Sacramento Valley Section

As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, I want to provide you with an update on how the Sacramento Valley Section (SVS) is responding.

The Sacramento Valley Section will not be holding any in-person meetings or events, consistent with APA CA’s email on March 17th, and per the guidance from the California Public Health Department (CDPH). This policy will be in place until CDPH changes its recommendations for public gatherings.

You can find more information and updates on COVID-19 on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and the California Public Health Department (CPHD) website.

We are working to provide online alternatives where possible or will reschedule events that require in-person activity. Unfortunately, this applies not only to our SVS events, but to our Young Planners Group (YPG) and our PLAN program as well. You will be hearing from the YPG Chair and the PLAN Steering Committee soon on how this will impact their respective programs.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates, as necessary.

We hope that you remain safe and healthy during this time. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Yassi Sarvian
Sacramento Valley Section Director, APACA

2020 Section Awards Applications

Celebrate local planning superstars by nominating innovative plans and projects; distinguished APA members, agencies, and firms; and planning achievements for the Sacramento Valley Section APA Awards!

Deadline for award applications has been EXTENDED.  Now DUE MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020 at 5PM.

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APA CA Call for Board Nominations

APA California needs your leadership! We’re seeking planners dedicated to the profession for statewide Board positions. The deadline to submit your candidacy is April 13.

Open positions for 2021 are Vice President for Conferences, Vice President for Policy & Legislation, Vice President for Professional Development, Commission & Board Representative, and California Planning Foundation Board Member. Learn more at

Upcoming Section Events

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Event Info
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Upcoming YPG Events

YPG Events
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It was a great 2019!

We had a great 2019 Speaker Series this year.  Whether you were interested in designing resilient communities or choosing how and where to invest in key transportation infrastructure, the Speaker Series found that bringing communities closer together is a key ingredient to achieving successful outcomes. Thank you to all our speakers and attendees for making this a great year. Information on the 2019 events can be found by clicking below.

Speakers Series Info
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2019 Award Winners

Click the button below to see 2019 SVS award winning projects and planners and congratulate them on their accomplishments!

Awards Info
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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 National and California APA 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.

Just click the button to view the range of items that you can order.

Section Store

2019 Section Sponsors

Without the support of our sponsors, many of the programs we offer would not be possible.  Click on the logos to the right to learn about each firm.
To our sponsors -- Thank You!

  • Visionary

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  • Partners

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  • Friends

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  • Friends (cont'd)

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  • In-Kind

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