News Release: June 9, 2014

PlaceWorks Senior Associate Elected to AICP Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marissa Aho, AICP, has been elected to serve as a Commissioner for the American Planning Association's professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners. APA is a 40,000 member organization committed to promoting better communities through good planning.

Marissa Aho, AICPElected from the region representing California and Nevada, Aho will serve as one of eight commissioners and will be responsible for governance of the Commission and setting strategic goals. She will represent more than 15,000 members of APA's professional institute. This is a volunteer position and Aho will begin her term Tuesday, June 10.

Aho is the senior associate at PlaceWorks. Previously, she worked as a senior planning associate from Rosenheim & Associates. She is an active association member, serving on the executive committee of the APA California Chapter and as a co-chair of the 2012 APA National Planning Conference in Los Angeles. She is currently the section director for the Los Angeles Section of the APA California Chapter.

Aho also serves as a board member on the USC Price School of Policy Alumni Association.

She received her bachelor's degree from American University and her Master of Planning from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Aho is a certified planner.

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 Communications, 312-786-6395;