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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

Board of Directors | Bylaws Get Updates | Events | Strategic Plan 

 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets for a conference call on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:00 PM PT.

Executive Board email: [email protected] for login instructions.

Professional Development Co-Chair Claire Lust Alec Egurrola October 31, 2024

Position Name Position Expiration Date
President Melissa Johnston, AICP October 31, 2024
President-Elect Claire Lust October 31, 2024
Immediate Past President Sam Rubin, AICP  
Treasurer Ethan Spoo, AICP October 31, 2024
Secretary Drew Helmes October 31, 2024
Clark County Representative Jenna Kay October 31, 2024
Cowlitz County Representative Jason Lugo October 31, 2024
Skamania County Representative Mandy Hertel October 31, 2024
Clark County Representative Jenna Kay, AICP October 31, 2024
Professional Development Co-Chair Alec Egurrola October 31, 2024
Professional Development Co-Chair Adam Trimble October 31, 2024
Communications Chair Mark Person, AICP October 31, 2024
Legislative Liaison Brian Carrico October 31, 2024

 


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

Get Updates 

Subscribe to the SW WA APA listserv to receive a quarterly newsletter and notices for upcoming events.
To join, send an email to: [email protected]  and like us on Facebook


Events:

In 2024, most professional development and social events will be held on third Thursdays. Email [email protected] to join the mailing list for event invitations and details.

Date/Time

Event

Location

Feb 29 / 12 p.m - 1 p.m

Lunch and Learn

Topic: SW WA APA Lunch and Learn: Design Review and Form-based Codes

This lunch & learn topic is on design review and form-based codes at a local and regional level. We will have two speakers presenting at the event with follow-up discussion and Q&A.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86485092574


Meeting ID: 864 8509 2574

Passcode: 123972

Feb 15 / 5:30 p.m.

Social

February 15 social will start at 5:30 PM at Tap Union Freehouse, 1300 Washington Street, Vancouver WA,

https://www.tapunionfreehouse.com/

Jan 25 / 12-1 p.m

Oregon APA Webinar

"Integrating Health Impacts in Transportation Planning." Speakers are Kelly Rodgers from Streetsmart Planning and Josh Roll from ODOT. Details and registration are at this link: https://oregon.planning.org/events/eventsingle/9282444/. 

Mar 21 / noon -1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Learn

 TBD
April 18 / 9 a.m.- noon

SW Planners Spring Forum

 TBD

Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2023
January | View Minutes
March | View Minutes 
April | View Minutes 
May | View Minutes

 

View 2021–2022 Board Minutes 

Online Training and Resources

Have a look at these free Online Training and Resources document. For additional trainings check out our YouTube Channel with recorded trainings.


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.