Catch up on APA WA news!

November/December 2021 Volume XXXV, Issue 6

December 21, 2021

Local Climate Response – Building Resiliency and Adapting to Impacts

January 12, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join in with SW WA APA planners for some in-person urban activism!

January 17, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Looking for interesting learning opportunities? Check out the APA Washington Events Calendar or the chapter’s Facebook page for upcoming planning-related events and activities!

APA WA Job Board

Explore careers in planning on the APA WA Job Board. Hiring? Post a job!

Connect on Social Media


President's Update

Chapter President, Yorik Stevens-Wajda, AICP

I hope everyone had a pleasant fall and was able to enjoy the brilliant colors, holiday decorations, and maybe even a wildlife migration in your corner of our beautiful state.

Read the Full President's Update

APA WA Fall 2021 Conference a Success!

This year’s Washington APA planning conference was held jointly with the Oregon APA Chapter from October 13-15 and was once again entirely online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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The Road (to Washington’s Future) Goes Ever On

APA Washington has supported and been deeply involved in all three phases of The Road Map to Washington’s Future, a multi-year, multi-party collaborative effort funded by the Legislature. The focus of all three phases has been to build consensus on legislation to improve and update the state’s growth policy framework of state laws, institutions, regional and local policies.

Check Out the Road Map


WWU student to receive 2021 APA Washington Scholarship

The APA Washington Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Western Washington University selected an undergraduate student, Malene Garcia, to receive one of the APA Washington’s 2021 scholarship awards.

Read About Malene

Legislative Committee Update – Reviewing the Code

The Department of Commerce initiated the first sweeping update to its chapters of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) since 2010.

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Peninsula Section Fall Forum Report

The Peninsula Section held an educational forum on October 21, 2021, with two speakers:

Chris Comeau, Transportation Planner for Bellingham Public Works Engineering

Jade Aguilar, Director of Research Equity at ECONorthwest

Presentation & recording are available now

Learn More and Watch the Recording 

Interested in submitting an article for the next newsletter? Contact the APA WA Communications Committee; Laura Benjamin and Ben Braudrick at [email protected].

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