Catch up on APA WA news!

Volume XLI, Issue 9

January 10, 2023

                                     Year in Review

The chapter's leadership had a busy year, an exciting one for the APA WA. The board of directors met in March, June, October, and December - about 12 hours of meetings. The executive committee of the board, which includes the chapter officers and section presidents, meets more frequently for timely oversight of the chapter's work: a few days before each board meeting and in each of the months that the full board didn't meet.

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Interested in Becoming AICP? The Chapter Can Help!

If you are thinking about becoming AICP, now is the time! The first thing you should do is to review APA’s guidance on 1) registering for the exam, 2) taking the exam, and 3) submitting your educational and professional experience to finalize your AICP membership. 

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Time to Consider Applying to the APA College of Fellows

Election to the College of Fellows is one of the highest honors that the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member. This honor recognizes the achievements of the professional who has made significant contributions to society and the field of planning. 

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The 2023 APA WA Spokane Conference is Coming!

The 2023 Conference will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel in the second week of October. We would like to form a committee of chapter members from across the state who have an interest in the many varied issues occurring in your communities. 

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Help Lead the APA-Washington Chapter into the Future!

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association has an opportunity for you to be on the Nominations Committee for 2023 to help the Chapter find new leadership to fill important roles on the WA APA Board. Your involvement will help guide the state Board of Directors on a variety of key issues and actions.

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Dave Anderson Honored as Outstanding Leader

Dave Andersen, Managing Director of Commerce's Growth Management Services, and APA Washington stalwart, was honored by Governor Jay Inslee as a recipient of an Outstanding Leadership Award. The program celebrates outstanding leadership, inclusive excellence and achievement. Congratulations Dave!


Chapter Board Adopts 2023 Budget

Your chapter's board of directors met on December 9 to consider and adopt a chapter budget for 2023. Overall, our finances are solid. The balance sheet stayed roughly steady during 2020 and 2021 and revenues outpaced expenditures in 2022.

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In Memoriam: Doug Pineo 1950–2022

Doug Pineo was employed by the Washington State Department of Ecology in the Eastern Regional Office of Spokane as an Environmental Specialist for the Shorelines Management Program, serving all of Eastern Washington's local jurisdictions.

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Trivia Question

Which of the following planning issues are concerned with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?

A. Takings
B. Freedom of Speech
C. Regulations of Adult Entertainment
D. Due Process

*Find out the answer in the next issue

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