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2022 APA-IL Elections polls are open!

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

The 2022 APA Chapter and Division Elections have begun. APA National and APA-IL Chapter Only members, be sure to cast your ballot - it takes less than 5 minutes! Polls close August 20, 2022 at 11:59 Pacific Time.

Did you receive your ballot from APA? The American Planning Association (APA) has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems to administer the 2022 elections for APA chapters and divisions. If you have not receive your election email, which contains your personalized ballot link and credentials, by today please contact To assure your election specific emails arrive safely in your inbox, simply add to your list of approved senders.

Per the APA-IL Bylaws, Illinois Chapter members are to elect a President ElectSecretary and Treasurer, At-Large, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Officer, and Professional Development Officer as well as positions on the Chapter Section Boards. The next term of office will commence on January 1, 2023. 

The 2022 APA-IL slate of candidates are...

APA-IL Chapter Candidates

(left to right) Stephanie Brown, AICP, APA-IL President Elect • Glen Cole, AICP, Treasurer • Gabby Mattingly, AICP, Secretary

(left to right) Andy Cross, AICP, Professional Development Officer • Katanya Raby, At Large Officer • Enrique Castillo, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Officer

Chicago Metro Section (APA-CMS) Candidates

(left to right) Justin Keller, AICP, APA-CMS Director • Valerie Berstene, AICP, APA-CMS Assistant Director • James Harris, AICP, APA-CMS Treasurer • Samantha Lenoch, APA-CMS Secretary

Illinois State Section (APA-ISS) Candidates

(left to right) Lacey Rains Lowe, APA-ISS Director • Jeff Marino, AICP, APA-ISS Assistant Director • Jon Oliphant, AICP, APA-ISS Secretary

(left to right) Cristen Hardin, APA-ISS Training Coordinator • Caitlin Kelly, APA-ISS Training Coordinator • Greg Crowe, AICP, APA-ISS Treasurer

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! It’s a great way to network and give back to the profession! Send your inquiry to Paula Freeze.

The APA-IL 2020-2022 Executive Committee



Nina Idemudia, AICP

Past President

Jake Seid, AICP


Emily Egan, AICP


Christina Bader, AICP

At Large Officer

Katanya Raby

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Officer

Kalindi Parikh

Professional Development Officer

Stephanie Brown, AICP

Chicago Metro Section Director

Brandon Nolin, AICP

Illinois State Section Director

Lacey Raines Lowe


Dustin Allred

Michael Blue, FAICP

Sara Egan, AICP

Phil Green

Gabe Guevara

April Jackson

Jaemi Jackson, AICP

Brian Larson

Gabby Mattingly, AICP

Roya Nassirpour

David Silverman, AICP


Executive Director

Financial Administrator

Megan Duenser


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