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Board of Directors

Past President  Brandon Gonzalez, AICP Alta Planning + Design
President  Karl Almgren, AICP   City of Lynnwood
President-Elect  Vacant  - 
Secretary  Vacant  - 
Treasurer  Emma Del Vento, AICP  Port of Seattle
King County Representative  Anthony Avery, AICP, CNU-A City of Bellevue
Pierce County Representative  Ryan Givens, AICP  Stantec
Snohomish County Representative  Mikaela Montemayor  Thomas James Homes
APA YPG Representative  Joshua Janet Urbal Architecture
Student Representative  Charlotte Hevly  University of Washington

Puget Sound Section Moves Email Blasts to MailChimp

Are you interested in receiving information about upcoming networking events and the latest in planning news from the Puget Sound Section? The Puget Sound Section is moving its email blast to a new platform – MailChimp. Using MailChimp, you will be able to manage your notifications for events and have access to our planning calendar.

We are also excited to roll out our new activities program “Planning Activity & Continuing Education Series” or “PLACES” for short, which will replace the former Brown Brag program. PLACES will offer more variety and frequency in planning events around the region. Be sure to look for additional communication as we roll out the new PLACES program early next year.

Information will also be provided on the Puget Sound Section webpage and occasionally through the Advise, as space is available. We are hoping this new platform will keep our members up to date and informed on activities happening through both the Puget Sound Section and Young Planners Group. 

YPG Puget Sound

YPG Puget Sound is a professional venue where young planners can meet with their peers to network, learn, have fun and connect with mentors. For more information, including upcoming events, please visit our website. To join YPG's contact list, ask questions, or otherwise get involved, please email us.


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Student Scholarship

The Puget Sound Section connects planning professions throughout the Snohomish, King, and Pierce County area. The Section's primary focus is to provide learning and networking opportunities to share information, ideas, and innovations to better our planning efforts. An annual scholarship is offered to students pursuing planning fields that are located within the tri-county area.

Monthly Webinars

PSS hosts a free webinar once per month covering a variety of topics. This is an opportunity to hear about planning efforts going on around the region and earn few CM Credits while you're at it. 


PSS has traditionally held special events including the EPIC Conference, Holiday Party, and Volunteer Work Parties. Due to Covid-19, these events are being temporarily replaced with virtual and socially distant options.