Congratulations to our newly elected chapter officers!

The Illinois Chapter Executive Committee is pleased to announce the results of our 2018 consolidated elections. These new office holders will assume their new positions on January 1, 2019. We want to thank all of our members who took the time to exercise their voice in the election process. We are confident that our incoming officers will serve the Chapter with distinction during their terms. Congratulations to the following officers!

APA-IL Chapter

(left to right) Jacob Seid, AICP, APA-IL President Elect • Stephanie Brown, AICP, APA-IL Secretary • Lorrie Pearson, AICP, APA-IL Treasurer

Current President T.J. Blakeman, AICP will begin his final year as president on January 1, 2019. Incoming, President-Elect Jake Seid, AICP will assume the office on January 1, 2020. (photo: President Blakeman announces election results at the 2018 APA-IL State Conference)

Chicago Metro Section (CMS)

(left to right) Brandon Nolin, AICP, Chicago Metro Section Chairman • Drew Awsumb, AICP, Chicago Metro Section Vice Chairman

(left to right) Gabrielle Mattingly, Chicago Metro Section Secretary • Justin Keller, Chicago Metro Section Treasurer

Illinois State Section (ISS)

(left to right) Ben LeRoy, Illinois State Section Director • Lacey Rains Lowe, Illinois State Section Assistant Director

(left to right) Jessica Weitzel, Illinois State Section Secretary • Jon Oliphant, AICP, Illinois State Section Treasurer • Greg Crowe, AICP, Illinois State Section Training Coordinator

Volunteer With a Committee!

If you have been considering getting more involved with the Illinois Chapter, but not as an elected officer, join a committee: Legislative, Diversity, Awards, 2019 Conference Committee, and more. It’s a great way to network and give back to the profession! Send your inquiry to Paula Freeze.

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