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 About OC-APA 

Join OC-APA.

The American Planning Association (APA) has been a steadfast advocate for planners and the planning profession for more than 25 years. Like the communities that planners serve, APA itself is a community – a family of planners, engaged citizens, educators, and elected officials who all work together toward a common mission: improving how and where we live.

Your decision to become a member shows your dedication to planning and offers a way for you to contribute to the advancement of the profession. The Orange Section offers a professional forum for co-workers, colleagues, and business associates to share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives.

Join now! The Orange County Section of the American Planning Association (OCAPA) encourages you to become a member at the National (APA) or State Chapter-Only (APA California) level. Either way, you will be a member of the Orange County chapter.

National Level

  • Subscription to Planning Magazine

  • Discounts on Conference Registrations, Publications, and Special Members-Only Local Networking Events

  • Ability to Apply for AICP Designation

  • Includes State Membership

  •  Starts at $255

  • Join online

State Chapter-Only Level

  • Discounts on State Conference Registrations, Local Events and State Publications

  • Starts at $115

  • Join online

Planning Board Membership

  • Planning commissioners and appointed and elected officials are invited to join APA at a reduced rate and receive enhanced services designed to support you in your planning role

  • Receive all of the regular member benefits plus subscription to The Commissioner Magazine

  • Visit for more information.


  • National-Level Membership Available for $60

  • Includes State Membership

  • Ability to remain a Student Member for up to three years (whether or not you are still a student)

  • Automatically transition to New Professional Membership for two additional years of Discounted Membership

  • Split your payments into the Monthly Installment Plan, $5 a Month!

  • Join online

Unemployed & Retired/Life Members

  • Special rates are available at the National Level

  • Visit for more details

  • APA offers the option of paying your membership dues in installments. Fill out this form and APA will split your National dues into 12 monthly payments which can be charged to your credit card or debited from your bank account.

  • For more information, contact Matt Foulkes, OCAPA Vice Director of Membership at

  • *Rates are subject to change.

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