Indiana Chapter - American Planning Association

Board Members

Executive Committee
Elections for APA Indiana officers are held every year, but the terms are staggered to prevent a fully new board in any given year. The president serves a four year term (president-elect for one year, president for two years, and immediate past president for one year) and all other board members serve two year terms.

President
Robert Thompson, AICP - Porter County

Past President
Shane Burkhardt, AICP – CHA Companies

Treasurer
Christopher Huff, AICP

Secretary
Larry Strange, AICP – Mp2planning, LLC

Professional Development Officer (PDO)
Frank Nierzwicki, AICP – Indiana University

Planning Officials Development Officer (PODO)
Jason Saavedra – J3 Concepts

 

At-Large Board Members
The regional representatives are elected at large but need to live/work in the region they represent. The board meets in odd numbered months to conduct the business of the chapter.

Northern Region:
Craig Phillips, AICP – City of Michigan City
Mitch Barloga, AICP – Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Central Region:
Aletha Dunston, AICP – City of Marion
Aaron Kowalski – Ratio Architects

Southern Region:
Bob Grewe, AICP – BLA
Mark McCormack – Dearborn County

Citizen Planner:
Rob Horning – Michiana Shores

Student Representative:
Brock Goodwin – Ball State University

Faculty Representative:
Vera Adams – Ball State University

 

Ex-Officio Board Members
Conferences, membership management, awards, and newsletters activities would not be possible without the efforts of our Ex-Officio Board Members.

Awards Committee
Joshua Desmond, AICP – City of Bloomington

Legislative & Policy Committee
Jamie Palmer, AICP – Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, IUPUI
Phil Roth, AICP - Parsons Brinkerhoff

Communications Chair
Katie Bannon, AICP – City of Bloomington

Membership Chair
Adam Peaper – CHA Companies

Sponsorship Committee
Christy Langley, AICP - City of Noblesville

Licensure Study
Kristi Sturtz - Sturtz Public Management Group

 

National Officers (Honorary Board Members)
APA Board of Directors Region IV Director
Cynthia Bowen, AICP – RW Armstrong

Indiana’s Region IV AICP Commission Representative
Cynthia L. Hoyle, FAICP