Call for Nominations to AICP College of Fellows

Election to the College of Fellows is one of the highest honors that the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member. This honor recognizes the achievements of the professional who has made significant contributions to society and the field of planning.

Planners who meet the minimum criteria may be nominated for membership in the College of Fellows: (1) have been AICP members for at least 15 years, (2) have maintained membership in good standing, and (3) have made outstanding contributions to the profession over an extended period of time. Nominees are evaluated for their achievements and excellence in one of four distinct categories: (1) Professional practice; (2) Teaching and Mentoring; (3) Research; and (4) Community Service and Leadership. More information is available on the Internet at

The Chapter’s deadline for 2016 nominations is October 27, 2015 in order to meet the College of Fellows’ deadline of November 5, 2015.

A list of the 272 APA Washington Chapter members of AICP who are eligible to be nominated for induction into the College of Fellows is available at this link. Contact the Chapter’s 2016 Nomination Committee chair Mark Kulaas, FAICP, at (509) 888-6577 or [email protected] for additional information. The form for indicating your interest in Chapter nomination is available here.  Return it to Mark by email not later than August 6.

The nomination package is put together by the nominee and explains in detail why the nominee’s professional work is significant and has made a unique contribution to the field of planning over the nominee’s career. The nominee is also responsible for obtaining letters of recommendation which address the nominee’s specific contributions for inclusion in the nomination package. The Chapter Committee consists of current members of the College of Fellows. Committee members will mentor those who are selected for nomination by the Chapter. An eligible planner who is not nominated by the Chapter may follow an alternative process and be nominated by a group of current members of the College of Fellows.

The successful 2016 nominees will be inducted into the College of Fellows at the 2016 National APA Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, April 3, 2016 (tentative).


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