2023-2024 Board Elections 

Joining the NCAC-APA Board is a great way to get involved in the local planning community and distinguish yourself as a leader in the urban planning profession. Board members are elected by their peers for a term of two years and are required to attend monthly board meetings and participate in chapter activities. Members elected this year will serve from January 2023 through December 2024.

There are thirteen (13) offices on the ballot for this year's election. You can find descriptions of the Board positions here.

To best reflect the Chapter’s membership and the region we serve, we highly encourage minorities, women, and other persons underrepresented in the planning field to apply for Board positions. If you are interested in serving your fellow National Capital Area planners on the Board, please contact Scott Rowe, President-Elect, at rowevt@gmail.com for more information.

NCAC will not be electing Board members through the 2022 Consolidated APA Election in July and August. More information about the 2022-2023 NCAC-APA Election will be shared in the Fall. Stay tuned!



Board Responsibilities

The 22-member board is responsible for organizing NCAC-sponsored events. Past events included local planning conferences, panel discussions, award ceremonies, social events, volunteer opportunities, and AICP-related classes. The board also promotes planning in the community and encourages professional development within the industry.

Board members serve for two years, attend monthly board meetings to conduct the business of the Chapter, lead and participate in Committees, facilitate events, and participate in various chapter activities. Current members were elected in January 2020 and terms run through December 2022.


2020-2022 Executive Board

Position Board Member
President Jeremy Hurlbutt, AICP
President-Elect Scott Rowe, AICP
Past President Paul Moyer, AICP
Professional Development Officer Marc Lewis-Degrace, AICP
Professional Development Officer-Elect Ras Tafari Cannady II, AICP
Vice President for Communications Sarah Benton, AICP
Vice President of Diversity & Outreach Don Zeigler, AICP
Vice President of Membership Kayla Gail Anthony, AICP
Secretary Laura Searfoss, AICP
Treasurer Tony LaColla, AICP
At-Large Director Clark Larson, AICP
At-Large Director Margaret Rifkin, AICP
At-Large Director Nick Kushner, AICP
At-Large Director Jonathan E. Tarr, AICP
At-Large Director Chris Berger, AICP
At-Large Director Jonathon Bush, AICP
Faculty Representative - George Washington University Andrew Bernish, AICP, GISP
Faculty Representative - Georgetown University Uwe Brandes
Faculty Representative - University of Maryland Clara E Irazábal Zurita, Arch., M.Sc., M.Arch., Ph.D.
Student Representatives - George Washington University Robert Christopher
Student Representatives - Georgetown University Erich Lange
Student Representative - University of Maryland Dominique Gebru