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Now Open: 2023 PEEL Mentorship!

Online applications due by Friday, January 13, 2023:

Back by popular demand, we're re-launching our successful APA Orange PEEL starting January 2023!

APA Orange PEEL (PLANNING: EDUCATION + EXPERIENCE + LEADERSHIP) is a thriving, impactful mentoring program that builds a valuable network of peers and professionals. Help promote a positive atmosphere of career development among all planners throughout Orange County. The ideal mentoring relationship explores personal knowledge and experience in a small group or one-on-one setting. PEEL provides an opportunity for emerging planners to learn new technical insight into planning, professional development tips, leadership skills, networking strategies, and community service. There's so much to learn from each other. The kick-off is tentatively scheduled for Thursday January 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. The program will conclude in June 2023. The commitment involves five meetings with your PEEL team, which may include participation in any events hosted by APA Orange Section.

APA plans to host three group receptions exclusive to PEEL participants:

  • JANUARY 2023: speed mentoring kick-off event

  • SPRING 2023: walking tour hosted by mentors

  • JUNE 2023: send-off social reception

You must be a member of APA Orange Section to participate in the PEEL program. Please note that protégés will be assessed a $20 participation fee to cover the cost of materials.

Please complete this online application by Friday, January 13, 2023. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact:

Belinda Deines, Vice Director of Professional Development, at:


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