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.
Citizen Planner Handbook Now Available Online
An invaluable resource is now available on our website for free. The
Citizen Planner Handbook, an excellent reference tool for planning
commissioners, elected officials, engaged citizens and also planners, is now
available to download for free at our website.
The Citizen Planner Handbook contains information on commission bylaws,
findings of fact, parliamentary procedure, public hearings and board
orientation as well as introductions to comprehensive plans, zoning and
subdivision regulations in addition to many more topics.
The Annual APA-Minnesota Chapter Planning Awards are an exciting opportunity to give credit to
outstanding projects and people that have contributed to the planning profession. The awards will be
given at the APA-MN Annual Planning Conference on September 18-20, 2013. Winners will be notified
ahead of time and asked to attend to accept their award.