President: James Aspery
Vice President: Tasiana Stigall
Secretary: Meg (Ryan) Shockey
Treasurer: Kessa Turnbull
Education & Professional Development Chairperson: Kate Warren
No contest for any of the offices, but learn more about these folks below:
I believe that President is the best fit for both CSU APA and myself, as I currently serve as Vice President on the current Executive Board. Combining this administrative experience with my passion for the Levin College and all things urban-related, this office is the next logical step towards furthering the organization's impact on campus and across the Greater Cleveland area. Additionally, with my current job in the urban realm, I am also able to provide viable networking connections to an organization that thrives on real-world knowledge and connections.
I plan on continuing our commitment to excellence for our members & academic community throughout my time in office. I fully expect CSU APA to remain one of the most successful professional student organizations on campus, and would love to be the individual leading the organization towards this bright future.
I have passion for urban planning and a vision to make CSU/APA a leading chapter where members can be involved in local projects to test planning practices and help members connect with professionals who can support their efforts to socially change and build communities.
As Vice President I will continue the CSU/APA mission to foster, enlighten, engage, unveil, and enhance how we at as leaders guide this organization. APA is the voice for planners and members will be pushed to advocate, grow, and participate in an organization that strongly supports community and people coming together for excellence is all areas that support successful planning and the planners who plan.
My passion to change and listen to people have driven me to become an effective leader on campus and professionally. I have always been involved in organizations like CSU student government, local young professional groups, and directing working with the City of Cleveland of Planning Commission to build underdeveloped neighborhoods.
If you are looking executive member that in not afraid to go above and beyond to see this organization led in a manner that makes us stand out for our activities then vote for Tasiana Stigall as your Vice President.
If you are want an executive member that can build not only the organization but also you as a member to succeed professionally then vote for Tasiana Stigall as your Vice President.
If you want an executive member who is passionate and willing to commit any amount of time and resources to support the members and the organization initiatives then vote for Tasiana Stigall as your Vice President .
Lastly, voting for Tasiana Stigall means that you value the quality it takes to be a proactive executive member that works hard but also strongly believes in making this next semester fun and productive.
Let’s build momentum around an excellent organization we call APA/CSU
Meg (Ryan) Shockey
I am running for office because I believe that while the leadership has been great over the past two years that I have been involved in APA, more leadership from MUPDD members would be appropriate. Next year being my final year at the Levin college makes it my final chance at a leadership position within the CSU chapter of APA.
At my day job, I am in charge of running the Facebook page, helping my boss with his Twitter account, and an assortment of other media-related activities. While I know there have been some semesters that I've been present and more active in APA than others, I believe that I will have the time next year to play an active role, especially if I am elected Secretary. I think I could bring more of a planning-oriented view to the leadership team of the APA, and be a successful, strong leader of the APA.
I am running for treasurer because I am extremely financially responsible and enjoy handling money. I love handling all the little details and handling budgeting and financing and am really good at figuring out how much money different activities cost. It's the type of detailed and conscientious work that just makes me feel happy and useful. Not to mention it's always fun getting to count money!
I was treasurer at my elementary school for two years, and ran a highly successful fundraiser that ended up leading to improvements around the school that still exist there today. I have been keeping track of my finances for 5 years and have been using a budget for 3 years so have had a lot of practice keeping track of money. I was an economics minor at Oberlin College and am getting a certificate in economic development, so I have a lot of experience with finances and accounting and have an excellent understanding of how much things cost and how much various types of activities can raise.
I've decided to run for three reasons: (1) I am passionate about the City of Cleveland, as well as urban areas in general, and I'd like to use my involvement in APA as a way to motivate others to have meaningful discussions about urban issues and to promote civic involvement and professional development, (2) I think this office would be a great opportunity for my personal professional development and to grow my network in the community here in Cleveland, and (3) though I am relatively new to CSU APA, I've really enjoyed getting to know people in the group, and would love to serve the organization in a more official capacity.
My past job experiences in marketing and in the nonprofit sector have qualified me for this office. As a marketing associate, I learned to network in the community and make meaningful professional relationships with people from diverse backgrounds. Working in the nonprofit sector, I learned a lot about the different service providers and stakeholders in this community. I would be very comfortable networking with people to find relevant speakers for APA meetings. I also have a background in professional development; while I worked at The City Mission, I worked with homeless men to help them in their job search process. The barriers to employment are different for CSU students, obviously, but a lot of the same principles apply, and I would find great satisfaction in learning about different internship and employment opportunities in the community and communicating those to students as needed.