Volume XXXVI, Issue 3                                                                                                                         May 12, 2022      


President's Message

It's been a long and often lonely pandemic, and I'm thrilled to be writing this article from a national planning conference venue infused with energy,  camaraderie, and learning. I've been uplifted by fellow chapter presidents from around the country, inspired by speakers, and educated by colleagues and experts. 

Read the Full President's Message 

Congratulations to WA’s 3 New FAICP Inductees


From left to right: Linda Amato (2022), Paul Inghram (2020) Michael Cardwell (2022) & Chris Comeau (2022) Not pictured: Dee Caputo (2020)

On behalf of the WA FAICP Nominations Committee, we are thrilled to announce that Linda Amato, Michael Cardwell, and Chris Comeau were inducted as Fellows of the Institute of Certified Planners at the National Planning Conference in San Diego on May 1, 2022.

Read More About the New FAICP Inductees

Equity Policy Guide & Call for Delegates

If you haven't yet checked out the series of policy guides that APA has developed over the years, I highly recommend doing so. Policy guides provide APA’s positions on matters of principle to inform planning advocates and also offer best practices and inspiration for practicing planners to use in their work. 

Check Out APA's Policy Guides

Planning Survey

What to you is the value of planning? APA has launched an anonymous, all-member survey to learn how planners like you perceive your role in your community, the impact of your work, and your experiences working with local elected and appointed officials. This survey is part of a first-of-its-kind research initiative from APA and your responses will help shape much of APA National's approach to improving how we communicate the value of planning.  

Take the Survey

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

Nominate a colleague (after consulting with them) or nominate yourself.
Contribute more during your career as a Planner by being a part of WA APA and getting involved with the State Chapter or the Section in your region! Minimal commitment is required; however, the networking opportunities you will gain can have a true impact on your career.

Check Out the Timeline and Open Positions

APA WA 2022 Conference

2022 Fall Conference theme is “Keep Calm and Plan On”

This year’s APA WA 2022 Annual Conference conference will be in person at the Vancouver Hilton Convention Center October 11-13. The conference theme acknowledges that planners are having to navigate through a period of unprecedented change and societal discord while continuing to advance important issues and address the ever-changing needs of their communities.

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Upcoming Events

SW Webinar

Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

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American Planning Association, Washington Chapter

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