The 2023-2024 APA Missouri Board of Directors take office on January 1, 2023.

The Board includes a combination of officers who were elected via a statewide election and members who were elected/appointed by the Sections (Kansas City, Ozark Mountain, or St. Louis).  The Chapter board works with Section leadership to serve the needs of APA Missouri members and to promote solid planning throughout the State of Missouri.  If you have ideas or concerns you would like to share with the Chapter or Section board, please email info at

Jonathan Roper, AICP
City Planning Executive
City of St. Louis
Planning School Representative
Michael Frisch, Ph.D, AICP
Program Director, Urban Planning + Design
Department of AUPD
University of Missouri – Kansas City
President – Elect
Chris Chiodini, EIT, AICP
Project Manager
BCCM Construction Group
St Louis Section Missouri Director
James Fister
Community Planner II
Community Development Administration
Sara Copeland, FAICP
Senior Planner
Burns & McDonnell
Kansas City Section Director
Fernando Oliveira
Planner II
Toole Design Group
Jason Ray, AICP
Executive Director
Center for Resource Planning & Management
Southwest Missouri Council of Governments
Ozark Mountain Section President
Ronda Burnett
Community Conservation Planner
Missouri Department of Conservation
Past President
Stephen Lachky, AICP, CFM
Community Development Director
City of Parkville
Outstate North Director
Professional Development Officer
Brendan K. Griesemer, FAICP
Planning and Development
City of Springfield
Outstate South Director
Ryan Shrimplin, AICP
City Planner
City of Cape Girardeau