Emerging Planners Group
The EPG strives to be a resource for entry to mid-level planners. Our goals are to connect emerging planners to each other and more experienced planners, provide professional development and networking opportunities, leadership opportunities, and encourage outreach and community service activities.
Emerging Planners are members of APA Florida that have been in the field five (5) years or less or are students enrolled in a planning or planning-related program.
You may be interested in getting involved with the EPG if:
- You’ve recently enrolled into a planning-related program and are looking to get involved with APA Florida,
- You’ve recently graduated from a planning-related program and are looking to stay engaged with APA Florida,
- You want to build lasting relationships with like-minded professionals at similar stages in their career,
- You want to expand your leadership experience,
- You have recently located to Florida and want to network with planners in your area,
- You like continuous learning opportunities and want to expand your knowledge of the field or,
- You’re interested in peer-to-peer mentoring and/or mentorship opportunities with more experienced professionals.
- Sign up here to be included on the roster!
- Follow the APA Florida EPG on Facebook for updates on events from the different sections, job postings, relevant career development articles, and updates on the Great Places in Florida initiative.
For more information on how to get involved please contact the APA Florida EPG Chair.
- Networking opportunities with other emerging planners and seasoned professionals at various events throughout the state and at the annual conference.
- Representation at the Chapter level through the EPG Representative. EPG is a voice for new professionals with the EPG Chair serving as the EPG Representative on the Chapter Executive Committee, acting as the liaison between the Chapter, the EPG Committee, and the Chapter’s EPG members.
- Professional development opportunities specifically tailored to new planners, providing education and skills-building programs to fill the gaps in knowledge.
- Volunteering opportunities through the Great Places in Florida initiative. Each year, the EPG coordinates Great Places in Florida Award, a recognition of places that represent a benchmark for creating a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.
- Leadership opportunities through in the EPG Committee, a group comprised of your peers (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Ambassadors) working to meet EPG's unique professional development needs.