Housing Solutions: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe 

Session 8A | Thursday | 2:30 – 3:45 PM PT

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About the Session

Panel presentation and discussion on the results and implications of the award-winning Jamestown S'Klallam Tribes Housing Solutions and how the project determined the demand, need, preferences, housing products, alternative site capabilities, development concepts, and an action plan to address the needs for four target populations.

About the Moderator

Tom Beckwith, FAICP
Beckwith Consulting Group

Tom is the principal of the Beckwith Consulting Group based in La Conner and provided consultant management for the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal project. He recently completed housing action plans for Poulsbo, Sequim, Port Angeles, Colville, Whatcom County, and the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe involving public surveys, detailed need assessments, market trends and capabilities, alternative housing designs and development concepts including "missing middle" and modular solutions, form-based code zoning regulations, pro forma feasibilities, and financial implementation strategies including joint ventures. Tom's plans and projects have one of the highest implementation rates in the consulting industry and have been recognized with 48 awards. Tom has a Master's in Urban Planning from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with minors in Architecture and Economics from the University of Oregon.

About the Speakers

Linda Brenner, MS
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe

Linda is the Social & Community Services Planner for the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe located in Blyn and managed the Housing Solutions project for the Tribe. She previously worked as a Project Manager/Planner for the Chickaloon Native Village, as the Community Development Director for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, as a Behavioral Health Counselor/Teacher working with at-risk youth for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, and as a Counselor for a variety of nonprofits working with individuals with physical and mental health challenges in Palmer, Alaska before relocating to Sequim. Linda has a Master of Science in Vocational Education from the University of Alaska and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Park Management with an emphasis on Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Oregon.

Julie Blazek, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC®
HKP Architects

Julie Blazek is a Partner at HKP whose strategic and holistic approach to the design and construction process leads to context-driven, function-focused, uplifting architecture. Her design work has received numerous awards from the AIA Northwest Washington and, for the Twin Lakes Landing affordable housing project, national recognition from the National Association of Home Builders. Julie received her architectural degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Certificate in Design Firm Leadership and Management from the University of Washington. As a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), she is determined to bring Passive House high-performance building technology and design to the mainstream.

Eric Scott, PE
TerraVista NW Consulting Engineers

Eric is the principal in TerraVista NW Consulting Engineers located in Arlington and provided the utility development concepts for the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Housing Solutions project. He has 25 years of experience in stormwater engineering for transportation and public improvement projects, including flexible streets designed to accommodate public gatherings as well as projects incorporating low-impact and sustainable initiatives. His work includes developing cost-effective utility and stormwater solutions. Eric has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University at Chico.

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