News Release: June 9, 2014

Oregon Planner Elected to APA Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brian Campbell, FAICP, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Planning Association (APA). APA is a 40,000-member organization committed to promoting better communities through good planning.

Brian  Campbell, FAICPElected from the region serving the Southwestern, Mountain and Pacific Northwest states, Campbell will serve as one of the 13 members on the APA Board of Directors responsible for governing the association and setting strategic goals. Campbell will begin his four-year term on Tuesday, June 10. He will serve for four years in this volunteer position.

Campbell has more than 30 years of experience in public and private sector planning. Recently retired, he was a senior planning advisor for the City of Portland, Oregon, and senior supervising planner for Parsons Brinkerhoff (PB) PlaceMaking after a long career as the Planning Manager for the Port of Portland.

He has been an active member of APA, most recently serving as the APA Oregon Chapter president and its coordinator for the Northwest Livability Challenge: Game Changing Initiatives with APA's Washington Chapter.

Campbell received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and Master of Planning from the University of Virginia. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, one of the profession's highest honors.  

The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning — physical, economic, and social — so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, with almost 40,000 members worldwide in nearly 100 countries.


Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6395;