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 About OC-APA 

What APA Stands For.

The Orange Section of the California Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) includes over 500 members in Orange County representing the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors of the planning profession and other allied fields.

 

OC-APA is a not-for-profit organization devoted to advancing the science of physical, economic and social planning at the local, regional, state and national levels.

Mission.

Creating great communities for all.

Vision.

The American Planning Association will lead the way to equitable, thriving communities by creating unique insights, as well as innovative and practical approaches that enable the planning community to anticipate and successfully adapt to the needs of a rapidly changing world.

Values.

APA leaders and staff strive to model a shared set of values that will help us achieve our vision for the future.

Mission & Vision

APA California Chapter.

Thousands strong, APA California is a network of practicing planners, citizens, and elected officials committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning in the state of California. APA California offers a wide spectrum of member benefits including information, services, and support to advance planning in the state of California.

OC-APA is proud to partner with APA California by keeping our membership informed of the many unique services and programs available only through the State chapter.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors.

Elected Positions.

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Stephanie Tomaino,

AICP

Section Director

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Tamara

Campbell

Vice Director for

Administration

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Starla Barker,

AICP

Vice Director for

AICP Certification

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Leila

Carver

Vice Director for

Finance

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Ryan

Bensley

Co-Chair Vice Director

for Programs

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Cecilia

Kim

Co-Chair Vice Director

for Programs

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Belinda

Deines

Vice Director for

Professional Development

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Catherine

Aguilar

Vice Director for

Membership

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Appointed Positions.

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Amber

Gregg

Legislative Chair

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Brian Leung,

AICP

OC Young and Emerging

Planners Co-Chair

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Ebony

Pradd

OC Young and Emerging

Planners Co-Chair

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Charles Smith,

AICP

Historian

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Jeff

Alvarez

California Planning

Foundation Liaison

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Dana Privitt,

AICP

California Planning

Foundation Liaison

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Daisy

Pineda

Diversity Liaison

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Jorge

Padilla

Academic Liaison

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Amy

Vazquez

Awards Co-Chair

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Cas

Smit

Awards Co-Chair

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Mia

Yuen

Marketing Co-Chair

 

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Sonia

Ho

Marketing Co-Chair

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Kathy

Tran

Student Liaison

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Natasha

Victa

Student Liaison

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Anastasia

Grant

Community & Agency

Outreach Liaison

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Punkaj

Raj

Webmaster

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Board Members.

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Michael Sahimi,

AICP

At-Large Board 

Member

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Jesus

Navidad

At-Large Board 

Member

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Yuritzy

Randle

At-Large Board 

Member

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Jesus

Farias

Field Study Intern 

Spring 2023

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