Chapter President Kara Homan

Kara Homan

Chapter President Kara Homan

Kara Homan, AICP, is the new President of the American Planning Association – Wisconsin Chapter, for the 2024-25 term.

She has over 15 years of experience in community planning and development, currently serving as the  the City of Appleton's Community and Economic Development Director.

She previously worked at the county, municipal, and regional levels in Northeast Wisconsin.

She specializes in long-range planning and project/policy development, with a particular interest in the areas of land use; community facilities; public infrastructure, and community/economic development.

She has a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"I am eager to work with, and serve my colleagues from throughout the state of Wisconsin, to advance the important work we do together.  Equally important, I look forward to fostering relationships with educational partners, students and young professionals, as they are the future of our profession, and in turn, Wisconsin's communities."