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APA Ohio Board of Trustees

The APA Ohio Board of Trustees are looking for candidates to serve on the Board for a four-year term, starting in January 2025.  As a member of the Board of Trustees, you will have a unique leadership opportunity to serve the oldest association of citizen and professional planners in the country to advance the art, science, and profession of good planning in the State of Ohio, serving over 1,200 members.

APA Ohio Board of Trustees includes 16 at-large members elected from the general membership. For the 2024 election, there are eight (8) at-large seats open to the election: six (6) general seats and two (2) focused seats.  

Are you ready to dedicate and commit your time and effort to advance the planning profession in Ohio? 


APA Ohio is a statewide, non-profit association of citizen and professional planners committed to promoting and enhancing planning and the quality of planning for all governmental entities in order to maintain and improve the quality of life for all Ohioans. APA Ohio is a state chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).   


Below are excerpts from the APA Ohio Bylaws that give more detail on the position of board member and duties expected.

4.1. BOARD OF TRUSTEES: APA Ohio shall be governed by a Board of Trustees (herein referred to as the “Board") elected from the general membership. The Board shall be composed of 16 at-large members elected from the general membership and the Section Directors or their designated representatives, accredited university planning program representatives, and other representatives provided in Section 10.0 (herein referred to as “Trustees”). At least four of the at-large trustees shall be dedicated as focused seat members representing diverse geographic locations, experiences, expertise, or characteristics to further APA Ohio’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to advance the goals, objectives, and priorities of APA Ohio. 

4.2 TERMS OF OFFICE: Trustees shall be elected for four-year terms. The terms shall be staggered so there are eight Trustees elected in each even numbered year.

5.1 BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The Board of Trustees shall:

  1. Manage the affairs of APA Ohio;
  2. Report to the membership upon business which it has considered or acted upon;
  3. Put into effect the votes of the membership;
  4. Authorize expenditures consistent with the budget and fiscal policies;
  5. Hire or retain staff or consultants to complete specific assignments to further the purposes and objectives of APA Ohio;
  6. Perform such other functions and duties as are delegated herein, or are customary for the governing body.


If you are interested in serving on the Board and have questions, please contact Election Committee Chair Martin Kim at

View the APA Ohio Chapter Elections Policies & Procedures for more detail information on the election process and timeline.

Nomination forms are due no later than March 22, 2024 April 2, 2024.

Submit a Nomination

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