Young Planners Group

Young Planners Group (YPG) is a subcommittee of Northern Section the California Chapter of the American Planning Association. YPG provides young professionals and students in planning-related fields the opportunity to engage socially and professionally with other professionals in the Northern California region. We seek to cultivate young professionals through career building programs, social networking events, and mentoring opportunities.

The YPG is open to young professionals 35 and younger, students, and professionals new to the field of planning. YPG membership is included with your normal APA membership dues. Members benefit from exposure to different facets of planning and related industries; education on current and emerging issues, professional tools, services, and support; and preparation to become future leaders in the planning profession.

There are now two YPG Steering Committees where you can network with other emerging professionals and also help plan future YPG events. Each region meets once a month at rotating venues with meetings lasting approximately 1 hour long depending on topics of discussion.

  • San Jose: Meets every first Wednesday.
  • San Francisco: Meets every second Tuesday.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can join the YPG or learn the committee meeting locations, please email

Stay up to date on YPG events through our Facebook page.


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