Volume XXXVI, Issue 2 April 04, 2022

Presidents Message

Another month and another surprise turn, at least to me, in the pandemic's progression. This time (as of this writing and with fingers crossed), it appears to be for the better. There is talk in the air, and there are examples on the ground, of in-person public meetings, staff social events, and frantic searches for passwords and remotes for the conference room audio/video equipment.

Read the Full President's Message

Need A Walk?   
Visit Mukilteo’s Waterfront!

The City of Mukilteo and Washington State Ferries were excited to open the new ferry terminal in December 2020. This site was a $187 million facility and was inspired based on Native architecture and interior artwork, energy-efficient, and seismically sound building design.

Explore the Waterfront

68th State Legislative Session Summary

The 68th State Legislative Session has come to a close and we wanted to provide a few highlights and next steps. You may have weighed in on APA Washington Legislative Priorities in our annual member survey conducted last summer. We have held tightly to these priorities and reviewed a record 25 bills providing testimony, support, and comment letters on over a dozen of them. 

Read the Full Legislative Session Summary

Looking for a Summer Intern?

Don’t forget that advertisements for intern positions are free on the APA Washington Job Announcements page!


What? The AICP Code was Updated?

Did you know the AICP Code of Ethics has been updated? 

In order to improve the accessibility of the AICP credential to more planners, APA has made some changes to the AICP exam application process. 

Learn More About the Update

2022 Planning Awards Program Call for Nominations 

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-WA) and the Planning Association of Washington (PAW) are pleased to announce the 2022 Awards Program.

Submit A Nomination

Call for Nominations
APA WA Chapter & Section Leadership Positions

Please consider becoming more active in WA APA by nominating yourself -- or someone you know – for an APA WA Section or Chapter position.  It’s a lot of fun and you get to meet and work with your planner peers from across the state! 

Check Out the Timeline and Open Positions

APA WA 2022 Conference 

The 2022 WA-APA Conference Committee has started to meet to plan the APA WA 2022 Annual Conference, which will be held in person in Vancouver this October 12-13.

The conference theme and call for sessions will be announced soon (start thinking about the session/s you want to propose!!).

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More than 30 open positions are currently posted on the Job Board!

Explore Careers


NEW! Post opportunities for planning student interns at no charge!

Post a Job


We welcome your involvement in APA Washington's committees.

Get Involved

Interested in submitting an article for the next newsletter?

Contact the APA WA Communications Committee! Email Laura Benjamin and Ben Braudrick at [email protected].

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