The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) is a professional organization for planners, municipal officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

It is one of 48 Chapters and 18 Divisions within the American Planning Association (APA), which works 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.


NNECAPA's purpose is to:

  • Improve and promote the standards and quality of planning at all levels in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont,
  • Encourage the free exchange of ideas among planners in Northern New England, and
  • Facilitate the participation of members in the activities of the American Planning Association.

Chapter Governance Documents

NNECAPA Strategic Plan 2023-2028

NNECAPA Bylaws (amended November 8, 2023)

Approved NNECAPA Budget (FY2024)

NNECAPA Event Sponsorship Policy

NNECAPA Executive Committee Position Description