Maryland APA

The Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association

Welcome to the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association's Website. Our mission is to make great communities happen in Maryland by offering continuing professional development and other valuable services to our members that will enable them to excel in their practice. We advocate for excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. We hold a biennial conference, produce a regular newsletter, and offer regular educational and networking opportunities to our members across the state.


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NCAC-APA Planning Awards Ceremony

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)



Join colleagues from throughout the region in recognizing outstanding community plans, programs and initiatives, public education efforts, and individuals for their leadership in planning over the past two years.

The evening’s festivities will include networking, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, all in effort to support our local education, programming, and community work.



Outstanding Plans and Projects

  • Award for an Outstanding Plan
  • Award for an Outstanding Implementation Project
  • Award for an Outstanding Program
  • Award for an Outstanding Tool
  • Harold Foster Award for Distinction in Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Award for Special Distinction in Community Outreach and Engagement

Outstanding People

  • Distinguished Leadership Award for an Elected Official or Citizen Planner
  • Frederick Gutheim Award for Distinguished Leadership in Planning
  • Distinguished Leadership Award for a Planning Educator