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The Bay Area Planning Directors Association (BAPDA) is an organization that provides professional education, advice, support and leadership on planning policy and practice at the state, regional and local level to planning directors and community development directors in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The biannual meetings allow for exchange of ideas, information and best practices among Bay Area planners. These meetings promote the need for and value of good planning and effective planning policy and programs in the Bay Area. BAPDA promotes communication and collaboration among planning professionals in the various jurisdictions, agencies, special districts and private firms within the Bay Area.

Steering Committee

Al Savay, AICP, City of San Carlos, BAPDA Chair
Paul Jensen, AICP, City of San Rafael, BAPDA Vice Chair
Gerry Beaudin, AICP, City of Pleasanton
Brent Cooper, City of American Canyon
Hillary Gitelman, ESA
Diane Henderson, AICP, DMH Land Use Planning
Rosalynn Hughey, City of San Jose
Casey McCann, City of Brentwood
Whitney McNair, AICP, Stanford University
Andrea Ouse, AICP, City of Concord
Guido Persicone, AICP, City of East Palo Alto
John Rahaim/AnMarie Rodgers, City and County of San Francisco
Christina Ratcliffe, AICP, City of Martinez
Paul Spence, City of Livermore
Janet Spilman, Sonoma County Transportation Authority
Dina Tasini, City of Dixon
Hing Wong, AICP, Bay Area Planning Consultant