Hear ye, Hear ye! The Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2015 Annual Conference has been announced. This year, on May 14th and 15th, we will meet in historic Salem, MA at the Salem Waterfront Hotel and Marina. A Call for Sessions and our conference theme are coming shortly. Stay tuned and mark those calendars! This Read More

The Town of Wilmington is looking for a new Director of Planning and Conservation.  The Director is responsible for the management of the Planning & Conservation Department and its staff. Ensures the best interests of the town are achieved through strategies, plans, programs, and outreach related to affordable housing, community and economic development, andconservation. The Read More

“Every family needs a home” Op-Ed on Boston Globe Podium, July 11 2014 Written by Angus Jennings, AICP, MAPD Board member and 2nd past president    

posted by MAPDAdmin on July 29, 2014

CM Credits Approved for MAPD Annual Conference

The American Planning Association has posted the approval of the Certification Maintenance credits for the 2014 MAPD Annual Conference held on June 5th and June 6th of this year.

posted by MAPDAdmin on July 23, 2014

Chapter Coordinator (APA-MA), RFP for services

The American Planning Association-Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) through its Board of Directors is issuing this Invitation to Bid for a new Chapter Coordinator to manage the organization and its programs. The successful candidate may be an individual or firm providing the services as outlined in the link below. The APA-MA is the local chapter of the Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on July 19, 2014

Check Out Our Topics Pages!

MAPD has refreshed its topics pages with presentations from 2010 – 2014. Presentations include everything from 40b to renewable energy to historic preservation and are sorted both by year and by topic. Check it out by clicking on “events” or “resources” on the menu! These presentations may be downloaded or embedded in blog posts (please Read More

The Citizen Planner Training Collaborative ( has posted a Request for Proposal for CPTC Coordinator services. CPTC Coordinator RFP for FY15 – July 14 2014 MAPD, as a signatory to the Memorandum of Agreement establishing CPTC, makes this RFP available to all interested parties.  

posted by MAPDAdmin on July 9, 2014

Presentations Posted – MAPD 2014 Annual Conference

Many thanks to all of our sponsors and guest speakers, and the staff at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, who made this year’s conference another fun and successful event.  The presentations have been uploaded to the Event Page.

posted by MAPDAdmin on June 27, 2014

Welcome FY15 MAPD Board of Directors!

Based on the vote of those assembled at the Annual Meeting on the second morning of the Annual Conference in Amherst, MAPD is pleased to welcome a newly constituted Board of Directors to serve for FY15: President: Steve Sadwick, AICP Vice President: Ted Brovitz, AICP Treasurer: Mary Elizabeth Burgess, AICP Clerk: Angela Vincent, AICP CPTC Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on May 20, 2014

Stephen M. Costello, you are sorely missed

  Stephen M. Costello passed away in hospice on May 19, 2014. Stephen won many battles during his two-year war on cancer. Cancer thinks it won the war, but love prevailed. He leaves behind his loving wife and buddy Joan (Ellery); two adoring sons, Erich Rose of Plymouth and Daniel Rose and his wife Elizabeth Read More