The Bay Area Planning Directors Association (BAPDA) is an organization that provides professional education, advice, support and leadership on planning policy and practice at the state, regional and local level to planning directors and community development directors in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The biannual meetings allow for exchange of ideas, information and best practices among Bay Area planners. These meetings promote the need for and value of good planning and effective planning policy and programs in the Bay Area. BAPDA promotes communication and collaboration among planning professionals in the various jurisdictions, agencies, special districts and private firms within the Bay Area.