About the APA - WI Website
Welcome to the website of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association. You can find resources pertaining to your planning questions here and contact information for planners across the state of Wisconsin and at the national level through links to the American Planning Association. While this website is primarily for professional planners who practice in Wisconsin we hope that it will be a source of information for others as well. Thanks for visiting!
APA - Wisconsin Mission Statement
The American Planning association and its chapters provide leadership through citizen and professional planners in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools necessary to effect positive change. To this end, the American Planning Association - Wisconsin Chapter (APA-WI) shall dedicate its resources to:
- Communication. Increase awareness and involvement in community issues and the planning process, in our membership and in our communities.
- Education and Advocacy. Provide and contribute to public forums for teaching, exchanging information, sharing professional experience regarding planning issues, and develop/promote legislative and policy issues.
- Citizen Participation. Promoting decision-making processes based on sound planning and community development principles, to effectively resolve land use, natural resource, and development issues.
- Professionalism. Train and guide members according to the national APA standards of professional conduct and promote membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
- Partnership. Expand relationships with other organizations impacting community development in Wisconsin.
- Membership Services. Identify and respond to the needs and requests for services expressed by the chapter membership.
The Purpose of the Chapter is as follows:A. To facilitate the participation of members of the national American Planning Association ("APA") within the Chapter area, and further the purposes of the Wisconsin Chapter; B. To advance the art and science of planning [in the Chapter area]; C. To encourage the exchange of information and planning experiences; and D. To advance the interests and welfare of the planning profession.