Our Mission
We empower citizens to shape the future of their communities with useful tools and education for positive land use decisions.

Impact: Empowered and Engaged Citizen Planners
The American Citizen Planner Consortium can make a real difference in how communities develop. The ACP affiliation allows your organization to enter challenging new arenas with confidence by featuring time-tested educational programs to deal with important local issues like traffic congestion, farmland protection, healthy communities,water quality and quantity, urban design and smart growth.

Local officials, who are often appointed with little or no planning and zoning experience, can rely on Citizen Planner programs that are proven to be comprehensive without being overwhelming.

Elected and appointed citizen planners who have attended American Citizen Planner courses testify to the value of learning the latest in the art and science of land use planning. Paraprofessional citizen planners can become nationally certified Master Citizen Planners upon successful completion of the American Citizen Planner Examination available through our affiliates.