Kurt Christiansen
PRESIDENT
Kurt E. Christiansen, FAICP
Kurt Christiansen is the Economic and Community Development director for Azusa, California. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and holds a master's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge. Christiansen has been an active member of APA serving in various local and national leadership roles including as the Region VI Board director, Chapter Presidents Council vice chair, and president of the APA California Chapter. He also has encouraged new planners by serving as a mentor. Christiansen will serve one year as president-elect, two years as president, and one year as past president.

Lauren Driscoll
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Lauren Driscoll, AICP
Lauren Driscoll is the director of Community and Development Services for the City of Salina, Kansas. She is a certified planner and holds a bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University. Within APA, Driscoll has served as the president of the APA Alaska Chapter, chair of the Leadership Development Committee, chair of the Emerging Issues Committee for the Chapters Presidents Council, and chair of the Communications Committee.

Jason Jordan
DIRECTOR OF POLICY
Jason Jordan
The Policy Director is responsible for government affairs, advocacy, and policy efforts of the association. This includes development of APA policy guides, representation of APA with Congressional offices, Federal agencies and partner organizations, and management of advocacy networks and campaigns. Jason also provides strategic guidance to volunteer leaders on policy matters at the national, state and local level.