Southwest Section


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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.

Upcoming Events | Bylaws | Strategic Plan | Board of Directors


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, January 13: Planner's Forum and Board Meeting
    Topic: "Let's Talk" — Outreach Process. Tools for effective public involvement from visualization to implementation.
    Location: WSDOT's SW Region HQ, Room 102
    11018 NE 51st Circle
    Vancouver, WA

  • Wednesday, February 5: Board Meeting

  • Saturday, February 8: Urban Activism Service Project w/ Friends of Trees
    Location: St. Luke's Episcopal, 426 Fourth Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA
    Time: 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    RSVP: Email Melissa at [email protected]

  • Thursday, March 19: Board Meeting and Social
    Location: Heathen Brewing Feral Public House, 1109 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660

  • Monday, April 13: Planner's Forum and Board Meeting
    Topic: Current/long-range planning nexus
    Location: Cowlitz County

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

  • Wednesday, June 3: Board Meeting
    Location: TBD

  • Saturday, June 20: Urban Activism Service Project

  • Monday, July 13: Planner's Forum and Board Meeting
    Topic: Emergency planning, city/county/state efforts
    Location: Skamania County

  • Thursday, August 20: Board Meeting and Social
    Location: TBD

  • Wednesday, September 2: Board Meeting

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

  • Monday, October 12: Planner's Forum
    Topic: Ethics — A Game Show!
    Location: Clark County

  • Wednesday, November 4: Board Meeting

  • Wednesday, December 2: Board Meeting

Also, keep up-to-date and connect with us on Facebook!

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
  Lindsey Cullums
Communications Officer Don Hardy
Legislative Liaison Brian Carrico