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APA-IL Board of Directors Endorses Nina Idemudia, AICP

Updated: Jul 21, 2023


The American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) fully endorses the candidacy of Nina Idemudia, AICP, currently APA-IL President, for a Director-at-Large seat on the American Planning Association’s Board of Directors. Nina's admirable dedication to equitable community development, inclusive outreach, and organizational innovation for planning agencies has left an indelible mark on the profession, making her an exemplary candidate for this position.

Having witnessed firsthand the transformative power of the built environment in shaping the lives of vulnerable populations, Nina's passion for empowering people through planning is evident in every aspect of her work. Nina's dedication to open dialogue and action-oriented approaches makes her a powerful agent of change. Her commitment to fostering necessary conversations and actions within the organizations she works with exemplifies the kind of leadership that will drive the APA forward to a more inclusive and impactful future. Based on her impressive track record and dedication to the planning profession, the APA-IL is confident that Nina Idemudia will make a significant impact in a national leadership role within the American Planning Association. Her vision, expertise, and tireless commitment to promoting equitable planning practices make her an exceptional candidate deserving of this Chapter’s endorsement. The APA-IL believes that Nina Idemudia’s contributions will enrich the APA's mission and further advance the goals of the planning community.


2022 APA Board of Directors Nominated Candidates

The APA Board of Directors is responsible for setting the organization's direction, ensuring resources, and providing oversight. APA seeks a diverse group of leaders who can focus on the future, identify external shifts that will impact the organization, promote and advocate for APA, and identify emerging leaders. Board members are expected to lead by example and strive to model a shared set of values that will help APA achieve its vision for the future.


For APA President-Elect

Courtenay Mercer, AICP

Wendy E. Moeller, FAICP


For Director At Large (1)

Cheryl Derricotte, AICP

Nina Idemudia, AICP


For Director At Large (2)

Edna Ely-Ledesma, PhD

Bruce Stiftel, FAICP


For Director Region 2

Ben Hitchings, FAICP

Rebecca Van Dyke


For Director Region 3

Alex Medina, AICP

Dawn Warrick, AICP


For Director Region 4

Josh Clements, AICP

Sara Copeland, FAICP


Candidates who submitted to the APA or AICP nominating committees, but who were not nominated, are eligible to run by petition. Petition candidates are as follows:

  • Petition Candidate for APA President-Elect — Sue Schwartz, FAICP

  • Petition Candidate for APA Director at Large — David Woods, FAICP

  • Petition Candidate for APA Director at Large — Linda Amato, FAICP

Click here to view Nina Idemudia’s biographical and position statements as well as the other Board of Directors and AICP Commission’s Nominated Candidates.

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