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Volume XLII, Issue 10

February 10, 2023

                  Application Period Now is Open for the
                               APA College of Fellows

If you’ve been considering applying for election to the AICP College of Fellows, now is the time to let us know. Election to the College of Fellows is one of the highest honors that the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member.  

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                    2023 Civita Institute's Fellowship

The Civita Institute’s 2023 fellowship application period is now open, with applications due by March 12, 2023. Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend and housing for one month in one of the Institute’s residential apartments, located in the historic Italian hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio.

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                Going to Print: Washington By and By

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Washington By and By, the educational graphic novel about community planning in Washington state, is going to press, and the more copies we print, the less expensive each copy will be. 

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        2023 Annual Awards for Excellence in Planning

For the 37th year, the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA WA) and the Planning Association of Washington (PAW) will jointly honor outstanding contributions to the field of planning in Washington State. 

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                       2023 Conference Committee

If you are interested in participating in the 2023 conference committee, please reach out to Spokane Conference Chair Bill Grimes ([email protected]) or Nancy Eklund ([email protected]).


           Commerce Update on Collaborative Roadmap

A task force created by the Washington State Department of Commerce and convened in 2021 made 14 specific recommendations this year to the Washington Legislature on reforms to state statutes governing a range of issues including growth management, local project review and permitting, shorelines and annexations.

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                        In Memoriam: John Owen

John Owen passed away on January 30, marking the end of a career and a life that touched countless people, inspired many a planner, affected many places, and made Washington a better place. We give our deepest condolences to his wife, Joan, his daughters, Mary and Jennifer, and their families during this time. It's with a heavy heart that we say goodbye John, rest easy.

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                                    Trivia Question

Which city was the first to use City Beautiful principles?

A. Chicago
B. San Francisco
C. New Orleans
D. Savannah

*Find out the answer in the next issue


The answer to last trivia - B. (Freedom of Speech), C. (Regulations of Adult Entertainment)


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