Bellevue Transit Center - East Link Station Area Tour

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 5:30 PM  
Where: Starting Location: Bellevue City Hall - Service First Desk (450 110th Ave NE, 1st Floor)

Want to find out what will happen around the upcoming Bellevue Transit Center - East Link station? Join YPG Puget Sound for a closer look!

City of Bellevue staff will present the City's latest planning efforts for changes associated with the Sound Transit East Link light rail extension, which will connect major population and employment centers on the Eastside with high quality and frequent transit service. After the presentation, City staff will lead a walking tour highlighting some of the key issues and opportunities for this project.

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Registration Now Open for 2015 AICP Exam Study Session!

AICP Exam Study Session - Saturday, March 21, 2015

Register now
 for the Chapter’s annual AICP Exam Study Session!

Saturday, March 21st
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

South Seattle Community College, Olympic 206
6000 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA  98106 

$30 (includes lunch)
Registration closes Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:59 p.m.

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February Newsletter Available

Read This Month's Issue Here

Flyer Available for Toolbox 2015 Series: February 19 Session

February 19: Bringing Equity into Your Plan - Toolbox 2015 Series

January Newsletter Available

Read This Month's Issue Here

APA Washington Members to Receive $100 Discount at LSI's SEPA/NEPA Seminar

For seminar information/registration, please visit the LSI website.

Contact the LSI office at 206-567-4490 or [email protected] to learn more about the APA Washington member discount.

2014 CMs & Presentations Available

View the 2014 Presentations Here

Short Course Newsletter Available

Short Course Newsletter Available

Sustainable Seattle: Setting the Stage for 2015

Sustainable Seattle
Blog post #1
November 18, 2014

Setting the Scene for 2015

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AWC Comprehensive Plan Resources: GMA Conversation Starters

GMA Conversation Starters

To support the comprehensive plan update process, the Association of Washington Cities has released a series of videos covering everything from planning roles and responsibilities, budget and economic development, to implementation and community engagement.  

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The Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation Trail Design Course

The Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) would like to make you aware of a unique professional development opportunity.
We are offering a 1.5-day Trail Design course from October 30-31, 2014 at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. This is a highly interactive course that includes classroom presentations and field tours, on bicycle, of some of the biggest trail challenges and best solutions in Portland. Professionals who are engaged in planning, designing or advocating for bicycle and pedestrian networks at the community or regional level are invited to attend.
Participants are encouraged to bring examples of trail challenges they are currently facing in their communities. Those who are tackling trail gaps, difficult crossings, or challenging connections to the on-street network can draw on the expertise of course instructors from Alta Planning + Design as we work as a group to examine issues, find precedents, and sketch out potential solutions.
The course will provide approximately 9 hours of training which equals 9 CMs (AICP) or 9 PDHs.
Please help us spread the word to your interested colleagues at the WA APA by creating an event post or including in an upcoming newsletter, and let me know if there is a more appropriate person for me to contact about future professional development opportunities.

If you're willing to tweet about this course, please feel free to use the following text:
Need some insight on connecting a bike trail network? @IBPI Trail Design workshop!

City of Olympia - Greening Capitol Way Invitation

As you may know, the City of Olympia’s “Greening Capitol Way” Project is well underway and we would like any interested WASLA members to participate. I’ve attached a flyer below.
There will be two main opportunities for involvement during the three-day design process:  an Introductory Open House on Monday, September 29, and a Final Presentation & Open House on Wednesday, October 1.  Both events will include an interactive format with no RSVP required. 
Any ASLA members who would like to learn more can contact Stacey Ray, the Project Lead, directly at:  
Stacey Ray, Associate Planner
Community Planning and Development
City of Olympia WA | PO Box 1967 | Olympia WA 98507-1967

Barbara Grace Award to Be Announced at the Spokane Conference

At the 2014 Annual Chapter Conference in Spokane, President Ivan Miller will present the Barbara Grace Award to a mid-level planner who has distinguished herself or himself with dedication to public service and professional accomplishment. These are the front-line, unsung planners in our agencies and firms who help "Make Great Communities Happen" and represent the future leadership of our profession. 

Colleagues offer tributes to Gabe Snedeker

Opportunity to Support Gabe's Family

Friends of the Snedekers have started a fundraiser for Sara and Ava to help with any unforseen costs that should arise since Gabe's passing. Gabe took great care of his family which I am sure is no surprise to anyone that knew him. This fundraiser is to focus on the costs that Sara will have over the next 2 years as she finishes her teaching degree and cares for their daughter. The site is

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Chapter office change of address

The chapter office is now located at 2150 N 107th St, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98133. Our email address, [email protected], and telephone number,206-682-7436, remain the same.

Design the Logo for APA National Conference

Calling all members with a keen graphic sense, students, and designers! APA Washington is seeking a design for the logo for the APA National Conference to be held in Seattle in 2015. Read all about it and apply by Wednesday, July 30.

Read more here.

2014 Joint APA/PAW Planning Awards Program: Celebrate Outstanding Planning!

For the 28th year, the Planning Association of Washington (Chris Branch, President) and American Planning Association Washington Chapter (Ivan Miller, President), are pleased to continue the tradition of the Annual Joint Planning Awards Program.

The awards program is intended to bring attention and deserved recognition to public and private sector planning efforts, as well as student projects in university planning programs. Nominations deadline has passed. Winners will be presented at the fall APA Washington conference to be held in Spokane on October 16 & 17, 2014.

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