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The Illinois State Section (ISS) is a sub-section of the full Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association. The ISS covers 95 of the 102 Illinois counties in the State of Illinois. All Illinois Chapter members living in one of these counties is automatically registered as a members of the State Section.

ISS News

APA-ISS Executive Committee

Section Officers

  • Section Director - Lacey Rains Lowe, City of Champaign

  • Assistant Director - Jeff Marino, AICP City of Champaign

  • Secretary - Jon Oliphant, AICP, City of Washington

  • Treasurer - Greg Crowe, AICP, MSA 

  • Training Coordinator - Cristen Hardin, PGAV

  • Past Officer - Ben LeRoy, City of Champaign


Regional Coordinators

  • Region 1 Coordinator - Ashley Sarver, AICP, Gary W. Anderson Architect

  • Region 2 Coordinator - Leah Allison, AICP, City of Peoria

  • Region 3 Coordinator - Marcus Ricci, AICP, City of Urbana & Katherine Trotter, City of Champaign 

  • Region 4 Coordinator - Chuck Bevelheimer, AICP, City of Quincy

  • Region 5 Coordinator - Scott Hanson, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

  • Region 6 Coordinator - TBA

To contact the APA-ISS Executive Committee, please click here.

Illinois State Section News

ISS Documents

Past Events

2022 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference, hybrid

May 12-13, 2022 (virtual sessions

May 6, 2022 - in-person Peoria Mobile Workshop

June 10, 2022 - in-person Champaign-Urbana Mobile Workshop

June 24, 2022 - in-person Rockford Mobile workshop

September 23, 2022 - in-person Alton Mobile Workshop


photos of the 2022 ISS Spring Conference Activities

2021 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference, virtual

April 16 & 23, 2021


2019 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference, Decatur, IL

June 6-7, 2019

Decatur Civic Center


photos of the 2019 ISS Spring Conference

2017 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference, Moline, IL

June 1-2, 2017

iWireless Center and Radisson at John Deere Commons


photos of the 2017 ISS Spring Conference

2016 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference, Champaign, IL

April 21-22, 2016

photos of the 2016 ISS Spring Conference

2015 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference



2014 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference



2013 APA-IL ISS Fall Conference, Columbia, IL 




2011 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference, Quincy, IL



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