Welcome to our new website! 

We hope that you take some time to explore the resources and information that we have organized here. Whether you are a long-time member or just considering membership in APA Florida, please be sure to check out our numerous Section activities, read a sample of our members-only publication Florida Planning magazine, and explore our resources related to sustainability.

To kick off 2019, the Executive Committee is working on a few big projects:

  • Formation of NEW Diversity Committee: A new initiative for APA Florida, we have convened a dedicated group of individuals to provide recommendations to the Executive Committee on ways to increase diversity within our organization. Stay tuned for more information.
  • Update of Strategic Operating Plan: In the beginning of 2019, the Executive Committee will gather for a two-day retreat with the purpose of updating our Strategic Operating Plan (SOP). The SOP will guide the organization’s activities for the next two years.
  • Planning for Public Policy Workshop and The Florida Planning Conference: Volunteers and staff are already hard at work putting the agenda together for the Public Policy Workshop to be held February 7, 2019, in Tallahassee. Following a call for presentations in the spring, the APA Florida Annual Member Conference 2019 will be held in Sandestin, Sept. 10-13. I look forward to seeing you at these events.

We recently conducted a member survey and will be taking your comments and ideas to our Executive Committee retreat. Of course, you don’t have to wait for a survey to provide input to the Executive Committee. Feel free to contact me any time at president@floridaplannig.org.

With Warm Regards,

Laura Everitt, AICP, Esq., LEED GA

APA Florida President


Our Mission

APA Florida provides statewide leadership in the development of sustainable communities by advocating excellence in planning, providing professional development for its members, and working to protect and enhance the natural and built environments.


About APA Florida

The American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning — physical, economic, and social — at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

The objective of the Association is to encourage planning that will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the needs of people and of society more effectively.

The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association serves APA members in the state. APA Florida is the state-level resource for networking and professional development. When you join APA and reside in Florida, you automatically become a member of APA Florida.

The Florida Chapter provides members the opportunity to share experiences with colleagues and to broaden perspectives. The chapter holds an annual conference, educational workshops, AICP exam preparation courses, and produces a newsletter. APA Florida also conducts legislative programs, sponsors training workshops, conducts an awards program, and provides public information to and about the planning profession.