April 16, 2013

Evanston, Illinois, Planner Inducted as President of National Planning Institute Commission

CHICAGO — Lee Brown, FAICP, of Evanston, Illinois, was inducted today as President of the American Planning Association's (APA) professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Lee Brown, FAICPAPA 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 was inducted during a ceremony at APA’s National Planning Conference that continues in Chicago through Wednesday, April 17. During his two-year term he will be responsible for leading the eight-member American Institute of Certified Planners Commission and guiding the certification process and professional development program. The position is not paid.

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 (FAICP), the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an American planner.

Brown holds a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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


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