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


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Spring 2005

Section Bylaws

The bylaws are the organizing and operating protocols for the SW Section.  View section 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#.

President Amanda Smeller City of Woodland
(360) 225-1048
President-Elect Sarah Fox City of Camas
(360) 817-1562 ext. 4269
Immediate Past-President Gary Albrecht Clark County
(360) 397-2280 ext. 4318
Treasurer Larry Vasquez City of Vancouver
(360) 487-7811
Secretary Erin Erdman City of Battle Ground
(360) 342-5044
Clark County Representative Gary Albrecht Clark County
(360) 397-2280 ext. 4318
Cowlitz County Representative Sam Rubin Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments
(360) 577-3041
Skamania County Representative Ben Shumaker City of Skamania
(509) 427-5970
Education Coordinator Sarah Fox City of Camas
(360) 817-1562 ext. 4269
Professional Development Officer Matt Hermen Clark County
(360) 397-2375 ext. 4343
Communications Officer Don Hardy BergerABAM
(360) 823-6115
Legislative Liaison Brian Carrico BergerABAM
(360) 823-6122