St. Louis Metro Section Strategic Plan

The St. Louis Metro Section serves the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area including 16 counties in Missouri and Illinois. To better under and represent the planning needs and aspirations of the St. Louis Metro Area, we ask for your input in crafted the Strategic Plan that will guide our Section from 2019-2021. The luncheon shall include a presentation about the current draft and dialogue about what you wish to see in our plan. 

APA's mission is "Creating great communities for all" and its vision is to advance "planning through leadership in education, research, advocacy, and ethical practice." The Saint Louis Metro Section ask for your assistance in making St. Louis a great community for all.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Speaker: Matt Brandmeyer, Todd Streiler, Jonathan Roper

Boileau Hall
Saint Louis University
38 North Vandeventer Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Registration Soon To Open.

Fundamentals Of Economic Development

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2019 Chancellor’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Economic Development is NOW OPEN.

Now in its 4th year, this non-credit, continuing education course will be offered on Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm, March 6th - May 1st. Classes meet at CIC@CEC in the Cortex Innovation District as well as several field locations. Participants can opt to take the entire course or sign up for individual modules. 

This eight week course covers introductory economic and community development concepts and tools to support development in our communities and is designed for Missouri and Illinois public sector elected and non-elected officials and staff private sector specialists, community and economic development non-profit board members and staff, citizens and students. 

The course is offered by the UMSL Public Policy Administration Program, the Urban Land Institute–St. Louis and Bi-State Development. 

For more information and to register please go to or call Julie Stone at 314-982-1561. 

APA National Planning Conference Section Scholarship

The St. Louis Metro Section of the American Planning Association is pleased to announce a $1,200 scholarship to attend the 2019 National Planning Conference in San Francisco! If you would like a chance to win, enter your name into the drawing by emailing SLMS Secretary Jessica Henry at


The fine print:  In order to win, you must be a member of the St. Louis Metro Section and practicing professional planner. You must also include a letter from your employer stating that you will be permitted to attend if you win AND that your employer does not budget/provide financial support for you to attend the conference. Note that past winners are not eligible to win.  The winner will be announced on February 11th

City Speaker Series

The St. Louis Metro Section is pleased to have De Nichols, Social Impact Design Prinicpal of Civic Creatives for the City Speaker Series. De’s work is prime for our series as it is situated at the intersection of Design, Social Activism, and Equality.

You can learn more about De and her work on her website below.

Tuesday, January 29, 2018 
Doors open at 5pm. Presentation at 6pm.

911 Washington Avenue, Suite 500
Saint Louis, MO 63101

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