The New York Upstate APA's mission is to serve and support the professional, student, and citizen planning community in New York State and to improve the quality of life through the use of planning. The APA community enables you to connect with other individuals who care about their communities and work to improve the quality of life for all. This diverse network of planners, planning board members, public officials, educators, students, and engaged citizens share information and learn about best practices from the state, nation, and around the world. APA members seek to implement good planning in their communities and impart the benefits of planning. Help further this important work and join today!