June 27, 2012

Evanston Planner Elected as President of National Planning Institute Commission

CHICAGO — Lee Brown, FAICP, of Evanston, Illinois, was named President-Elect of the American Planning Association's (APA) professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). APA is a 40,000 member organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. The professional institute certifies planners and focuses on ethics, professional development, and standards of professional practice. Brown took office as president-elect on May 30.

Lee Brown, FAICPBrown will serve one year as president-elect before assuming the presidency for a two-year term, followed by a final year as past-president. He will be responsible for leading the eight-member American Institute of Certified Planners Commission in governing the Commission and setting strategic goals. This is a volunteer position.

Brown has more than 34 years of experience working in the public sector and as a planning consultant. He is president of Teska Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that provides urban planning and landscape architecture services throughout the Midwest. He is a certified planner and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the highest honor that can bestowed upon an American planner.

Active within the organization for more than 30 years, Brown is the chair of the Community Assistance Program Task Force and serves as a Planning Accreditation Board site visitor that reviews university planning programs. He previously volunteered for several Planning Assistance Teams, served as the APA Illinois Chapter president, and helped establish the Planning Officials Development Officers program.


Contact: Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6395; rrewers@planning.org