04-2019 Help Lead the APA-Washington Chapter and its Sections into the Future!

Help Lead the APA-Washington Chapter and Its Sections into the Future!

By Nikole Coleman and Chaz Bates, Nomination Committee Chairs

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association and several of its Sections have opportunities to get involved by running for a number of important positions. Serving in these roles is an extremely rewarding opportunity to contribute to the planning profession in Washington. Chapter and Section Officers help guide the state Board of Directors on a variety of key issues and actions. Serving as an Officer is a chance to give back to the profession, support planners and planning across the state, and make planning a force for positive change.

State Chapter

APA-Washington is seeking candidates for the positions of Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

If you want more information about the duties and responsibilities of these positions, please review the Chapter’s bylaws, or feel free to contact our current board members holding those positions.

Sections within Washington State

Five Sections are also seeking people wanting to serve as officers:

  • Columbia Section: President, Treasurer
  • Puget Sound Section: President-Elect and Snohomish County Representative
  • Northwest Section: Secretary
  • Southwest Section: President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary
  • Peninsula Section: President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Kitsap County Representative, Jefferson County Representative, Mason County Representative

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of these positions, please contact the applicable Section president (listed on the Chapter’s Section webpage).

What Do You Need to Do Next?

If you are interested in being a candidate, here is one key date not to forget:

  • April 24        Deadline to Submit Nominations here

Note that candidates for the APA Washington board must be members in good standing with APA National at the time of their nomination and must have their primary place of residence, primary place of work, or both in Washington.

If you have any questions about the nominations or election process, please feel free to contact Nikole Coleman ([email protected]) or Chaz Bates ([email protected]).

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