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Join the world’s largest planning organization that offers opportunities and resources for everyone— planners, students, commissioners, educators, engaged citizens, and allied professionals alike — committed to creating communities that thrive and prosper.

Note: To apply for Chapter-only membership, please print and complete the membership form above and mail it to the address given with a check for $55 (Oregon Chapter Annual Dues).

Become a Member for all of these Reasons:

Conferences and Workshops
Oregon Chapter APA conferences and workshops bring the latest in theory and application to planning professionals, commission members, and citizens.  The chapter workshops are held in a variety of locations around the state, cover a range of planning issues, and allow professional networking and camaraderie. Conference fees are reduced for chapter members.

Newsletter Blog
The Oregon Planners’ Journal is published quarterly and blog articles links are emailed to all chapter members. The newsletter blog provides up-to-date information regarding planning issues, land use law, events, and other subjects of interest to planners.

Legislative and Policy Action
The Oregon Chapter’s progressive advocacy program offers members opportunities to participate in the state legislative process. The chapter’s Legislative program evaluates issues, identifies priorities, develops, then implements legislative strategies.

AICP Exam Preparation
The chapter provides study materials and conducts an bi-annual workshop preparing chapter members for the AICP exam.

Planning Commissioner Training
The Oregon Chapter sponsors planning commissioner training courses teaching the essentials every planning commissioner should know from the basics of zoning to the complexities of land use hearing procedures.

Awards
The Oregon Chapter recognizes the best of Oregon’s planners and planning projects.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Oregon Chapter routinely benefits from the high degree of participation of its members. The Chapter encourages member participation in its diverse array of activities, including the Professional Development Committee, the Education Committee, the Oregon Visions Project, advocacy activities, conference planning, the awards process, the newsletter, and more.

Networking
The Oregon Chapter’s conferences, workshops, newsletter, and volunteer activities provide vital links with others working in the planning field.

Chapter Only Membership

The Oregon Chapter offers a chapter-only membership option at a rate significantly lower than full APA membership.

Note: To apply for Chapter-only membership, please print and complete the membership form above and mail it to the address given with a check for $55 (Oregon Chapter Annual Dues). To print the member application form and mail in click here.

National And Chapter Membership
Includes full chapter membership; PLANNING magazine each month; support for APA’s lobbying and public information program; discounts on books and reports, national APA conferences and workshops, and group insurance programs. To become a member online click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Membership Chair, Alex Dupey, AICP, (503) 297-1005 or alexd@migcom.com.

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