NNECAPA is one of 48 Chapters and 18 Divisions within the American Planning Association (APA), and serves members in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

The American Planning Association is a non-profit public interest and research organization representing 30,000 practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues across the country. The APA, and its professional institute the American Institute of Certified Planners, is organized 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 Strategic Plan 2016-2021

The purpose of this document is to identify a program of action for the Chapter to pursue to support the work of Northern New England’s planners, and aid in improving their effectiveness in helping to create communities of lasting value throughout the region. To view the document click this link: NNECAPA 2016-2021 Strategic Plan – Final Plan.


NNECAPA, as most non-profit organizations, adopted bylaws on July 14, 1980 to institute rules that define and direct the organization’s internal structure, policies, and procedures.  These bylaws have been updated over time by the membership. Below are the current and some archived bylaws.

NNECAPA Bylaws – September 9, 2016
NNECAPA Bylaws – September 25, 2009
NNECAPA Bylaws – October 31, 2008

NNECAPA Budget 2016

The membership approved the 2016 budget at its Business Meeting on October 2 during the NNECAPA Conference in Portland, ME. Click on the link below to view the budget. For questions, please contact Jim Donovan, Treasurer: [email protected].

NNECAPA Adopted Budget 2016

NNECAPA Event Sponsorship Policy

This policy describes the guidelines for the sponsorship and/or distribution of funds from the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) to other organizations. The Annual NNECAPA Conference is exempt from this policy.

NNECAPA Event Sponsorship Policy

NNECAPA Email: [email protected]

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