APA Washington Seeking Candidates for Executive Offices and Sections Offices

By Paula Reeves, AICP CTP
APA Washington President-Elect

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association is seeking candidates for the offices of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These positions generally require a minimum of a two-year commitment and take office in November 2015.

Four sections are also seeking people wanting to serve as officers:

  • Columbia Section—President elect
  • Northwest Section—President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
  • Peninsula Section—President elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Kitsap Co. Representative, Mason Co. Representative, Clallam Co. Representative, Jefferson Co. Representative
  • Puget Sound Section—President elect, Snohomish County Representative 

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of these positions, contact the Section officers (listed on the APA Washington website). 

Serving in these roles is an extremely rewarding opportunity to make a contribution to the planning profession in Washington. Chapter and Section Officers help guide the state Board of Directors on a variety of key issues and actions. Serving as an Officer is a chance to give back to the profession, support planners and planning across the state, and make planning a force for positive change.  

For additional information about the duties of these positions, please visit the APA Washington website at: http://www.washington-apa.org/bylaws

Candidates for the Washington APA board must be members in good standing of APA National at the time of their nomination and must have their primary place of residence, primary place of work, or both in Washington.

If you are interested in being a candidate for the offices of Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or serving as a Section Officer, please contact the Chapter office before close of business on Monday, June 15th, 2015:

APA Washington
2150 N. 107th St., Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98133-9009
Phone: 206-367-8704
Fax: 206-367-8777
Email: [email protected]

You can also contact currently serving Board members who are listed on the website.

Candidate information will be needed by July 15. Ballots will be prepared by July 31 and chapter voting will occur in August. Candidates will be notified of the election results in September. The new officers will begin serving on the Board on November 1, 2015.

Return to May issue of The Washington Planner