Election to the College of Fellows is one of the highest honors that the American Institute of Certified Planners, the professional institute of the American Planning Association, bestows upon a member. This honor recognizes the achievements of the professional as a model planner with significant contributions to planning and society. Fellowship will be granted to planners selected by a Committee operating at the national level. Members of the GA Chapter are eligible for consideration if they have been members of AICP for 15 years or more, are members in good standing of AICP, and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public or community service and leadership and made an outstanding contribution to the profession over an extended period of time. The Nomination Form is available on the AICP website.
There are three ways to be nominated:
- Nomination by the Chapter
- Nomination by an APA Division
- Nomination by petition of 10 members of AICP
The Georgia Chapter will accept nominations for members of the Class of 2018 College of Fellows of AICP who would like to be considered for nomination by the Chapter until January 15, 2017. Please submit your nominations by email to Gary Cornell, FAICP. You may nominate yourself if you wish and you do not have to go through the Georgia Chapter if you desire to follow the alternative process outlined above.
A committee appointed by the President of the GA Chapter of APA will then review nominations and present a slate of selected chapter members to the Board of Directors of the GA Chapter of APA for their endorsement. Nomination packages will be prepared by the applicants and submitted to APA by Friday, October 13, 2017. If selected at the national level, they will be inducted during the National Conference to be held in April, 2018.