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The APA Minnesota Board Wishes To Welcome Its New Members

Tracey Kinney, Metro Director
Jason Gilman, Southeast Director
Leila Tripp, Student Representative

These new members will take office for their two year terms on January 17, at the Board retreat in St. Cloud. The Board also wishes to extend its thanks to retiring members Andy Gitzlaff, Greg Kruschke, and Aubrey Austin for their years of service to the chapter. We could not function without dedicated volunteers who give of their time as Board members.

And thanks to all the chapter members who voted in this election!
What is APA Minnesota?

The Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Minnesota) is a non-profit statewide organization of over 900 planning professionals, educators, local officials and planning commissioners who are involved in planning-related activities on behalf of state and regional agencies, counties, cities, towns, educational institutions and the private sector.

Planning involves the use of many tools, including economic and demographic analysis, natural and cultural resource evaluation, goal-setting, visioning and strategizing.

Besides being the only profession specially trained to look at how these elements fit together, planners bring something more. Planners can offer options so communities & citizens can achieve their vision of the future.
2014 Planners Conference

Conference Co-chairs for 2014, Hilary Holmes and James Gittemeier, are elated after the first Conference Committee meeting on January 10. After a lively discussion, with lots of enthusiasm and creative ideas, the committee chairs were able to choose dates for the first committee meetings.

If anyone is still interested in participating in the planning for the conference in Duluth on October 1-3, the co-chairs or the committee chairs--Kristina Nesse and Jeff Thomson, Program Committee; Al Cottingham, Events and Mobile Tours Committee; or Meagan Beekman, Awards Committee--will be pleased to have you join in. Send emails to hilary.e.holmes@gmail.com or jgittemeier@ardc.org

FAICP Honor for Phil Wheeler

Phil Wheeler has been selected as part of the 2014 Class of the Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP). FAICP is the highest professional honor in the planning field. FAICP members are identified as model planners who have made significant contributions to planning and society. Phil was nominated by the APA Minnesota chapter and will be inducted as Fellow at the APA Conference this April in Atlanta.
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2014 APA Upper Midwest Conference

2014 APA Upper Midwest Conference

Mark your calendars now! The 2014 APA Upper Midwest Conference, hosted by APA Iowa and themed, "Making Places Great: Embracing the Past & Staging the Future" will be held in Mason City, IA on October 22nd - 24th at the famous, Music Man Square. In order to develop an incredible conference line up, the Conference Committee is actively seeking Session Proposals.
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