January/February 2020 President's Message

Nancy Eklund, AICP
Chapter President

The year has started off with a flurry of activity and there is SO much to do! Here are a few points I want to share with you (or ask of you!):

  • First: Have you reviewed, or updated, your APA profile recently? Help the Chapter stay in touch – review your data! Update to your APA Profile
  • Planning for the Joint Oregon/Washington Conference in Vancouver, WA, continues and the call for sessions will be out soon! Give some thought to what information you’d like to share with your peers!
  • Other Board activities:
    • The Legislative Committee is hard at work (see that report in this newsletter).
    • The Sections are also very busy planning educational and social events for their members. Watch the newsletter and APA website for updates.
    • Speaking of the website, we are embarking on an effort to streamline, consolidate, and standardize the Chapter website. We have a lot of old and out of date information that needs to be gleaned from the site in favor of current information – stay tuned!
    • Professional Development – I am happy to report that Nikole Coleman, AICP, and Wayne Carlson, FAICP, will be taking over the Professional Development Officer roles as Chair and Co-chair. Look for great things to happen in the future! See also the column on the upcoming AICP Exam Prep Session, and the AICP Exam Scholarship.

That’s it for now!

Nancy Eklund, AICP ([email protected])


AICP EXAM – Study Prep Course

The Chapter is offering its annual AICP Exam Prep session on Saturday, March 28th, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Online Registration will be available on the Chapter website soon.  

Chapter Reduced Exam Fee Scholarship

The Chapter is able to offer several scholarships to take the exam. Individuals applying to sit for the exam receive the reduced rate of $145 (combined $70 application and $75 exam fee, if approved) and previously approved AICP applicants receive the rate of $75 (exam fee only). See the AICP page of the Chapter website for the application.

New AICP Members in Washington APA

Seven Washington APA Chapter members recently passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam, and another four members passed the exam and became AICP Candidates. Be sure to congratulate them on this professional and personal achievement!

New AICP Members

New AICP Candidate Members

Noah Boggess, AICP

Emily Adams, AICP Candidate

Matt Covert, AICP

Anthony De Simone, AICP Candidate

Ian Crozier, AICP

Lee Ann Ryan, AICP Candidate

Joshua Kubitza, AICP

Meredith Sampson, AICP Candidate

Bianca Popescu, AICP


Ryan Stewart, AICP


Samantha Thomas, AICP



Question? Contact Nancy Eklund, AICP ([email protected], 206/850-1779) – she will coordinate with the new Professional Development officers.

Nancy Eklund, AICP ([email protected])

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