Legislative Advocacy

AdvocacyThe mission of the American Planning Association Louisiana Chapter (APA-LA) is to promote the practice of community and regional planning in Louisiana through community and member services.  APA-LA members are planners for cities, parishes, private entities and other agencies that support the public welfare through the technical practice of forecasting future conditions and engaging the public to identify the most effective actions to ensure sustained economic and social vitality of communities.  

The Legislative Committee (LC) supports the APA-LA mission by educating its members and elected officials about legislative matters that impact the planning profession and the overall vitality of our communities.  In general, the LC will align legislative advocacy messages and activities with policy principles and statements set by APA.  In addition, the LC will review legislative matters, engage and inform committee members, and advocate for planning principles to the state legislature. 




Whitney Hoffman Sayal, AICP
Legislative Chair and APA-LA Vice President
APA-LA Legislative Advocacy event at the Louisiana State Capitol