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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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APA Virginia Annual Conference

  • Hotel Roanoke 110 Shenandoah Avenue Northwest Roanoke, VA, 24016 United States (map)

Roanoke, VA. Earn up to 18 CM credits

It is with great excitement that the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association announces the opening of registration for our Annual Conference, July 16 to July 19, 2017 at the Hotel Roanoke. Discounts are available for APA members and students. This year, our Conference focuses on "future communities" and how we are, as planning professionals, leading the way in planning for the future. 

Our host community, the City of Roanoke, VA and the Roanoke Valley, is the perfect location to see planning for future communities in action. Roanoke offers a great opportunity for planners to get out in the community through mobile tours, with more than 8 offerings throughout the Conference. The Conference Program also includes a variety of break-out sessions and workshops on topics ranging from driverless vehicles to smart cities to planning for natural disasters to creative efforts in plan making & civic engagement. We also are pleased to offer deep dive courses in leadership for local elected/appointed officials and senior/management-level professional staff. Conference highlights are being featured in our blog, updated each week.  Conference attendees can earn up to 18 CM credits, including the required 1.5 law and 1.5 ethics credits.