Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association Welcome to the website for the Tennessee Chapter!
The mission of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association (TAPA) is to provide professional development opportunities using various training platforms for our state-wide members thereby fostering an environment for higher ethical standards in decision-making and accountability.
2020 Fall Conference Survey We Need Your Input!
Like you, we've been watching the news and are very aware of how the current situation with COVID-19 might affect our 2020 Fall Conference. We've also been observing what APA National is doing along with other chapters as they plan their fall conferences. To that end, we would like to get your feedback on our Fall Conference. Please take the survey below before June 5th.
COVID-19 APA Launches New COVID-19 Resources Webpage
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a significant impact on communities, and planners are on the front lines of response and recovery. APA is committed to providing resources, information, and tools to address your immediate needs and help you prepare for what is to come.
Upcoming Conferences Save the Dates!
It was great to see everybody at the 2020 Spring Retreat in Gatlinburg this year! This Fall, there will be several planning related conferences held in Tennessee.
- 2020 National Outdoor Recreation Conference will be held in Knoxville from September 14th through 17th
- Tennessee Bike Walk Summit will be held in Cleveland on September 24th and 25th
- The joint Tennessee and Georgia APA Fall Conference will be held September 23rd through 25th in Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Convention Center (the Marriott Downtown)
More information about the Fall Conference will be announced in the upcoming months. Please check back with this site for more information.
Spring 2020 Retreat Tourists, Tourneys, and Traffic: Gatlinburg 3/4-3/6
The Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association is proud to announce that the annual Spring Retreat will take place in Gatlinburg from Wednesday, March 4th through Friday, March 6th. This year's theme is Tourists, Tourneys, and Traffic. It will be held at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott just steps from the shops and restaurants of the Parkway in Gatlinburg. Tickets, hotel reservations, an agenda, and other information is available on the Spring Retreat web page.