This month, we’re joining with our planning colleagues from across the country to celebrate who planners are and the lasting value thoughtful planning has on communities of all sizes. This year’s theme is civic engagement, underscoring the necessity of engaging the public, elected officials, and key leaders in discussions that shape the future of our cities. Use the resources in APA’s National Community Planning Month Resource HUB to share with your community, elected officials, and local media the positive impact planning has had on your community. Have a planning success story you’d like APA to highlight during October? Send your stories and photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about National Community Planning Month at www.planning.org/ncpm.