Dr Tammi Laninga
The American Planning Association (APA) is a conglomerate of section chapters across the United States that come together to further refine planning professionals, unite planners of different backgrounds, and train to improve communities nationwide. The Northwest Section of the APA encompasses Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan County in Washington State. Within the association, there are members and board members who voluntarily work for Washington APA in the northwest section. Members of the APA vary from students to planning professionals that are AICP certified. AICP stands for the American Institute of Certified Planners which is a test you take either after you have been working as a planner for some years or if you have followed the ‘one path’. AICP certifications demonstrate that certified planners” pledge to uphold high standards of practice, ethics, and professional conduct, and to keep their skills sharp and up to date by continuously pursuing advanced professional education” (APA, 2022).
Belt, Rachel, "NW Section of American Planning Association Intern" (2022). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 24.
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