The Northern Section Archives is part of and is integral to the APA California Chapter Planning Archives at California State University Northridge. The Chapter’s Planning Archives were launched on APA California’s 50th anniversary in 1998 to help document the history and practice of the planning profession in California, and to record the evolution of APA California and its allied planning organizations. The APA California Planning Archive is one of the only Chapter archives in the country. The Northern Section is also currently one of two Sections in the Chapter with an appointed Section Historian.
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Have something to donate? Would you like to contribute to the Northern Section’s archive? Do you have Northern California planning-related archival materials? If so, please contact the Section Historian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Northern Section Directors2017 – 2018 Sharon Grewal, AICP 2015 – 2016 Andrea Ouse, AICP 2013 – 2014 Jeff Baker 2011 – 2012 Hanson Hom, AICP 2009 – 2010 Darcy G. Kremin, AICP 2007 – 2008 Juan F. Borrelli, AICP 2005 – 2006 Hing Wong, AICP 2003 – 2004 Hing Wong, AICP 2001 – 2002 Jeri Ram, AICP 1999 – 2000 Mark Rhoades, AICP 1997 – 1998 Wendy Cosin, AICP 1995 – 1996 Wendy Cosin, AICP 1993 – 1995 Steve Noack, AICP (term ended mid-1995) 1991 – 1993 Don Steiger (term ended mid-1993) 1990 – 1991 Ann Bogush Millican (term ended mid-1991) 1987 – 1989 Marlene Stevenson 1986 – 1987 Steven C. Orlick (term ended mid-1987) 1983 – 1985 Steven C. Orlick 1981 – 1983 Myrna Valdez (term ended early 1983) 1980 – 1981 Charles Q. Forester (term ended mid-1981) 1979 – 1980 Thomas O. Merle (term ended mid-1980) 1978 – 1979 Walter Rask, AICP (term ended mid-1979) 1977 – 1978 Gordon Jacoby, AIP (American Institute of Planners) 1976 – 1977 Ted Kreines, AIP 1974 – 1975 Frank Ehrhardt, AIP
Northern Section’s Past Planning Award Recipients
Northern Section’s Past PEN Honor Award Recipients
The Planner Emeritus Network (PEN) is an auxiliary of and resource support group to APA California, the California Planning Foundation, and the California Planning Historical Society. PEN represents a body of long-tenured members of APA who are available to provide knowledge of the profession as it has matured in California. PEN members also are available to provide their personal insights, experiences, and planning history when requested by the Board or other organizations, groups, and individuals.
Each year, the Section Director working with the Section Historian and an appointed subcommittee of the Board, nominates Section members for a special PEN Honor Award recognition. Persons receiving these awards are selected by the PEN Board for an outstanding contribution to the profession or for a significant accomplishment that enhanced the recognition and value of planning. Past PEN Honor Award Recipients from the Northern Section include:2016 – Steve Piasecki, AICP 2015 – Hanson Hom, AICP 2014 – Joseph Horwedel, AICP; Mike Moore; and Eileen Whitty, AICP 2013 – Linda Dalton, FAICP; Barry Miller, FAICP; Pete Parkinson, AICP; and Donald Weden 2012 – Earl Bossard, PhD, AICP; Anne Cronin Moore; Barbara Kautz, FAICP; and Leon Pirofalo, AICP (posthumously) 2011 – Alec Bash, AICP; Elaine Costello, FAICP; and Alex Hinds 2010 – Dan Iacofano, PhD, FAICP; Naphtali Knox, FAICP; Joan Lamphier; and Paul Sedway, FAICP 2009 – Dean Macris, FAICP; Marjorie Macris, FAICP; and Donald Rothblatt, FAICP 2008 – Don Bradley, PhD, AICP; Jeanette Dinwiddie-Moore, FAICP; and Wayne Goldberg, AICP 2007 – Vivian Kahn, FAICP 2002 – 2006 None awarded to Northern Section members 2001 – Larz Anderson; and Nadya Andrews, AICP 2000 – Ken Norwood 1999 – John Hirten, FAICP 1998 – Betty Croly, FAICP
Past Northern Section Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Available online at: https://norcalapa.org/about/board-meeting-agendas/
History of APA California
To read about Protecting the History of Planning in California, and the Chapter Historian Program, click on: http://www.apacalifornia.org/about/history/.
Great Places in America Designees from the Northern Section
APA National’s Great Places in America Program celebrates neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow. More information, including APA”s selection guidelines, is online at: https://www.planning.org/greatplaces/. Past designees from the Northern Section include:
Uptown, Oakland – 2014 Great Neighborhood
Chinatown, San Francisco – 2013 Great Neighborhood
Northbrae, Berkeley – 2011 Great Neighborhood
Ferry Building, San Francisco – 2010 Great Public Space
North Beach, San Francisco – 2007 Great Neighborhood
For a complete list of all designees to date, click here to See a list of the Great Places in America by state.
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