About Us

The American Planning Association, California Chapter Northern, offers membership to city and regional planners and associated professionals that primarily live or work in the western Klamath and Pacific Coast Ranges regions. The Section  includes the highly populated nine-county San Francisco Bay Area and extends approximately 500 miles from the Oregon border to south of Monterey Bay.

APA California–Northern promotes planning-related continuing education, social functions and other activities in order to:

  • Provide an arena for communication and exchange of information;
  • Raise member awareness and involvement in APA affairs;
  • Increase public awareness of the importance of planning;
  • Encourage professionalism in the conduct of its members; and
  • Foster a sense of community among its members.

Are You a Member?

APA California-Northern is the largest of eight sections that comprise the California Chapter with over 1,400 members, If  you are an APA member or Chapter-only member with a membership address in any of the below counties, you are automatically a member of APA California-Northern. For more information, see our Membership page.

  • Del Norte
  • Humboldt
  • Mendocino
  • Lake
  • Sonoma
  • Marin
  • Napa
  • Solano
  • Contra Costa
  • Alameda
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • San Benito
  • Monterey


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