Election to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) 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.
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 2022 College of Fellows of AICP, who would like to be considered for nomination by the Chapter, until June 30, 2021. Please submit your nominations by email to Cristina Pastore, AICP. You may also nominate yourself if you wish and you do not have to go through the Georgia Chapter if you desire to follow the alternative processes 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. Applicants are responsible for preparing their nomination packages, which must be submitted to APA by August 25, 2021. Nomination materials are significant, and applicants should begin preparing them as soon as possible.