APA-AICP Elections 2016

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Chapter and Division Leadership Elections

The Louisiana Chapter and most APA divisions are inviting nominations for leadership positions. Chapter or division leadership is a great way to serve APA and the planning profession, expand your network, and meet new colleagues. If you are an AICP member, service as a chapter or division leader is eligible for CM credit.

All Louisiana Chapter and Section officer positions open for election:

  • Chapter President (This is a 3-yr term. Current term ends Dec. 2017.)
  • Chapter Secretary (This and all others are 2-year terms.)
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Public Information
  • Vice President of Membership
  • Professional Development Officer
  • Section Directors:
    • Acadiana
    • Capital (running again despite Fall '15 election to get in sync with the APA consolidated elections process.)
    • Metro New Orleans
    • North Louisiana
  • Section Officers:
    • Assistant Director
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Membership Coordinator (Metro Section only)

Duties of each office can be found beginning on page 3 of the Chapter Bylaws available here.

Chapter President Lydia Jemison, AICP will be forming an elections committee following the June 3, 2016 Executive Committee meeting to manage this process. Please consider serving on this committee.

Submittal Requirements

Persons interested in running for office must submit their name, a bio, a narrative position statement (for Chapter Officers and Section Directors only) and a thumbnail-size headshot photo. Please email this information to the public information officer James Taylor, AICP by end of day Thursday, June 2, 2016.

2016 Election Timeline

June 2, 2016 — Deadline to submit nominee names, headshot photos, bios and position statements (600 words max) to Chapter PIO James Taylor
July 5, 2016 — Final slate determined, including any petition candidates and their bios and position statements
August 5, 2016 — Online voting begins
September 8, 2016 — Online voting ends
Mid-September 2016 — Election results announced
January 1, 2017 — Newly elected chapter and division leaders take office (except Louisiana Chapter President will serve as President Elect for one year.) - corrected 9/15/16