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“Because We Plan” is an effort to share the positive outcomes of planning activities across the state of Ohio with our constituents. The chapter board felt that the name APA Ohio lacked sufficient identity to create a strong awareness of planning outside of our members. What does APA Ohio do? What is the benefit of planning to our communities? The vital message the organization should be shouting from the rooftops is that because we plan, good things happen. The goal of this effort is to create a simple and effective way of telling the planning story as well as rallying greater support and interest in planning by citizens, allied professionals, and both local and state officials.




We are looking for your submissions to help tell the story.  Send them to  Upon receipt of your story, we'll send you a Because We Plan sticker and rally flag. Hang your sticker and flag high and proud (and send us pictures of that, too)!  Just send us:

• Photos of planning success stories

• Written snippets of planning success stories that may not warrant a photo

• Photos of your pet (because we just like to ooh and aah over them)


SPREAD the Planning Word.

Use #BecauseWePlan in social media to talk about good planning.

The more we can get the word out, the more people such as our local, state, and federal decision makers will understand the value of good planning. 



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