Sacramento Valley Section Overview

Mission Statement


The California Chapter Sacramento Valley Section of the American Planning Association (APA) constitutes an organization of professional planners, planning commissioners, students, and those in related professions who support the planning process. Our resources and services are dedicated to:

Communication. Increasing awareness and involvement in community issues and the planning process, for both our membership and our community.

Education. Providing and contributing to public forums for teaching, exchanging information, and lending our professional experience regarding planning issues.

Advocacy. Implementing decision-making processes, based on sound planning and community development principles, to effectively resolve land use, natural resource, and development issues.

Professionalism. Training and guiding members according to the national APA standards of professional integrity and promoting membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Where is the Sacramento Valley Section?

The Sacramento Valley Section covers 21 counties from San Joaquin County in the south to Siskiyou and Modoc counties in the north. The help serve members in this large and diverse area, the section is divided into four divisions: Sacramento Division, Sierra Division, North Valley Division, and Cascade Division. The map below shows the divisions and the overall section area.

Section Bylaws

The Sacramento Valley Section adopted an updated set of by-laws in October 2020 that are used to guide the Section's business.

Ever wondered what Board positions are available, how we vote for officers, etc.? Now is your chance to find out.

Click this link to download the Section's by-laws.

2021 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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    Website developed by Rick Rust, AICP, with financial support from Mintier Harnish.