maine's Director of Planning and Development Anna M. Breinich, AICP, was inducted as President of the American Planning Association's (APA) professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners. APA's professional institute is responsible for the certification of professional planners and standards of practice, including ethics.

Anna Breinich, AICPBreinich began her two-year term as president today during APA's National Planning Conference in Boston. She will be responsible for leading the eight-member American Institute of Certified Planners Commission and guiding the certification process and professional development program. This is a volunteer position.

An experienced planning practitioner, Breinich has more than 30 years of diverse planning experience in county, municipal, and private sectors. She has served as Brunswick's director of planning and development since 2007.

Prior to this position, Breinich was the director of community planning for the Pennsylvania Environment Council. She also served as an adjunct associate professor and Harrisburg Program Coordinator at Temple University Ambler for the master's degree program in Community and Regional Planning.

Breinich has been an active member of the association, holding numerous national, state, and local leadership positions. She just completed a four-year term on the professional institute's commission, representing more than 16,000 members.

She has a bachelor's degree in sociology and certificate in social work from Elizabethtown College, and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Pennsylvania State University. She became a certified planner in 1985.


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