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Yearly Individual Membership Categories:

  • Full APA Members ($50 to chapter, paid via National APA)
  • State Chapter-Only Members ($50)
  • Student State Chapter-Only Members ($25)
    • All the typical benefits of state-only membership
  • Corporate Membership ($750)
    • Recognition in the chapter newsletter
    • Booth space and recognition at the chapter conference
    • Member rate charged for non-APA employees at APA-MN events (state conference, spring seminar)
    • Up to ten free job postings
  • Non-profit / Agency Membership ($200)
    • Recognition in chapter newsletter
    • Booth space and recognition at conference events
    • Up to five free job / RFP postings
  • Municipal Membership ($250)
    • Recognition in chapter newsletter
    • Recognition at chapter conference
    • Full chapter-only membership for Planning Commission
    • Up to five free job postings

Download the Minnesota Chapter Only Corporate Membership application (.pdf)

APA Minnesota Chapter Bylaws

Chapter Membership

APA Minnesota is Minnesota's chapter of the American Planning Association, with a membership of approximately 700 planners from around the state. While the chapter is part of the American Planning Association, individual members do NOT need to be members of the national association. That lets you keep up on what is happening in Minnesota and participate in APA Minnesota events without spending much money!

New and Improved Memberships Now Available!

Planning Commissioners May Join for One Fee

APA Minnesota is happy to provide group rate memberships for Planning Commissions. This membership will allow each Planning Commissioner to receive similar privileges as Chapter-only individual memberships.

The rate is only $150/year per Commission. For more details contact the chapter administrator at 1-888-882-5369 (toll free) or by mail to:
      Otto/Peg Schmid
      APA Minnesota
      9288 Beverly Drive
      Breezy Point, MN 56472

Call now! or download the PDF membership form, print it, fill it out, and mail it to us!

To Join the American Planning Association and the Minnesota Chapter as an Individual
Members of APA/APA Minnesota receive Planning Minnesota, Planning Magazine, and discounts on books purchased through the Planner's Book Service and on registrations for the national planning conference, Minnesota's state planning conference, and other events and workshops.

Chapter dues are $50 in addition to the national membership dues which are calculated based on a salary table. APA contacts are provided below for the most current information.

Students may join APA/APA Minnesota for a total of $42, on verification of student status. Planning Commissioners may join APA/APA Minnesota as individuals for a total of $65.

To join as an APA/APA Minnesota member, please send your check for Chapter and APA dues, along with your name, place of employment, title, mailing address, phone number and email address to:

Membership, American Planning Association 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600
Chicago IL 60603-9830

Click here to get an official APA membership form which includes the dues schedule.

What constitutes Retirement status?

An AICP member qualifies as retired if he or she has been an active and continuous member for at least 10 years is at least 65 years of age; and who does not engage in any profession, business, or trade (this excludes part-time non-planning or nonprofessional work). Retired members are exempt from Certification Maintenance (CM) requirements.

Retirement Status Verifcation Form

Retired member rates are as follows: APA dues $75, Chapter dues $10, AICP (if applicable) $25. All publications and divisions fees are at standard price.

Planners practicing part time or who were retired and return to the workforce must meet the full obligations of Certification Maintenance (CM) unless granted an exemption. More information about exemptions from CM can be found at

The AICP designation is both a hard-earned indicator of professional accomplishment and a sign of your continuing connection to and support of planning and its role in creating communities of lasting value.  APA appreciates your past membership and hope you will decide to keep it in force.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alisa Moore by telephone (202) 349-1007 or email at

American Planning Association Minnesota Chapter
Phone: 1-888-882-5369 (toll free)
E-mail the APA Minnesota