Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Mission and Vision Statement

The APA Iowa’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee seeks to create an empowered and authentically diverse planning profession by providing resources, tools, and collaboration/ co-creation opportunities for all planners. Our focus is supporting DEI efforts, reducing barriers, fostering brave spaces, and expanding networks for under-represented planners.


As planners in Iowa, we seek to build a foundation of equity and promote a culture of diversity and inclusion. We seek to transform Iowa into a place that honors our diversity as a strength and draws from that strength to build equitable neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties.

DEI Resources

DEI Non-profit, Advocacy Organizations and Resource Guides