The Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association  is an official Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). We are a member organization of professional planners and planning officials who serve Nevada communities in many ways, at all levels of government, the private sector and not-for-profit organizations.

Nevada News  

Posted: January 19, 2017
NV APA Membership Technical Report
The University of Nevada Center of Economic Development completed a report of the membership of the Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association. Click here to view the report.

Posted: November 28, 2016
YouTube Channel

Click here to view the NV APA YouTube Channel with videos from the 2016 NV APA Conference.

Posted: October 25, 2016

Fall Newsletter

Posted: October 25, 2016
Signage Workshop
This is a professional development opportunity that will help you and your staff learn about what can often be a complex and controversial issue – the drafting and enforcement of sign codes. Planning for Sign Code Success is a day-long event taking place on Thursday, November 17th at Gordon Biersch in Las Vegas, NV. Click here for the registration form.

Posted: October 11, 2016
Nevada Planning Guide - Draft
The Chapter has been working for two years on a new Nevada Planning Guide that covers many planning topics that are useful to citizen and professional planners as well as elected and appointed officials. Click here to review the Nevada Planning Guide. Please e-mail Julie Hunter at by November 18th, 2016 with comments and feedback.

Posted: September 29, 2016
Register for the NV Annual State Conference
Click here to register for the conference, which will be held from October 16th - 19th. Keynote speakers include Cynthia Bowen, President-Elect of APA; John Huck, News Anchor for Fox5; and Andy Hafen, Mayor of Henderson.

Annual State Conference 
Posted: August 24, 2016
Registration is now open for the Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association State Conference, which will be October 16th - October 19th. Click here for more information, and click here to register.

Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute Conference
Posted: August 22, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's Annual Western Places/Western Spaces Conference will be March 16th & 17th, 2017. For more information on the conference, go to this link.

Events Calendar


Job Announcements

Senior Planner
- Henderson
- Closes 2/2/17
- Click here for more info

Transportation Planner
- Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
- Click here for more info

Planner II
- SAFEbuilt
- Location: Las Vegas, NV
- Click here for more info


Bob Genzer/APA Scholarship
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Click here for more information

Western Planner

Established in 1979, The Western Planner focusses on providing information about the unique aspects of planning in the West. The Journal is published five times a year. Click here for more information about subscribing, and click here for the Western Planner website.

Planetizen News

Best Practices

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Sonoran Institute have partnered to provide a resource of best planning practices in the West and around the country. Check out the website here.