Advocating for Great Planning in Illinois

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Chapter Awards

The APA-IL Chapter Awards Program recognizes exceptional plans and individuals in the field of urban planning in Illinois. These plans and individuals demonstrate the outstanding planning that occurs in all corners of our great state. Each year, award winning plans are recognized at the annual Chapter Awards Luncheon at the Chapter's State Conference.

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DEI Committee

The APA-IL's Diversity, Equtiy and Inclusion Committee provides ongoing education forums and opportunities for planners, students and university faculty of different backgrounds to network, share ideas and bring recognition to unique values and perspectives. Our mission is to promote and increase diversity within Illinois' planning profession and support the efforts of planners to create more inclusive, equitable and just policies, regulations, and communities in Illinois.

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Legislative Committee

The purpose of the Legislative Committee is to provide information on legislative matters in Springfield that concern planning officials and professionals and provide an effective voice to advocate on matters concerning planning practice and profession in Illinois.

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Pro Bono Program

Starting back in 1998, the APA-IL Pro Bono Committee has provided pro-bono planning services and assistance to eligible non-profit organizations, community groups, service agencies and governmental units to initiate, organize, and fine tune early stage planning projects. Our Pro Bono Program has served as a role model for APA Chapters and Sections throughout the US.

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WHO WE ARE

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is the premier authority on urban planning issues and professional development for Illinois' urban planners.

 

The APA-IL is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois.  We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state.  We pride ourselves on "Creating Great Communities for All" in Illinois.  

 

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