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Scholarships Available for New Planners working on Long Island and Planning Students from Long Island to Attend the APA National Conference in Atlanta in April 2014

Deadline Extended to February 14th!

The due date for letters of interest for the scholarships has been extended to increase participation. Please share the news with your contacts and encourage eligible students and young planners to apply.

The Long Island Section of American Planning Association’s (APA) NY Metro Chapter is pleased to announce that we will be awarding up to three Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarships this year.  The scholarships will provide $1,500.00 to awardees for attendance at the APA National Planning Conference that is being held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 26 -April 30, 2014.

Arthur H. Kunz was a Long Island planner who was committed to preserving and enhancing Suffolk County by balancing its growth and development with environmental protection and played an integral part in Suffolk County’s development for almost 30 years.  He worked for the Nassau County Planning Commission from 1958 to 1969.  In 1969, he became Assistant Planning Director for the Suffolk County Department of Planning and Director in 1989.  Arthur Kunz was a straightforward and highly regarded man whose planning knowledge, commitment to public service, and professionalism improved the quality of life in Suffolk County.  Since 1994, the Long Island Section has been awarding planning scholarships in his memory.

Eligible applicants include Long Island entry-level planners (five or less years out of college or five years or less in a professional planning position) or students in a planning-related major (undergraduate or graduate studies).

The $1,500 scholarship will cover the majority of expenses related to the conference registration, APA membership for one year for non-members, and some additional expenses.  Mr. Kunz spent most APA conferences attending as many mobile workshops as possible and believed in the value of seeing planning in action in other parts of the country.  Therefore, a portion of the scholarship is to be used to pay for participation in least one mobile workshop.

If you are a new planner working on Long Island or a student of planning (or related field) from Long Island and wish to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2014 APA National Conference, please send a letter of interest and a copy of your resume to keiseman@nelsonpopevoorhis.com.

The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2014.

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On March 23rd, the APA Long Island Section will hold its annual Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship Breakfast between 8:00 AM and 10AM at Molloy College’s Suffolk Center at Republic Airport (see http://www.molloy.edu/about-molloy/suffolk-center for directions).



How Planning Can Lead Economic Development

will be moderated by Donald Burns, AICP, President of  NY Metro Chapter:


  • Chris Jones, Vice President, RPA
  • Sarah Lansdale, Director of Planning, Suffolk County
  • Cara Longworth, Executive Director,LIRPC
  • Satish Sood, Deputy Commissioner of Planning, Nassau County
  • Mayor George Starkie, Village of Farmingdale

We will present 2012 Scholarship Award Winners that will attend 2012 APA National Planning Conference.

A healthy breakfast buffet will be provided.

  • Date March 23rd
  • Time: 8-10 AM

  • Tickets: $25 (APA, Non- Profit and Municipal), $15 (students)  $30 (non-APA and at the door).

  • If using payment by check: please mail checks payable to “Long Island Section” to Kathy Eiseman (NP&V, 572 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747)

  • Or- Register and pay now by credit card or PayPal, by clicking to appropriate link  below

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If you have any additional questions, please contact us at  APALongIsland@gmail.com


Four corporate and one individual sponsorship levels are available.  All sponsors will be included  in our upcoming announcements and conference brochure and on our website at www.apalongisland.org.  Additional benefits by level provided below:

  • Platinum: $1,000 includes 8 Tickets, full company profile on our website, extra‐large logo and company name displayed on poster board during the event and in all press releases, an option to display marketing materials at display table during the event, recognition during the presentation, and opportunity to present for a few minutes during the event.
  • Gold:  $750 includes 6 tickets, full company profile on our website, large logo and company name displayed on poster board during event and in all press releases, an option to display marketing materials at table before the event.
  • Silver: $500 includes 4 tickets, logo displayed on our website and major press releases, logo and company name displayed on poster board during event, with option to display marketing materials at table before the event.
  • Bronze: $150 includes 2 tickets and logo and company name displayed on poster board during event.
  • Individual: $75 includes 1 ticket and name displayed on poster board during the event.

All net proceeds fund future scholarships

To sponsor this event, please send information (company logo and a company profile paragraph for Platinum and Gold levels) to keiseman@nelsonpopevoorhis.com and mail a check payable to “LI Section” to:

APA – LI Section, c/o Kathryn Eiseman, Treasurer, Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC, 572 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747

Please check http://www.apalongisland.org for last minute information or changes.

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