Membership Types

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APA and the Wisconsin chapter offer multiple ways to be involved with other planners in Wisconsin and nationally.  We have membership opportunities for you.  In addition to these categories, visit the APA membership page to learn about joining APA national as a planning commissioner, an academic, a planner working outside of the U.S. or as a citizen or allied professional.

Regular membership (APA national and Wisconsin chapter) [exit to APA]

Discounts on books, conferences, Planning magazine, and connection to a network of other planners who "get" what you do every day.

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FREE student membership

When you sign up as a student member with APA National, you also become a member of your state chapter.  Free student memberships bring immediate and long-term benefits--both professional and financial.  Join now.  [exit to APA]

Chapter-only membership

Chapter-only memberships are designed to allow professionals in related fields to participate fully in Chapter activities, including governance, discounts on chapter events, and receiving communication from APA - WI related to events, news, and professional development opportunities.  Chapter-only membership does not give you membership in the American Planning Association. As a chapter-only affiliate, you will not receive the publications, benefits, and exclusive discounts given to APA members. Chapter-Only Membership due are 20% of the applicable APA national dues.

Organizational membership

APA - Wisconsin has established a $50 organizational membership.  When your organization becomes an organizational member, all of the non-planning staff members that you designate are added to our communication distribution lists.  Help keep everyone in your office or local unit of government apprised of current legal issues, professional development opportunities, news in Wisconsin planning, and more.  Organizational members are non-voting; all regular and student members employed in the organization continue to enjoy their respective membership rights and benefits.

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FREE Student Membership is the best way to get started with APA.

Membership is FREE!  And it is available to any full or part time degree seeking student enrolled in any college or university program.

BENEFITS:  If you join APA it includes your APA Membership and your APA Wisconsin Chapter Membership,  as well as membership in up to five APA Divisions.  ALL FREE!  But wait!  There is even more value to your membership.  Read on.

APA DIVISIONS:  Join others who share your specific planning passions by joining up to five APA Divisions.  Learn more at:

RECOGNITION:  Student Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

More details on the APA National page