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:
Check out these PEN pages:
- Programs and Events
- APA California Community Assistance Program (CPAT)
- PEN Honor Award Winners
- Membership, Board Meetings and Agendas
- PEN Board Members
- PEN Bylaws
- California Planning History – Planning History in California is an important part of the PEN legacy. The APA California website features a treasure trove of historical information through programs coordinated by the Chapter Historians. Click on this link to find out many interesting aspects of the 75 years of Planning in California.
- Resources – If you are aware of organizations similar to PEN; or that provide ‘pro bono’ planning services, please contact Hanson Hom at [email protected].