APA RI is one of 47 chapters and 20 divisions of the American Planning Association. We are a non-profit public interest and research organization dedicated to urban, suburban, regional and rural planning. With over 150 members, APA RI is made up of planners at all government levels, private consultants, local planning board members, landscape architects, environmental scientists, lawyers, engineers, professors, students and other professionals dedicated to sound planning principles.
Our mission statement is to "positively shape the planning profession by providing a forum for the understanding and application of sound planning principles within the State of Rhode Island and to provide leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating and recognizing excellence in community planning." We do this through advocacy, networking, outreach and professional development.
In November 2013, APA Rhode Island will conduct elections for the 2014-2015 Executive Board. All offices are open for nominations. Members interested in running for President must be a member of National APA. Members wishing to run for President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer should submit their name and a candidate statement of no more than 500 words to Meredith E. Brady, APA Rhode Island Election Officer at EmmieRI@verizon.net no later than Friday October 4, 2013 for inclusion on the ballot.