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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.
Upper Midwest APA Planning Conference

APA Iowa is excited to announce that registrations are now being accepted for the Upper Midwest APA Planning Conference hosted by APA Iowa in Mason City from October 22nd - 24th, 2014. As you'll see by the incredible conference agenda available on the APA Iowa website, this is a conference you won't want to miss! Some of the conference highlights include:
• Keynote Speakers: We are pleased to headline the conference with three phenomenal keynote speakers, Scott Siepker, the Iowa Nice Guy on Wednesday afternoon, Ron Sims, former Deputy Director of HUD at Thursday Lunch and Paul Trombino, Iowa DOT Director at Friday's lunch. You won't want to miss any of these inspirational speakers!
• Progressive Dinner: On Wednesday evening you can enjoy a taste of Mason City featuring a progressive dinner with stops at three...
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2014 Great Places Design Award - Call for Nominations

Last year the Sensible Land Use Coalition launched an initiative to identify Great Places in the Twin Cities. The Coalition is excited to build on the successes of Year One and has instituted several changes to make Year Two even better. We have added award categories, and we are asking nominators to include all the members of their team. We are also creating post cards of the 2013 and 2014 Great Places "winners," which will be distributed at the awards celebration.

We now invite you to submit your candidate(s) for a 2014 Great Places design award. No place is too large or too small to be considered; places can be located in the central cities, in the suburbs or rural parts of the region. If you submit this year and do not receive an award, you can still submit in the future. Nominations are due August 8, 2014.
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APA MN Planners Emeriti Brown Bag Lunch Event

When: October 28, 2014 at 12 noon - 2 p.m.
Where: Minnetonka City Hall, Shady Oak Room (14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345)

Topic: Achieving the desired outcomes to create "Regional Equity Opportunities" ; provisions in the new Metropolitan Council Regional Policy Plan: THRIVE MSP 2040

Reservations: RSVP required . B.Y.O.L. Space Limited, so sign up early. Please contact Jim Barton (651-270-7454) or Bob Worthington (612-790-8698) if you plan to attend.
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2014 Planners Conference

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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...
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The Chapter would like to recognize the following Municipalities for their membership in APA MN.

City of Browns Valley
City of Fergus Falls
City of Hawley
City of Moorhead
City of Parkers Prairie
City of Perham
City of Prior Lake
City of Vergas
City of Wheaton

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