Purpose and Background
The Planner Emeritus Network (PEN) is an affiliate and resource support group for the APA California Chapter, the California Planning Foundation, and the California Planning Historical Society. PEN represents a body of experienced and longstanding members of APA who are available to provide APA California and other groups with substantial knowledge of the profession as it has matured in California. PEN members are available to provide their personal insights, experiences, and planning history when requested by the Board or other organizations, groups, and individuals.
PEN works to recognize individuals who have contributed to the planning profession in California and honors these leaders annually at the Chapter conference. In addition, PEN assists the Chapter Historian with preserving important planning documents in the Chapter archives at Cal State Northridge. PEN also oversees APA California’s Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) Program.
PEN was organized in 1997 and developed formalized bylaws in 2000. The organization is led by a Board of Directors composed of the President, two Vice-Presidents (one each from the north and south), and the Secretary-Treasurer. There are also eight at-large members with full voting privileges.
PEN’s Mission Statement and Supporting Goals are provided here.
Contact information is below: