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

  • Planners Forum and General Membership Meeting October 30  (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
    Location: Fort Vancouver, Red Cross Building (605 Barnes St., Vancouver, WA 98661)
    Membership meeting will follow the forum, so please join us for good food and a discussion on upcoming events.
  • Monthly Executive Board Meetings
    • August 21 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (Conference Call)
    • September 18 4:30 pm  5:30 pm at Tap Union (1300 Washington St #200, Vancouver, WA 98660)
    • October 30 12:00 pm  1:00 pm (Location TBD) Will follow the planners forum and be combined with a general membership 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 Sarah Fox, AICP
City of Camas
(360) 817-1562 ext. 4269
[email protected]
President-Elect Judith Perez

(360) 905-2053
[email protected]

Immediate Past-President Amanda Smeller  
Treasurer Jocelyn Cross Olson Engineering
(360) 695-1385
[email protected]
Secretary Sam Rubin BergerABAM
(360) 823-6115
[email protected]
Clark County Representative Jenna Kay

Clark County
(360) 397-2280  
[email protected]

Cowlitz County Representative

Jason Lugo 

 Cowlitz County 

360-577-3052 xt. 6677 
[email protected]

Skamania County Representative Ben Shumaker City of Skamania
(509) 427-5970
[email protected]
Professional Development Chair

Nick Fazio

Cowlitz County
360-577-3052 x6664
[email protected]

Communications Officer Don Hardy BergerABAM
(360) 823-6115
[email protected]
Legislative Liaison Brian Carrico BergerABAM
(360) 823-6122
[email protected]