Sacramento Valley Section

Announcing 2022 Speaker Series

This is a unique time to innovate, collaborate, and invent new approaches to planning practices and the challenges our communities face. Historic strategies are not as relevant as they once were. Industry professionals struggle to find past methods and examples that fit the new era perspectives and address the complex challenges ahead. What processes do we control? How do we influence outcomes? It’s time to engage emerging professionals and expand our perspective, time to take risks. The 2022 Speaker Series will discuss bold approaches and discover future practices that will meet the goals of today and transform tomorrow.

All sessions will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Join us for coffee and networking from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento
Free, Unrestricted Parking at 1271 West Capitol Avenue (behind Walgreens)

We hope you can join us in person, but we will have a Live Streaming option for all sessions at the same price as attending in person.

2022 Speaker Series
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San Diego Complete Communities Housing Solutions Seminar

Presented by APA California and the San Diego Section
Tuesday, August 30, 2022   •   12:00 noon — 1:30 pm
CM | 1.5

APA Members: $15
Non-APA Members $20
Students: No charge

Housing continues to be a significant focus for planners in California and jurisdictions are taking different tacks to respond to local and state policies and mandates. Adopted in 2019, the City of San Diego’s Complete Communities Housing Solutions (CCHS) regulations are aimed at increasing affordable and market-rate housing in the City’s transit priority areas—precisely the areas that California’s SB 375 and SANDAG’s Sustainable Communities Strategy have long targeted.

The CCHS’s combination of best practices for promoting housing production is innovative and has shown good progress to date. Among other incentives, the ordinance is completely “opt-in” and offers unlimited density within expanded FAR limits. While controversial for some, the CCHS stands out as a model worth learning about and potentially considered by other jurisdictions.

Panel Members

  • Diego Velasco, AICP, Principal and Founder of Citythinkers, SDAPA Section Director Elect
  • Michael Prinz, City of San Diego Program Manager, Development Services
  • Kelly Modén, President and CEO, cREate Development
  • Soheil Nakhshab, Principal, CEO, PE, Nakhshab Development & Design

Please join webinar co-hosts APA San Diego Section and APA California for an overview and assessment of the CCHS from both planning and developer perspectives.

Questions? Contact Greg Konar, AICP, Distance Education Coordinator

AICP Study Buddy Program

Looking for an AICP Exam Study Buddy or Group?

Are you looking for a study group or study buddy for the AICP Exam? Provide your contact information to the APA Sac Valley Section below, and the Professional Development Officer will do their best to match you with interested folks as the test approaches. For each exam period, we will solicit interest starting a few months before the exam, and look to match folks about two months out. Those connected would then plan how they will assist each other with their study needs. Please email PDO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2022 SVS Awards Program! Click button below to see upcoming Section events.

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Updated Section Bylaws

Ever wondered what Board positions are available, how we vote for officers, etc.? The Section's Bylaws guide all Board actions regarding the operations of the Sacramento Valley Section.

The Sacramento Valley Section adopted an updated set of bylaws in May 2022.

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Upcoming YEP Events

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Job Openings

Job Openings

Click on the button above to go to the Section's Job Openings Page. This provides links to openings in this area as well as links to APA National and APA California job listings.

Section Store

Feeling the need to spice up your day? Want to display your love for the Sacramento Valley Section on your coffee cup or water bottle.  Well now you can!

We have teamed up with Cafe Press and designed a selection of unique merchandise proudly emblazoned with the Section's very cool logo. Coffee cups, water bottles, t-shrts, sweatshirts, stickers and more await.

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2022 Section Sponsors

Without the support of our sponsors, many of the programs we offer would not be possible. Click the logos below to find out more about each sponsor.

To our sponsors -- Thank You!

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  • In-Kind Sponsor

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