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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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April 1-30, 2021 | Earth Month EcoChallenge
Get to know your fellow planners better and celebrate Earth Month by joining our APA EcoChallenge team! Each teammate chooses their our personal environmental goals and then we’ll compete together with other organizations in this online challenge. Join any time during April.

Sign Up to Participate in the EcoChallenge


May 13, 2021 | Quarterly Planner’s Forum
Time: 9:00 am (Logon opens at 8:30 am)
Topic: Looks Good! Visual Tools for Planners
Complete the Zoom Registration.

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Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

May 5, 2021 | View Minutes

April 7, 2021 | View Minutes

March 3, 2021 | View Minutes

February 3, 2021 | View Minutes

January 6, 2021 | View Minutes

Online Training and Resources

Online Training and Resources

Get Updates 

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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 first 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#  | Meeting ID: 897 0811 9740
Passcode: 027346 | Meeting on Zoom
Executive Board email: [email protected]

Position Name Position Expiration Date
President Judith Perez, AICP October 31, 2021
President-Elect Sam Rubin, AICP October 31, 2021
Immediate Past President Sarah Fox, AICP  
Treasurer Jocelyn Cross October 31, 2021
Secretary Melissa Johnston, AICP Candidate October 31, 2021
Clark County Representative Jenna Kay October 31, 2023
Cowlitz County Representative Jason Lugo October 31, 2023
Skamania County Representative Alan Peters, AICP October 31, 2023
Professional Development Co-Chair Nick Fazio October 31, 2023
Professional Development Co-Chair Claire Lust  October 31, 2023
Communications Chair Mark Person, AICP October 31, 2023
Legislative Liaison Brian Carrico October 31, 2023