PLAN Sac Valley Mentoring Program



The PLAN Sac Valley Program is back - now in a hybrid format! 

Applications Closed

The application is now closed for the PLAN Program Year 2023. 

About the Program

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:

  • Build an extended network of peers and professionals that will serve as a valuable resource during and after the mentoring program.
  • Develop new technical and professional skills and increase your knowledge of planning policy.
  • Gain greater knowledge of the planning profession and how to position and market yourself for success.
  • Learn how to navigate the complexities of the planning profession and how to interact with a variety of other related stakeholders and professions.
  • Understand the resources available to increase your professional effectiveness.

The program curriculum addresses topics such as:

  • Planning into the future
  • Resume and interview skill building
  • Discovering your strengths
  • Goal setting for the next steps in your career

Donate to PLAN

The PLAN program has offered mentorship, networking, and professional development to Sacramento Valley planners for ten years. To continue serving emerging planners in our region, we are offering the opportunity to donate to PLAN. If PLAN has benefited you or your organization and you are interested in way to give back, consider sponsoring a PLAN session for the 2023 program year. Sponsor a session with a $250 donation and have the chance to speak to the 2021 class of emerging planners about your organization. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a session, please contact the PLAN Steering Committee at

PLAN is seeking sponsors for the following monthly group sessions:

  • Kickoff
  • Discover your Strengths
  • Planning into the Future
  • Resume and Interview
  • Equity in Planning
  • Mock City Council
  • Catapult Party

The mission of PLAN Sac Valley is to provide the next generation of professional planners with a dynamic and challenging one-on-one and group mentoring forum for personal and professional growth and advancement. PLAN is dedicated to providing young planners new technical insight into planning and other related fields, professional development tips, leadership skills, networking strategies, exposure to community service, and so much more. Participants with PLAN Sac Valley gain a greater knowledge of the professional planning sphere and build an extended network of peers and mentors that serve as a priceless resource during and beyond the program experience.

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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