A Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Sun Coast Section! We are a division of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA FL) spanning the Gulf Coast counties of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota. Our goal is to provide our diverse membership with an equally diverse range of professional development, networking and other opportunities. If you are interested in joining APA, please visit the national APA website, www.planning.org.

Did you know that you can receive our Section newsletter, Horizons Newsletter, as well as other email updates for free even if you’re not a member?  Contact the Sun Coast Section Communications Officer at suncoastcomm@gmail.com to add your contact to our distribution list.

Don’t forget to also like us on Facebook to stay even more connected! To view upcoming events in our section, you can view our calendar here.

We hope to see you at an event soon!


Stephen Benson, AICP, CNU-a
Sun Coast Section Chair