APA Ohio at a Glance

APA Ohio is a statewide, non-profit association of citizens and professional planners committed to promoting and enhancing planning and the quality of planning for all governmental entities in order to maintain and improve the quality of life for all Ohioans.  APA Ohio is a state chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).  

APA Ohio provides regional and statewide forums for investigation and discussion.  These forums lead to practical, use-it-today solutions to planning and development challenges.  APA Ohio encourages legislation and action programs to enhance sound planning at the state, regional and local levels.  

Chapter sections include Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Miami Valley and Northwest.  Sections typically organize informal luncheons with speakers, and sponsor workshops and social functions to allow members to stay current on local planning issues.  

APA Ohio sponsors regional and state conferences and supports section-level workshops.  These events provide opportunities for members to make new contacts, renew old ones, recognize achievements, and exchange ideas. 

APA Ohio operates under the guidance of a Board of Trustees elected from the general membership and sections.


APA Ohio is dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning - physical, economic and social - to create vibrant communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live in order to maintain and improve the quality of life for all Ohioans. 

The objectives of our organization are to:


Encourage widespread planning information to and education of public officials, professional citizen planners, the general public and media.


Serve in an advocacy role in legislative and policy issues.


Increase public awareness and support of the planning process and planning profession among the public and members of related professions.  Tell the planning story.


Provide value-added services to both existing and new members.

Annual Reports


Fiscal Year Budgets (July 1 - June 30)


Federal Tax Returns


Note: If you are interested in reports prior to 2012, please email info@ohioplanning.org and we will be happy to accommodate.