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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
THE MINNESOTA CHAPTER OF APA WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE FOLLOWING MEMBER MUNICIPALITIES FOR THEIR SUPPORT
City of Browns Valley
City of Fergus Falls
City of Hawley
City of Parkers Prairie
City of Vergas
City of Moorhead
City of Perham
City of Wheaton
Sensible Land Use Coalition
What to Build, Where, and Will it Sell?
The status and future of the residential and commercial market in the Twin Cities
Where: DoubleTree Park Place in St. Louis Park, MN
In January, SLUC presented key elements of the new regional vision for growth, with a historical analysis of the numbers, and opinion for the future.
This second program in the series brings together a panel of regional industry experts who will focus on the status and future of the residential and commercial market in the Twin Cities region. See More »