Reorganization Update

All three state organizations (MAP, NHPA and VPA) along with the full NNECAPA membership have voted in support of reorganizing as a Chapter of the American Planning Association with three state Sections.

Since those votes, the hard work has already begun. The new shared website is a first step towards integrating our four organizations. Representatives from the Executive Committees of all four organizations are currently working together on the Transition Taskforce to prepare coordinated budgets, policies and procedures for the Chapter and Sections that will take effect on January 1, 2020. NNECAPA is also in the process of hiring a contractual Chapter Administrator to provide some much needed administrative support to all four organizations.

April is going to be a busy month. It kicks off with a retreat on April 5 and 6 where the members of the Executive Committees of all four organizations will work through as many of the transition items as possible and make sure the new organization evolves in a way that meets the needs of the Chapter and the three Sections. By the end of the month, we anticipate:

  • Holding at least one Taskforce Meeting, in addition to the planned retreat.
  • Having the administrative services contractor on board.
  • Submitting all candidates for elected Chapter offices to APA (vote held in July).
  • Meeting with APA to resolve the member management process for transitioning current state association members to Chapter members.
By the end of the year, we will be ready to complete the transition. Members of all four organizations will become Chapter members and will pay a single set of dues, which will be a flat $80 for all individual members in 2020. The $80 will cover both Chapter and Section membership. The NNECAPA budget for 2020 will reflect complete reorganization.

If you have questions, concerns or ideas you would like to share related to the reorganization, please contact NNECAPA President, Sarah Marchant.

For questions or comments related to the new website, please contact NNECAPA Public Information Officer, Jeff Levine.