Chapter Development Plan

Chapter Work Plan


The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Chapter. To this end, the Board has the authority to conduct any activity consistent with the intent of the Chapter Bylaws and the Bylaws of APA. The APA Virginia Chapter Board meets on a quarterly basis. 

Executive Committee Members:

Andrew W. Hopewell, AICP, CZA
Director of Planning & Community Development, Town of Culpeper

Earl Anderson, AICP
Senior Planner, York County

VP Chapter Affairs
Donald Whipple, AICP
Chief Planner, City of Hampton

VP External Affairs
Nick Rogers, AICP, CZA
Zoning Amendment Coordinator & Principal Planner, Arlington County

VP Inclusion
Robert Narvaez, AICP

VP Legislative and Policy Affairs
M. Tyler Klein, AICP
Senior Planner, Frederick County

VP Membership
Josh Gillespie, AICP
Director of Planning and Development Services for Orange County, Virginia

VP Sections
Gina DiCicco, AICP
Land Conservation Specialist, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Professional Development Officer
John Harbin, AICP
Senior Regional Planner, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Brian Wegener, AICP, CZA
Principal Planner, Loudoun County

Jason Espie, AICP
Principal Planner, EPR PC

Standing Committee Chairs & Board Appointees:

FAICP Committee Chair
Lorna Parkins, FAICP

Planning Directors Chair
Teyva Griffin, AICP
Director of Department Development, City of Hopewell

Planning for Inclusion Chair
Robert Narvaez, AICP

YPG Chair
Caitlin Aubut
Planner, York County

CPAP Chair
Will Cockrell, AICP
Planner, EPR PC

Faculty Representative
Suzanne Moomaw, PhD
Chair & Associate Professor, Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia

Student Representatives

Vacant : Interested applicants, please contact Andrew W. Hopewell, AICP, CZA at for more information 

At-large Appointees


Mike MacKenzie

Research Associate, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)

Development Chair

Brad Shelton, AICP

Director of Planning, Michael Baker International

Land Use Education Program (LUEP) Chair

Mike MacKenzie

Research Associate, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)

Communications Director

Julie Chop

Planner, City of Portsmouth

Newsbrief Editor

Staff & Non-voting Members:

Eldon James
APA Virginia Staff

Martina James Nalley
APA Virginia Staff

Gillian Saul
APA Virginia Staff