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May/June 2021 Volume XXXV, Issue 3

June 08, 2021

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President's Message

Chapter President, Nancy Eklund, AICP

Now that so many of us are getting vaccinated, we are starting to indulge the urge to come together again.  After so many months of being isolated from each other, a sense of relief and normalcy is starting to replace our anxiety and wariness about others.  It will take a long time before we return to how we lived before, if we ever do but, at least, after so long, there is palpable hope and excitement about the future again.

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2021 Planning Awards Program

Call for Nominations

The Joint APA WA and PAW 2021 Awards Program is accepting applications through June 11th.

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Great Places Program – On Hold

The Great Places program will be coming back in 2022

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Planner Spotlight: Karen Wolf, FAICP

Karen Wolf is retiring after more than 30 years of working on regional land use projects in King County to implement the Washington State Growth Management Act.

Karen Wolf, FAICP, is a Sr. Policy Analyst in the King County Office of Performance, Strategy, and...

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Growth Management Act Reform: Past, Present, and Future

Read about the Updating Washington's Growth Policy Framework, how this work influenced the 2021 Legislative Session, and next steps for reviewing the Growth Management Act.

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Planning and Developing Broadband in Washington State

Paula Reeves, AICP, APA Legislative Committee Chair

Learn more about these grants and other Public Works Board updates, including a statewide broadband planning survey happening now.

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PODC 2021: Survey Results are IN!

Dee Caputo, FAICP

Check out the new Planning Officials Development webpage

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From Silos to Values: Why We Need New E's

Michael Hintze, AICP

APA WA Transportation Planning Division Liaison

Most people working in transportation planning and design professions are very familiar with the E’s –Engineering, Education, and Enforcement– that have served as the three pillars of transportation policy, strategy, and funding for at least the past 40 years.

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AICP's Superpower: The AICP Code of Ethics

AICP Event June 9

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Green Mountain PRD and Master Plan

Olson Engineering, Inc.

Learn more about the Green Mountain Planned Residential Development, a 283-acre, multi-phased, mixed-use master plan with an array of compatible residential and commercial uses located just outside downtown Camas.

Interested in submitting an article for the next newsletter? Contact the APA WA Communications Committee, Laura Benjamin and Andrea Harris-Long, at [email protected].

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