About Us Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association
The Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association (TAPA) is a professional organization of over 500 members representing city, county, and state planners and related professions across Tennessee. The mission of our organization consists of three bullet points:
- Offer professional leadership and resources for the development of inclusive, livable communities across Tennessee by providing up-to-date training programs on current planning issues
- Provide professional development opportunities
- Advocate for a highly qualified and diverse network of professional planners
To accomplish this, our website contains numerous resources for our members including:
Planning Commission and BZA Training Planning Commission and BZA Training Video Posted
On Friday, November 5th, the Middle Tennessee Section of TAPA hosted a Planning Commission and BZA Training Session. This session is now available on-demand on the TAPA website for all members. The video consists of three sections that cover topics of interest to planning commissioners. You can watch this session and all of our other recorded ones below.
2021 Strategic Plan Updated Strategic Plan Now Available
The 2021 Update to the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association Strategic Plan is now available. Work on this update began in 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. A draft was submitted to TAPA members in Summer 2021 for comments. The final approval was given by the Executive Board on October 6th, 2021 at the TAPA Fall Conference.
TAPA Spring Retreat Spring Retreat: Fall Creek Falls State Park, March 2-4 2022
It's never too early to start thinking about the next conference. In that regard, be sure to mark your calendars for the 2022 Spring Retreat at Fall Creek Falls State Park from March 2nd through 4th. Registration and sponsorship information will be released at a later date. Please continue checking this website and the newsletter for more information.