Get Involved: Run for APA Office!
Call for Officer Nominations
Call for Chapter and Section officer nominations begins on 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.
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.
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):
Section's also have several positions that are appointed by the Section Director, including a Professional Development Officer, Communications Coordinator, and a Emering 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)
- Central Section (Shannon Mattingley, City of San Marcos)
- East Section (Kyle Kingma, City of Tyler)
- Houston Section (Gary Mitchell, Kendig Keast Collaborative)
- Midwest Section (Tamara Cook, North Central Texas COG)
- North Central Section (Drew Brawner, Kimley-Horn Dallas)
- Northwest Section (AJ Fawver, City of Lubbock)
- Southmost Section (Xavier Cervantes, City of McAllen)
- Southwest Section (Rebecca Pacini, City of Kerrville)
- West Section (Fred Lopez, City of El Paso)