The APA-NC Legislative Committee is responsible for assisting Chapter members in legislative advocacy.  We work to promote positive planning-related legislation, develop productive relationships with legislators and strategic partners, and inform chapter members about proposed legislation.

Legislative Committee Vision Statement:

The APA-NC Legislative Committee will inform and equip North Carolina planners to better participate in the legislative process and build lasting relationships with strategic partners and the General Assembly in pursuit of beneficial planning legislation.  We will serve as an objective source of information on the anticipated impacts of proposed legislation, and will raise awareness of the value of planning in North Carolina communities.  We will provide assistance to planners and local governments in adapting to changes in planning-related legislation.

Leadership & Contact Information

The Legislative Committee is a standing committee of APA-NC and is currently chaired by Chad Meadows, AICP. The Committee has a series of team leaders, each responsible for different committee activities.

Chad Meadows, AICP

Legislative Chair


Michael Zehner, AICP

Legislative Vice-Chair

Team Leaders

Legislative Tracking



Michael Zehner, AICP

The Berkley Group


Andrew Ausel

City of Charlotte

Michael Kelly, AICP, CZO

Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments