Congratulations to newly elected FAICP members, Maxine Griffith, AICP and Jan Degenshein, AICP!

The NY Metro Chapter’s Executive Committee is thrilled to announce that two Chapter members will be inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) during the 2018 APA National Planning Conference (NPC18).

Please join us in congratulating Maxine Griffith, AICP and Jan Degenshein, AICP on this distinguished honor! Maxine and Jan will become Fellows during the 2018 Induction Ceremony in New Orleans on April 22, 2018.

Fellowship is granted to planners who have been members of AICP and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Election to Fellow is one of the highest honors that the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member.

Once again, congratulations to Maxine and Jan on this well-deserved recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to the planning profession! For those attending NPC18, you can add the FAICP Induction Ceremony to your schedule and/or purchase a ticket to the FAICP Reception, where you can celebrate with Maxine, Jan, and the entire Class of 2018 Fellows.

Maxine Griffith, AICP was recognized for excellence in professional practice

Maxine was recently named Senior Advisor to the President of Columbia University and from 2005-17, served as a Columbia Executive Vice President, working primarily on the University’s successful Manhattanville Campus Plan. Prior to her tenure at Columbia, she served as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Planning Department and Secretary (Deputy Mayor) for Strategic Planning. In the 1990’s Maxine headed her own firm – Griffith Planning & Design. She has demonstrated outstanding creativity and leadership in Planning & Development.

Jan Degenshein, FAICP was recognized for excellence in Community Service and Leadership

Jan is President of Jan Degenshein Architect Planner, PC based in Nyack, NY, where he has effectively served his clients in developing suburban communities that are inclusionary, sustainable, accessible and affordable. His leadership in planning is also demonstrated in service on numerous boards and committees throughout the Hudson Valley region and through an extensive list of publications and awards. He reflected:

“Certainly, the critical thinking process rooted in planning education and practice has contributed to honing a competence to better serve the profession and the broader community.”