Join the 2022 Board!

Updated: Apr 7

Interested in joining the OC-APA Board? Nominate yourself for an elected position!

All nomination forms and election statements must be completed and returned to OCAPA no later than December 3, 2021. For any questions, please contact Lindsay Ortega, AICP at Lortega@sagecrestplanning.com.

Click here for the nomination form.

Open Elected Positions:

  1. Section Director

The duties of the Section Director shall be: A. To represent and report on Section concerns, issues and activities to the California Chapter Board. B. To oversee, monitor and assist with the administration requirements associated with the Orange Section’s annual and operating budget. C. To communicate California Chapter activities and issues to the Section Board through meetings, memoranda and reports. D. To communicate pertinent chapter issues to the Section membership. E. To represent the Section in formal correspondence, transmittals and public events. F. To coordinate and advise Board members on activities and issues associated with their portfolio. G. To recommend an elected Board member for appointment as the Section Director Pro-Tem to serve as Director in his or her temporary or permanent absence, when there is not an elected Section Director-Elect. H. To serve as liaison to other California Chapter sections and organizations. I. To coordinate and preside over the monthly Section Board meetings. J. To initiate the election proceedings, beginning with the formation of an elections committee and development of a vote tally committee. K. To provide recommendations to the Section Board of Directors to fill vacancies for elected and appointed positions. L. To preside over the Section’s annual retreat. M. To effect a smooth transition to the incoming administration, including such items as administrative information, activity logs, electronic files, a memorandum of procedures, references and other materials. N. Appoint Section committees whose chairpersons and members would ordinarily be expected to serve the same term as the Section Director. O. Oversee the annual Section nomination for the Planners Emeritus Network award. P. To serve as liaison to the Section’s Executive Advisors

  1. Vice Director for Programs

The duties of the Vice Director for Programs shall be: A. To oversee, administer and comply with the adopted Programs budget. B. To develop and coordinate a regularly scheduled monthly program, including advertising future activities and contribute on an as needed basis to the website and social media pertaining to the Section’s Program activities. C. To preside over the monthly program activities and to oversee the administrative functions, including registration list, name tags and certificates of appreciation to be provided to the guest speakers. D. To recruit and coordinate the activities of the Program’s Steering Committee. E. To devise and carry out program activities which extends to all geographic areas of the County and reflects the professional and academic interests of the Orange County Section membership. F. To contact other professional organizations in Orange County to explore joint participation in Programming activities. G. To provide a smooth transition to the incoming administration, including such items as administrative information, activity logs, electronic files, a memorandum of procedures, references and other materials.

  1. Vice Director for AICP (must be AICP Certified)

The Vice Director for AICP Certification must be AICP certified in order to seek the position. The duties of the Vice Director for AICP Certification shall be: A. To oversee and administer the AICP Certification budget. B. To coordinate with the Vice Director of Professional Development and Vice Director of Programs to develop AICP activities, including programs approved for Continued Maintenance (CM). To coordinate and counsel members seeking information and/or applying to take the AICP exam. C. To coordinate workshops and/or training programs for members preparing to take the AICP exam.

D. To coordinate AICP Certification activities on an as-needed basis with California Chapter representatives and sections. E. To coordinate website with the Vice Director for Public Information and Web Master to inform members about AICP Certification and maintenance activities. F. To develop a recognition program for Section members that have passed the AICP examination. G. To provide a smooth transition to the incoming administration, including such items as administrative information, activity logs, electronic files, a memorandum of procedures, references and other materials.

  1. Vice Director for Membership

The duties of the Vice Director for Membership shall be: A. To oversee, administer and comply with the adopted Membership activities budget. B. To promote APA membership to prospective members and promote the importance of recruiting, supporting, and retaining in the profession planners that represent the community’s diversity; to welcome new members and transferees; and to help resolve membership problems. C. To develop and maintain a current membership roster and e-mail list. D. To develop and implement outreach and recruitment programs. E. To appoint an annual section Awards “chair” for the annual section Awards Program. F. To assist the Awards program chair in recruiting and coordinating the activities of the Awards Steering Committee. G. To assist in conducting sponsorship activities to offset the costs of the Awards program. H. To develop a work program and schedule in conjunction with the Awards chair for the Awards program. I. To assist in coordinating membership and Section Awards activities with California Chapter representatives and sections. J. Produce flyers/documents/advertisements for the recruitment of new members. K. Collaborate with other APA California Board members regarding membership inclusion including attending periodic meetings with Section Membership Inclusion Directors. Amend to allow for Diversity Chair to participate in Membership Inclusion meetings and calls L. To provide a smooth transition to the incoming administration, including such items as administrative information, activity logs, electronic files, a memorandum of procedures, references and other materials.