College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners

Congratulations to Paul Inghram and Dee Caputo - Named FAICP!

Two Washington planners, Paul Inghram and Dee Caputo, have been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Paul and Dee were nominated by the Washington Chapter APA after being recommended by the Chapter’s FAICP Nominating Committee. 

Paul is the Director of Growth Management at the Puget Sound Regional Council. He was also Comprehensive Planning Manager for the City of Bellevue, and served many Washington communities as a planning consultant. He has long been a leader in Central Puget Sound regional growth management planning, most recently in the development and implementation of VISION 2050. He led numerous ground-breaking planning processes for transit-oriented development and transformation of auto-oriented suburban corridors, and innovative guidance for critical areas and shoreline planning. Paul was AICP President and an APA Board member, and served on numerous other APA and Washington Chapter boards and committees including Local Host Co-Chair for the National Planning Conference in Seattle in 2015.

Dee is currently enjoying retirement. She served as a planner and planning director of Adams County, and as a long-time planner for the Washington Department of Commerce’s Growth Management Services Program. Among her many contributions to planning in Washington are her key roles in coordinating the Short Course on Local Planning and the Eastern Washington Regional Planners Forum. She also served on numerous boards and committees for the Planning Association of Washington, Washington Chapter APA, and Western Planning Resources.

Induction to the AICP College of Fellows is the highest honor the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member. Fellows are nominated and selected by their peers to recognize and honor their outstanding contributions as a professional planner. The outcomes of their individual efforts left demonstrably significant and transformational improvements to the field of planning and the communities they served.

A big thank you to the FAICP Nominating Committee members, who considered numerous strong Washington candidates for nomination. Nominations are considered every two years. Potential candidates will next be considered for nomination by the Committee beginning in June 2021.

Paul and Dee - congratulations on this well-deserved recognition of your accomplishments and contributions to the planning profession!

Karen Wolf, FAICP and Leonard Bauer, FAICP

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