MAP: Creating Great Communities For All

The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) is a 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to promoting sound community planning that benefits the residents of Michigan.  

The Michigan Association of Planning exists to promote quality community planning through education, information and advocacy, statewide. 

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MAP is celebrating its 75th anniversary!  Check out this  timeline of important events during the last 75 years.  

Thank you to our Corporate Members!

The MAP Corporate Membership provides an opportunity for members to further the association’s mission, and provides recognition to the corporate member who says: I want MAP to be more involved, I want MAP to have a louder voice. Click here to view MAP's current Corporate Members and learn how your company can join at this membership level. 

MAP Board Expanding its Numbers

 Recent changes to the Chapter bylaws resulted in the addition of two new appointed, ex officio board positions!  A public official representative – a planning commissioner or a zoning board member, or an elected township board member or city council/commissioner – and a faculty representative will be added to the board in fall 2020, with the term to begin at the annual Planning Michigan Conference.  The appointments are two-year terms, with the option of two re-appointments for a possible service term of six years.  The objective of adding these positions was to permanently include the voice, expertise and influence of these critically important members to board deliberations. 

 Interested?  Please submit a one page letter of interest describing why you are interested in being nominated, and what perspectives you will bring to the board.  Please send your letter of interest to the Chapter Nominating Committee via Andrea Brown, Executive Director, by July 24, 2020 by 5:00 pm.





MAP Board Elections

The American Planning Association will again this year manage the Michigan Chapter 2020 Election. There are 4 open seats, and two incumbents are running for reelection. Kelly Freeman and Brad Kaye, AICP, CFM are each running for a second term. Running for open Board seats are Christina Anderson, AICP, City Planner with City of Kalamazoo and Shari Williams Senior Program Manager with Detroit Future City. Look for election notices from APA - AND from MAP – in mid-July, with voting ending August 14.

 If you do not receive a ballot, check your spam box or email [email protected] to request a ballot.

 Why Planning is Still Important

10 Things Planners Can Do Now

Even when faced with dire emergencies like the pandemic the world is experiencing today, the work of government must continue.  In fact, it is more important than ever during these times, and planners can be leaders in implementing local emergency response efforts.  Read more . . .

MAP Workshops Come to You

MAP is offering virtual workshops!  Please contact Amy Vansen at [email protected] if you are interested in hosting one of our workshops.  All of the same great resources, just remotely.