Plan Hillsborough leaders selected by APA

May 2019 – Melissa Zornitta, Planning Commission Executive Director, has been appointed to serve on not one, not two, but three committees of the American Planning Association (APA) – the National Nominating Committee, the National Membership Committee, and the APA Foundation Fundraising Committee. Her tenure is through the end of 2019.

Melissa Dickens, Strategic Planning and Policy Manager, was recently selected to be the Director of Membership for APA’s Women and Planning Division with approximately 2,600 members nationwide. She’ll be responsible for managing membership data, advising on member benefits, and fostering membership engagement and recruitment. The Women and Planning Division works to provide a national network supporting women in the planning profession and to advocate for the needs of women in planning practice. Her tenure runs through December 2020.

“APA members like Ms. Zornitta and Ms. Dickens provide invaluable knowledge to advance the governance of the organization and help lead the planning profession,” said Mike Welch, APA’s leadership director. “These member-led groups help APA fulfill its mission of creating great communities for all.”

Congratulations to our leading ladies!

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