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The Southwest Section is committed to promoting sound planning practices based on ethical principles to help the community improve its quality of life, realize its goals, and secure its future.

SW Section Statement on Racial Equity and Inclusion

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  • RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20 - Thursday, March 19: Board Meeting and Social

  • Location: Heathen Brewing Feral Public House, 1109 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660

  • CANCELED See our Online Training and Resources list - Wednesday, April 8: Planner's Forum and Board Meeting
    Topic: Current/long-range planning nexus
    Location: Cowlitz County

  • CANCELED - Thursday, May 28: Board Meeting and Social
    Activity: Couvecycle

  • Wednesday, June 3: Board Meeting
    Location: TBD

  • Saturday, June 20: Urban Activism Service Project

  • Wednesday, August 12: Planner's Forum and Board Meeting
    Topic: Emergency planning, city/county/state efforts
    Location: Skamania County

  • Thursday, August 20: Board Meeting and Social
    Location: Heathen Brewing Feral Public House, 1109 Washington St., Vancouver, WA 98660

  • Wednesday, September 2: Board Meeting

  • Saturday, September 19: Urban Activism Service Project
    Location: TBD

  • Wednesday, October 28: Planner's Forum
    Topic: Ethics — A Game Show!
    Location: Clark County

  • Wednesday, November 4: Board Meeting

  • Wednesday, December 2: Board Meeting

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Section Bylaws

The bylaws are the organizing and operating protocols for the SW Section. The most recent version was unanimously voted for approval on July 18, 2018.

Read the Southwest Chapter Bylaws

Strategic Plan

The Southwest Section exists to support our members, to advance the planning profession and to make communities great. The Strategic Plan includes prioritized goals, strategies and actions items to be accomplished over a two-year period.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets for a conference call on the third Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. except for January, April, July, and October when the Board meets at 12 noon at the SW Planners Forum (location varies).

Conference Call-Instructions: (513) 386-0000. Participant Access Code: 1024669#.
Executive Board email: [email protected]

President Judith Perez, AICP
President-Elect Sam Rubin, AICP
Immediate Past President Sarah Fox, AICP
Treasurer Jocelyn Cross
Secretary Melissa Johnston
Clark County Representative Jenna Kay
Cowlitz County Representative Jason Lugo
Skamania County Representative Alan Peters, AICP
Professional Development Chairs Nick Fazio
  Logan Cullums
Communications Officer Don Hardy
Legislative Liaison Brian Carrico