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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

  • Holiday Happy Hour: December 19 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Join our SW Section for holiday cheer at Trusty Brewing Company (114 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98660). 

  • SW WA Planners Forum: January 23rd  9:00 – 12:00 p.m.  This Planners' Forum is specifically catered to help you stay updated on Planning Law and Ethics so if you need your CMs this a great FREE opportunity. 
    • The law panel will include esteemed Judge Scott Collier (Superior Court); Christine Cook (Clark County, Senior Deputy Prosecutor) and Chad Eiken (City of Vancouver Community Development Director)
    • The ethics session will be presented by Michael Davolio, AICP (Senior Planner/Project Manager CREA Affiliates)
    • Location:  Clark County Elections Office (1408 Franklin Street, Room 226). 

  • General Membership Meeting: January 23, 2019 12:00 p.m. - Following the SW WA Planners Forum (Location to be announced.) Lunch will be provided to those who join us!

  • Executive Board Meetings
    • December 19 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Olson Engineering, 222 E Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver). Please join us for happy hour after the meeting at the Trusty Brewing Company, 114 E Evergreen Blvd.
    • January 23 (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) following the Regional Planners Forum. (Location TBD)
    • February 20th 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. conference call

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.

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
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