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APA Cleveland serves Northeast Ohio’s planning community, hosting social and educational events throughout the year and bringing members and the community together to discuss issues affecting our region. 

APA Cleveland is governed by a 12-member executive committee, which includes a student representative of CSU’s planning program. Counties served by APA Cleveland, many of which are also in the service area of the Akron Section, are Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Trumbull.

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APA OH Announces Inaugural Great Places Awards

Four Awards Presented at OKI Conference

CINCINNATI, OH (October 3, 2018) – The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Ohio) is pleased to announce winners of the inaugural Great Places in Ohio awards. The biennial awards program honors outstanding physical spaces throughout the state that planners have created and nurtured through careful planning and unbridled imagination. Because we plan, great places exist all across Ohio.


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October 2019

October 2-4, 2019

2019 State Planning Conference

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Cleveland | Downtown Hilton Hotel

October 4, 2019

Cleveland P&Z Workshop

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Cleveland | Downtown Hilton Hotel

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Everyone contributes to places that matter. We Plan CLE is an annual event, open to all, designed to foster discussion and innovation.

A week-long series of events focuses on a different theme each year to encourage collaboration, discussion and great ideas. We invite you to join the conversation!

Enter your email to receive event invitations and occasional updates. Follow along on social media: facebook/groups/APACleveland and twitter @APA_CLE, #WePlanCLE.

2019 events to be announced soon!


Questions about We Plan CLE should be directed to Arthur Schmidt at or 216-865-1342.


Matthew Schmidt, AICP

Section Director
Program Director
Trust for Public Land

Arthur Schmidt IV

Vice Director, Programming
Senior Planner
OHM Advisors

Kimberly Lieber, AICP

Vice Director, Education + APA OH At Large
Planning & Development Director
City of North Olmsted

Jessica Trivisonno

Economic Development + Marketing Coordinator
Cudell Improvement Inc.

Amy Snell

Planning Team Leader
Greater Cleveland RTA

Ann Klavora, AICP

Immediate Past Director + APA OH At Large
Principal Planner
City of Shaker Heights

Ben Levenger, AICP

At Large, Akron Area Representative
Downtown Redevelopment Services

Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, PhD

At Large, Cleveland State University Representative
Associate Professor of Urban Studies, MUPD Director
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Debbie Berry

At Large
VP of Planning + Real Estate Development
University Circle, Inc.

Kelley Britt

At Large
Senior Program & Transit Planner
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency

Adam Davenport

At Large
District Planner
Cleveland City Planning Commission

Dro Sohrabian

Student Representative
Cleveland State University

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