June 13: Photo Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, June 13, 2015 
Hunt from 1 PM – 4 PM; Scoring and Post-Hunt Happy Hour from 4 – 6 pm
$7 for members of APAPA or YPT; $10 for non-membersGrab your SEPTA pass, lace up your shoes, and join us for our SECOND ANNUAL Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Meet us in the City Hall Courtyard at 1pm to pick up your clues and begin the hunt. You’ll have until 4pm to travel to as many locations on the list as you can and take a photo with your team. Teams are capped at 4 members. No team? Don’t worry–register as an individual and we’ll set you up with a team at the beginning of the event.

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Featured Job Listing: Planning Department Manager (Technical Manager II)


Michael Baker International is looking for a Planning Department Manager (Technical Manager II) for their Philadelphia office.

Click here for the full job description!

Apply Now for the American Planning Association’s November AICP Exam


Are you ready to get certified? “AICP” after your name will prove your academic qualifications, work experience, and high-level planning skills. Many employers who want to attract only highly qualified candidates for their open positions require the AICP credential. Plus, certified planners earn more, even when experience and responsibility are factored in. See more reasons to get certified.

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NOW taking Nominations for the Southeast Section Council of the APA Pennsylvania Chapter!

Nominate a friend, nominate a colleague, nominate yourself! All nominations are due NO later than June 15th!

Taking nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, 6-7 Professional Planners, and 2-3 Citizen Planners.
Chair provides leadership and guides the development of the chapter, the Vice Chair assists, the Treasurer maintains the budget and all financial matters, while the Secretary administers the documentation and membership of the organization.

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May 20: Philadelphia 1865: A City on the Edge


In 1865, Philadelphia was a city on the edge of grief, growth, and genius. That year saw the joy of Northern victory dashed by the grief of Lincoln’s assassination, unprecedented growth for the city, and a growing realization that abolishing slavery did not mean an end to the city’s race problems. At the same time, the genius of local science, education, and benevolent entrepreneurs achieved the critical mass that launched Philadelphia into modernity. Join us to explore a pivotal time in our nation and city’s history with a Weeknights at the Wagner lecture by Bruce Laverty, Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. 1865 is also the year that the Wagner’s National Landmark building opened, and we will celebrate the building’s 150th anniversary with a Wagner cake competition and special member reception where the cakes will be served.


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May 14: Next APAPA-Southeast Section Council Meeting

Thursday, May 14th (the second Thursday of every other month)


The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)

1700 Market Street, 19th Floor

Calling in?  Please use the following:

Toll free:  (866) 245-0351

Passcode: 605275

Please direct any questions to secretary@apapase.org.

Find out more at www.apapase.org

Announcing Elections for APAPA-Southeast Section Officers: Call for Nominations

This summer we will hold elections for APAPA-Southeast Section Officers and Council members.  The four Section Council Officer positions consist of President, Vice PresidentSecretary, and Treasurer.  If you are interested in serving either in an Officer or Council member position:

  • Review the Chapter Bylaws for descriptions of the Officer and Council member duties and responsibilities.  Available at: http://www.apapase.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/APA-PA-SE-bylaws-2015-04.pdf
  • Determine if your schedule will allow sufficient time for the position, generally 1-3 hours/month.
  • New members welcome!  No previous experience required.
  • AICP not required to join the board.
  • Speak with current Officers or Council members regarding any questions or concerns.
  • Submit a nomination to the Nominating Committee no later than June 1st at:  elections@apapase.org

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EarthFest 2015 Recap – Youth Engagement and Planning

EarthFest 2015

“If you could do whatever you wanted with this lot, what would you do and why?”  David, age 9, responded, “I would plan a kingdom so that I could be king.”  If only we could all have the visionary powers to dream up a kingdom like David (and if only it were that easy)!  Along with David, hundreds of curious young visitors stopped by the APAPA-SE activity booth at Temple University’s EarthFest 2015 at the Ambler Campus on Friday, April 24th.  They each were prompted to respond to that same question we asked David.

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Featured Job Listing: Planning Associate I


Michael Baker International is looking for a Planning Associate I for their Philadelphia office.

Click here for the full job description!

May 11: Emerging Professionals Happy Hour at Founding Fathers


Join APAPASE for happy hour! We will be mingling and enjoying drinks on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Founding Fathers Bar, which is located at 1612 South Street. Please come to celebrate the end of the semester, passing the AICP exam, or simply to spend time with your fellow Planners! This happy hour is open to all: emerging professionals, emerged professionals, and friends.

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