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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

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 Board of Directors

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

Conference Call-Instructions: (513) 386-0000. Participant Access Code: 1024669#  | Meeting ID: 897 0811 9740
Passcode: 027346 | Meeting on Zoom
Executive Board email: [email protected]

Position Name Position Expiration Date
President Sam Rubin, AICP October 31, 2023
President-Elect Melissa Johnston, AICP October 31, 2023
Immediate Past President Judith Perez, AICP  
Treasurer Ethan Spoo, AICP October 31, 2023
Secretary Emily Lutz October 31, 2023
Clark County Representative Jenna Kay October 31, 2023
Cowlitz County Representative Jason Lugo October 31, 2023
Skamania County Representative Alan Peters, AICP October 31, 2023
Professional Development Co-Chair Nick Fazio October 31, 2023
Professional Development Co-Chair Claire Lust  October 31, 2023
Communications Chair Mark Person, AICP October 31, 2023
Legislative Liaison Brian Carrico October 31, 2023


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.
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Jan 19 / 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Quarterly Forum

Zoom: Please Register

Agenda and Registration:

Feb 1 / 5 p.m.

Board Meeting

Zoom Meeting ID: 897 0811 9740 Passcode: 027346

Feb 4 / 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Urban Activism & Social

Ridgefield: Horn’s Corner Park and Taps Beer Reserve

Join us in Ridgefield! Plant trees with the Watershed Alliance at Horn’s Corner, Ridgefield’s newest park followed by lunch at Taps Beer Reserve. Appetizers and a drink compliments of the SW WA APA.

Please register:

Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2022 2021
January | View Minutes January 6, 2021 | View Minutes
February | View Minutes  February 3, 2021 | View Minutes
March | View Minutes  March 3, 2021 | View Minutes
April | View Minutes  April 7, 2021 | View Minutes
May | View Minutes May 5, 2021 | View Minutes
June |  View Minutes June 2, 2021 | View Minutes
July | View Minutes  July 7, 2021 | View Minutes
August | View Minutes  August 4, 2021 | View Minutes
September | View Minutes  September 1, 2021 | View Minutes
October | View Minutes  October 6, 2021 | View Minutes
November | View Minutes  November 3,2021 | View Minutes
December | View Minutes  December 1, 2021 | View 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.