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Call for 2019 Officer Nominations

APATX Chapter and Section Officer Candidate

APATX Elections Webinar Recording (March 1, 2019)

Getting involved with APA is a great way to work with other planners from across the state, give back to the profession, and develop your leadership skills and professional network. The Texas Chapter is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help implement its statewide and local programs. The following positions will be open as part of the consolidated election process. Terms are two years for most positions, with exceptions to the Chapter’s President-Elect position and the Section’s Director-Elect positions, which are typically six-year progression terms. The filing deadline is April 24, 2019.

Election Schedule

March 1: Notification to all current and immediate past CPC members of the elections and timetable.

March 11: Online Portal for position statements and headshots to be uploaded opens (will provide link here once open).

April 24:  Deadline to submit 600 word limit position statements by all interested candidates using online system from National (Survey & Ballot System SBS)

See Position Statement and Headshot Requirements

See National Examples of Position Statements

May 1:  Nominating Committee will meet. Following their meeting, an announcement of the slate of candidates

May 14:  Deadline for petition candidates (Chapter Only)

July 15:  Ballots sent out via email using the consolidated ballot system by Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS).

August 15:  Ballots are due back.

August 20:  Announcement of new officers.

November 8: New and existing leaders attend onboarding and orientation meeting at Chapter Conference in Waco.

November 9: Newly elected officers take office.


Texas Chapter Nominations
Many individuals who run for a state office have prior APA leadership experience at section level, or have been involved with other state programs such as the Emerging Planning Leaders, Mentorship Program, Awards Committees, or Conference Committees. However, that should not discourage those who have great ideas for APA! The Texas Chapter has established a Nominating Committee, as required by its bylaws, which will nominate two individuals for each position. The Chapter’s Nominating Committee is chaired by the incoming Chapter President, Chance Sparks. The following positions will be part of the 2019 election process: 

  • Chapter President-Elect
  • Chapter Treasurer
  • Chapter Secretary
  • Chapter Texas Municipal League Representative 

Contact current Chapter President Doug McDonald if you are interested in running for a state position. Candidates can submit their candidacy, including a 600-word position statement through the Call for Nominations link below.


Section Nominations
To increase the level of service provided to the APA Texas Chapter
membership, nine regional sections were established by county (view map here). Each section has adopted bylaws consistent with the Texas Chapter and National. The sections also have officers that are charged with leading regional professional development and networking activities. Positions are listed below and are based on the section’s bylaws. Overall, 27 positions will need to be filled among the nine sesions (3 positions for every section):

  • Director-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Section's also have several positions that are appointed by the Section Director, including a Professional Development Officer, Communications Coordinator, and a Emerging Planning Leader (EPL) Representative. Please contact current Section Directors below if you have interest in running for a position or serving in a appointed-role capacity for the Section. (SECTION MAP

Candidates can submit their candidacy, including a 600-word position statement through the Call for Nominations link below.