Inland Empire Section

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The Mission of the Inland Empire Section is to:

  • Advance sound planning practices based on ethical principles to help eastern Washington communities improve their quality of life and realize their goals;
  • Use a rational approach to building communities, strive for middle-ground and the de-escalation of conflict in civil discourse;
  • Promote ongoing professional education and awareness of planning and community issues by convening conferences, workshops, and discussion groups;
  • Advocate proactive planning for issues of local, regional, and state-wide importance
  • Encourage opportunities for networking and social gatherings within the region to improve professional communications;
  • Be actively involved in community service and coordinate with governmental entities, allied professionals, and other concerned groups; and
  • Provide input to city county, state, or regional level private or public entities on planning issues of unique interest to the Inland Empire Section membership. 

Our Vision is that the Inland Empire Section is looked to as a resource for professional input on matters of development and environmental concerns in our communities. Our members confidently participate (or, represent the profession) in sound planning efforts and engage in community service, educational enrichment and regional cooperation. 

Board of Directors | Bylaws | Board MeetingsSection Contact | Section Events | Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

Position Person Employer Position Exp. Date
President  Shauna Harshman City of Spokane October 2022
Vice President  Amanda Beck City of Spokane October 2022
Secretary  Kylee Jones

Spokane Regional 
Transportation Council

October 2022
Treasurer  Donna deBit City of Spokane October 2022
Professional Development Officer  Robert Brock, AICP

Spokane County
Building & Planning

October 2022
ASP Student Rep Tony Newton Eastern Washington
University - Urban
and Regional Planning
October 2022
EWU Faculty Rep Dr. Matt Anderson
Dr. Jason Scully
Eastern Washington
University - Urban
and Regional Planning
Past President  Mary May, AICP Community Frameworks N/A
Member-At-Large  Scott Kuhta, AICP WA Department of 
October 2022
Member-At-Large  Maren Murphy, AICP City of Spokane October 2022
Member-At-Large  Vacant    
Member-At-Large  Vacant    

Section Bylaws

The bylaws are the organizing and operating protocols for the Inland Empire Section.

Read the Inland Empire Bylaws

Section Board Meeting Information

Section Contact

Call Shauna Harshman
(541) 805-8034 or for any questions about APA-IES activities.


Mailing Address:

Inland Empire Section
APA Washington
P.O. Box 1138
Spokane, WA 99210-1138


Current AICP CM Training Opportunities:

AICP Law CM Credits
Law Review - APA Puget Sound Section, 2021, with Phil Olbrechts, 1.5 CM under CM #9220474
To view, first, go to the website below and register for the on-demand webinar:

AICP Ethics CM Credits

Ethics Cases of the Year- APA Ohio Chapter, 2020.
This recording is certified for 1.5 CM credit as event CM #9214027 through December 31, 2022.
Please follow the link below:

Community Volunteer Opportunities:

New Opportunities coming soon 

Past Events

2022 Annual Conference, October 11–13, 2022

Hilton Vancouver Washington | Vancouver, Washington 

Sovereignty Through Sustainability, April 26, 2022
EWU PUB | Cheney, Washington

2020 Annual Conference, November 5, 2020
Rising to the Moment | Virtual (via Zoom)

2019 Annual Conference, June 6-7
Elkins Resort | Priest Lake, Idaho


The Ethics of Transportation Planning and Design
The Politics of Housing
Healthy Disparities & the Role of the Built Environment
Transportation to Connect Your Whole Community