Nan Stolzenburg Named to Prestigious Planning College of Fellows  

Nan Stolzenburg, of Wright, Schoharie County has achieved the planning profession’s highest honor by being named to the prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows for her outstanding achievements in rural and environmental planning. SEEC is proud that one of our Advisory Council members has received national honors!

Fellowship is granted to planners who have achieved certification through the American Planning Association’s professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Invitations to join the College of Fellows come after a thorough nomination and review process, ensuring the candidate has had a positive, long-lasting impact on the planning profession.

“Individuals who make up the College of Fellows are the true leaders of the planning profession,” said past AICP President Valerie Hubbard, FAICP. “These individuals have made lasting contributions to the profession and have inspired generations of new planners. They are truly awe-inspiring.”

Ms. Stolzenburg has dedicated her long career to improving the vitality, resiliency, and environmental health of New York’s small and rural communities. She is owner and principal planner at Community Planning & Environmental Associates, located in Schoharie County.   The Fellowship designation recognizes her accomplishments in helping rural communities with their goals related to economic development, environmental protection, and implementation of appropriate rural and farm friendly land use techniques. She has advanced environmental planning throughout the State through her work the State Environmental Quality Review workbooks used by New York State and has successfully guided dozens of rural communities to implement comprehensive planning, land use regulations, and use of innovative planning tools.

Stolzenburg is one of 53 inductees into this year’s College of Fellows. Inductions are done biennially. This year’s formal induction will take place during APA’s National Planning Conference in San Diego, on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning — physical, economic, and social — so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. The American Institute of Certified Planners provides recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice. For more information, visit

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