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Executive Board

President Chad Eiken, AICP City of Vancouver
Past-President Yorik Stevens-Wajda, AICP City of Everett
Vice President Judith Perez, AICP Southwest Regional Transportation Council, Clark County
Secretary Heather Wright, AICP City of Poulsbo 
Treasurer Nicholas Matz, AICP City of Normandy Park
President Elect (2024 election) TBD TBD
Columbia Section Erin Braich Benton Franklin COG
Inland Empire Section Amy Hilland Kootenai County
Northwest Section Katie Bunge (Co-President)
Brad Johnson (Co-President)
City of Burlington
Brad Johnson President Elect City of Burlington
Peninsula Section Larry Harala City of Tacoma
Puget Sound Section Manuel Soto, AICP, TDM-CP Toole Design
Southwest Section Melissa Johnston, AICP, CFM Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
South Sound Section Brad Medrud, AICP City of Tumwater 

Standing Committees

Annual Conference Nancy Ecklund, AICP City of Tukwila
Awards (Joint) Jonathan Kesler, AICP (PAW) City of Snoqualmie
Darby Galligan, AICP (APA) City of Bellingham
Communications Committee Ben Braudrick , AICP City of Port Angeles
Riya Debnath  WSP, Inc.
Community Planning Assistance Team Bob Bengford, AICP Makers, Inc.
Patrick Lynch, AICP Transpo Group
Continuing Education Justin Patterson   UW MURP Graduate Student
Conference Committee Emil King, AICP City of Bellevue
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Maren Murphy, AICP City of Spokane
Gwen Rousseau, AICP City of Bellevue
Legislative Committee Robin Probesting (Chair)
Chris Collier (Vice Chair)
Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO)
Chris Collier – Vice Chair Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO)
Membership Committee Annie Hindenlang, AICP  City of Seattle
Kirk Rappe, AICP
 City of Shoreline
Nominations Judith Perez, AICP  Regional Transportation Council SW Washington
Planning Official Development Officer Erin Ishizaki, AICP, AIA, LEEED, AP, ND  Mithun Architects 
Professional Development Officer Wayne Carlson, FAICP AHBL, Inc.
Scholarship Committee Co-chair: Kirk Rappe, AICP City of Lynnwood
Co-chair: Steve Butler, FAICP  MRSC
Tribal Committee Michael Cardwell, FAICP Quinault Indian Nation
Youth in Planning Steve Butler, FAICP MRSC
Gwen Rousseau, AICP

City of Bellevue

 Stephanie Velasco City of Seattle

Ad Hoc Committees

Sponsorship Program Riya Debnath, AICP  WSP, Inc.
Co-chair: Ryan Givens, AICP  
Climate and Sustainability Initiative  Co-chair: Paula Reeves, AICP  WA Dept. of Health 
Co-chair: Rishabh Ukil, AICP  Makers
Emerging Professionals Vacant  
FAICP Nominations Committee Leonard Bauer, FAICP  
Karen Wolf, FAICP  King County


Allied Professions Liaison Chris Comeau, FAICP-CTP Transpo Group
UW Professionals Council Representative Mandi Roberts  OTAK
EWU Faculty Representative Dr. Jason Scully Eastern Washington University
UW Faculty Representative Brandon Born University of Washington
Department of Urban Design & Planning
WWU Faculty Representative Paul Stangl Western Washington University
EWU Student Representative
UW Student Representative

Dalton Huey

University of Washington
WWU Student Representative
Jovie Anderson Western Washington University


APA National Task Force – WA APA Reps

APA National Task Force – WA APA Reps

Chris Comeau, FAICP-CTP Transpo Group
CPC EDI Task Force Nancy Eklund City of Tukwila
CPC Continuing Education Professional Development Nancy Eklund City of Tukwila