APA-WI Planners' Day at the Capitol Join us Wednesday, February 21, 2024 8:30-12:30
The APA-WI Legislative Committee is organizing and hosting a 2024 Planners' Day at the Wisconsin State Capitol, and we hope you can join us. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow planners, learn about state politics and advocacy, and advocate for your community.
APA-WI Planners' Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Wisconsin State Capitol
2 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703
8:30am - 12:30pm
AICP Certification AICP Certification Diversity Scholarship now open!
The spring AICP Certification Diversity Scholarship window is open. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is February 29, 2024. Applicants can choose whether they want the scholarship for the May AICP Exam or the June Assessment.
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Landscape in Greater Madison Update One key barrier to increasing our supply of workforce housing
Kurt Paulsen, professor of urban planning in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison, and Craig Stanley, Founding Principal at Broadwing Advisors, were on the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Lunch(UP)date discussing the residential and commercial real estate landscape in Greater Madison.
Highlighting the great work planners do in Wisconsin APA-WI Videography Series
APA-WI is excited to share the 5th and final in a series of statewide video interviews highlighting the great work of planners across the state to elevate our profession and provide you with useful information about the impact planners make in Wisconsin. We believe this content will offer you an efficient way to learn from and connect with APA’s great people.
This month we feature Charlie Handy, County Planner and Community Development Manager with La Crosse County.
Charlie Handy is the County Planner and Community Development Manager with La Crosse County. Charlie has over 30 years of experience in both city and county planning. He has a B.S. Degree in Landscape Architecture from UW Madison with a strong background in construction, physical engineering and urban planning. Charlie also has significant experience with land conservation, farmland preservation. He feels his strong suit is his ability to encourage more reserved people to participate in public engagement. His main focus in planning is diversity, equity and respect.
Charlie started in the private sector as a landscape architect; moved into local government as a deputy planner for the City of Onalaska; then in the Natural Resource field as an urban conservation specialist and land conservation director. In 2002 he became the County Planner for La Crosse County. In 2022 he moved into the role of Community Development Manager for La Crosse County.
He grew up on a small farm in Tomah, Wisconsin. He and his wife Kristin have five adult children. His family has hosted six teenage international students over a period of more than 10 years while his children were growing up.
New Virtual Opportunities! Planning Webcast Series
A new webinar schedule is out now!
Check out upcoming virtual learning experiences to help you grow within the planning industry while also giving you the opportunity to earn AICP CM credits!
Study with Us! AICP Exam Prep Slack Workspace
APA Wisconsin now has a Slack Workspace devoted to helping you be successful on your Journey to AICP Certification. Hosted by Liz Callin, the chapter Professional Development Officer, members can join the discussion to view and share study tips, ask questions, and collaborate with other members to form study groups and more. Participation is completely free--come and go as you please. We look forward to seeing you on Slack!