Mark your calendar for fall forums and training events


The Washington State Department of Commerce, the Planning Association of Washington and the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association will host several regional Planner’s Forums this fall that provide the opportunity for planners, planning commissioners, elected officials, and community members to talk informally about local issues, to share ideas, and to receive updates from state and federal agencies whose work may create impacts to land use.  The Planners’ Forums also satisfy requirements for credentialed planners toward professional development through advanced-level presentations provided by professionals on an array of timely and relevant planning subjects. Registration is not necessary for this daytime training.

There will also be a Joint Advanced Short Course on planning on the eve of the Spokane conference. 

All of these events, including the Short Course, are free of charge.

The upcoming schedule is as follows:


Date:           Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
Time:           9:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Location:      Big Bend Community College
                   ATEC Bldg. #1800 (near library)
                   7662 Chanute St. NE
                   Moses Lake, WA 98837

Contact: Dee Caputo (509-389-1291)


Date:           Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Time:           9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Joyce Phillips (360-725-3045)


Date:           Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Time:           9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Contact: Matt Ojennus (360-725-4047)       

Joint Advanced Short Course - Hosted by the City of Spokane and APA Washington

Date:           Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
Time:           6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location:      The Davenport Hotel
                   10 S. Post St.
                   Spokane, WA 99201

Contact: (360-725-3064)