The 2016 APA-WA Election Results Are In! 

By Steve Butler FAICP, Nominations Committee Chair

The Washington Chapter recently held an election for the President-Elect position, as well as for open positions for several Sections (Columbia, Inland Empire, and Puget Sound). The Chapter used National APA’s consolidated voting process, with the final results having been tallied and certified in early September. Without further ado, here are the election results:

APA-WA Chapter

I am happy to report that Rick Sepler, AICP has been elected the Chapter’s President-Elect. Rick will serve one year in that position, two years as President, and the fourth year as Immediate Past President. I want to thank Dan Stroh for agreeing to run for the President-Elect position. We were lucky to have two, very qualified candidates for this important position.


The Sections’ election results are as follows:

  • Columbia: Ardele Steele, AICP, CFM was elected President, with Barbara Baker, AICP selected as Treasurer.
  • Inland Empire: Dave Anderson, AICP as President; Mary May, AICP as Vice President; Nathan Gwinn as Secretary; and Benjamin Serr as Treasurer. In addition, the following were elected as At-Large Board Members—Donna DeBit; Ryan Hughes, AICP; Sev Jones; and Kathleen Watson.
  • Puget Sound: Elizabeth Paige Schuck as Secretary and Sonja Burseth as Treasurer.

A big round of applause is due to everyone who ran for office this year. I also want to thank the Chapter’s Nominations Committee (Laura Benjamin, Chad Eiken, and Ivan Miller) who assisted me with the nominations and election process.

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