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Larry Mintier, FAICP, Remembered

larry webLarry Mintier, one of California’s great planners, passed away Friday, June 30. The cause was cardiac arrest. Larry’s family, who had gathered to celebrate the 4th of July was with him at the time.

Larry was a smart, thoughtful, and outstanding urban planner, excellent writer, and a friend and mentor to countless colleagues and co-workers, and he remained active and involved in planning his entire career. Larry was a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP), an emeritus member and former president of the California Planning Roundtable, a 12-year board member and former president of the California Planning Foundation, and recently served as Chapter Co-Historian of APA California.

Larry was a great friend and colleague to many planners throughout the State. He was truly special. Larry has left a deeply rich legacy for California and the planning profession in addition to being a good and decent human being.

2023 Speaker Series

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Awards Ceremony

October 18, 2023

Join us for the 2023 SVS Awards Ceremony on October 18th! We’re back at Black Box Theatre in West Sacramento to celebrate this year’s SVSAPA Award winners!

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Student Scholarship Fundraiser

Help raise money to support Sacramento Valley Section planning students!

The Sacramento Valley Section of APA California is pleased to announce the 2023 Student Scholarship Fundraiser! Funds raised during the event go towards scholarships awarded through the California Planning Foundation (CPF) for Planning students in the Sacramento Valley Section (SVS) area. Every year the SVS provides $3,000 to support two $1,500 scholarships for students entering their final year of a planning undergraduate or graduate program at UC Davis, CSU Chico and Sacramento State.

The event will be hosted outdoors at 1723 11th Ave Sacramento, CA 95818 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffle proceeds, and additional donations will all contribute to the scholarship fund. Come join us for an evening of fun while contributing to a great cause!

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PLAN 2023 Starting

We are excited to announce that PLAN Sac Valley will return for its 12th year as a hybrid (virtual AND in-person) 6-month mentoring program!

PLAN Sac Valley is a dynamic and challenging one-on-one and group mentoring forum for personal and professional growth and development. The program matches planners (mentees) just starting their careers with established technical and policy planning professionals (mentors) that will share their invaluable knowledge and experience to help mentees.

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Upcoming Section Events

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Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2023 SVS Awards Program! Click button below to see the outstanding planning projects and planners in our Section.

Award Winners
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Upcoming YEP Events

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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Section Store

2023 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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