The APA Long Island Section presents….


Presentation by Kevin Dwarka, JD, PhD



Wednesday, March 29, 2017,
100 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

AICM-CM credits are being requested.  Refreshments will be served.

Registration to open soon!!

Thank you to our Sponsor



Bagels with the Boards | Friday, February 24, 2017

8:30am – Breakfast & Registration / 9 – 10am – Program

How New York Law Allows the Ticking Clock to Run the Zoning Process by Gregory R. Alvarez, Esq. of Amato Law Group, PLLC.

The land use entitlement process in New York can be a lengthy ordeal, for the applicant, municipality and interested members of the public. Regardless of the degree of difficulty or complexity of an application, the municipal zoning approval process often takes what feels to all involved to be an inordinately long time. Although ingrained processes within municipal building and planning departments can inadvertently delay applications, program faculty Gregory R. Alvarez notes that state law is actually at the core of this problem.

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

1 AICP CM LAW Credit Pending


APA National Planning Conference, NYC, May 6-9, 2017

Application Deadline Extended to 4:00pm Friday, February 17, 2017

This year’s Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship application period is open through February 10, 2017.  The APA National Planning Conference is held in a different city each year and this coming year will be held in New York City. The Long Island Section would like to promote attendance and professional development by providing additional grants to Long Island planners.

Therefore, this year the Section is dedicating additional funds to provide scholarship grants to professional planners as well as new planners and students.  At least three scholarships will be awarded to students/new professionals, and additional grants will be accessible to all Long Island planners.

If you are interested in applying for scholarship funds, please complete the application form (download below), and return to the Long Island Section Scholarship Committee at: ArthurKunzScholarship@gmail.com by 4:00pm on February 17, 2017 (application deadline extended from February 10, 2017).

CLICK HERE to Download Application [Application Revised on 1/19/17 and February 10, 2017]

We look forward to receiving your application!


2017 Fair Housing Conference

Fair Housing Issues Affecting the LGBT Community

Presented by the Tour Law Center and Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.

Friday, February 3, 2017 8:30AM – 12:30PM

CLICK HERE for the full agenda and registration link!

Join the Young Planners Group (YPG) Mentorship Program as it celebrates its 8th year in the APA NY Metro Chapter. This unique professional development opportunity is made available to planning practitioners of all experience levels and second-year graduate students. The program is free for mentors and there is a $30 fee for mentees to support group activities. There is no fee to apply to the program. Only those mentee applicants who are selected to participate in the Mentorship Program will be required to pay the $30 non-refundable fee. If you have any questions, email the YPG Mentorship Subcommittee at ypgmentorship@gmail.com.

Apply now to be a mentor or mentee!
Prospective Mentors: goo.gl/5wFQbB
Prospective Mentees: goo.gl/3zPjTD

survey-imageIn an effort to provide additional professional development and AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) session offerings here on Long Island that will be most interesting and useful to our members, the Long Island Section of the Metro Chapter of APA kindly asks for your input and ideas on creating and hosting quality and informative programming over the next two years. In addition to the annual Arthur Kunz Memorial Breakfast and East End Planning Conference (traditionally held in late Spring and early Fall, respectively), the LI Section is looking to its members for suggestions on smaller key events/sessions that will provide value to junior and experienced planners working in the region.

We thank you for participating in this brief survey, and look forward to reviewing your input.

Please click here to view and complete the online survey!