Puget Sound Section
Puget Sound Section APA Holiday Party
Plan now to come mingle with fellow planners and partake in holiday cheer, at the annual Puget Sound Section holiday party! There will be hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar, and a fun wine raffle. If you are visiting form out of town, please join us. Significant others and friends are welcome. Proceeds will support the Young Planners Group Puget Sound and other Puget Sound Section programs.
Date: December 12th, 2013
Location: El Gaucho (2505 First Avenue, Seattle). There are lots of transit options for getting to and from this great Belltown location!
Cost: $10 per person, $5 for students
We look forward to seeing you!
Elections for 2013 Puget Sound Section Board and Young Planners (YPG) of Puget Sound
It is once again time to refill our ranks and hold elections for the Puget Sound Section Board. This year there were only openings for President-elect and Snohomish County Representative. After an extensive campaign to encourage participation in the PSS Board, the current nominees are unopposed. Pursuant to the bylaws an election is still required and we appreciate your time to complete the survey sent to you via email. The board hopes that there will be more interest in open positions during the 2014 elections.
The ballot also contains nominations for positions on the YPG Board. Please participate in the YPG election only if you meet the following qualifications: you are a Washington Chapter of APA (WA APA) member whose addresses of record are within the Puget sound Section area and meet one of the three following Group requirements:
- members must be under thirty-five (35) years of age,
- have less than 5 years of ‘experience’ in the field, or
- be a student currently enrolled in a planning or planning-related program.
2013 PLANNING LAW CONFERENCE CM CREDITS APPROVED
Certification Maintenance Credits have been posted for the Washington Law Conference 2013 - New Innovations and Avenues for Planners that was held on May 15, 2013 in Bellevue, WA Login to your APA account at http://www.planning.org and search by Washington State. The event number is 24198. Thank you for everyone who participated and attended the conference this year. We appreciate your patience as the Puget Sound Section Board worked with National APA to get the CM credits approved.
Call for nominations to serve on the Puget Sound Section Board or the Young Planners Group (YPG) board Deadline: June 28, 2013
The Puget Sound Section is actively seeking nominations for these board positions.
- President-Elect (2 year term, with subsequent terms as President and Past President)
- Snohomish County Representative (2 year term)
Thanks for your interest!
Young Planners Group (YPG) Puget Sound is looking for a few good planners to serve on our board. We are holding elections concurrent with the Puget Sound Section. Eligible candidates live in the Puget Sound and include planners who are under age 35, are planning students, or are professionals with less than 5 years of experience in the field.
To learn more about YPG Puget Sound please check out our website here.
The following positions are open:
- Vice President (2 year term)
- Secretary (2 year term)
- Treasurer (2 year term)
- King County Representative (1 year term)
- Pierce County Representative (1 year term)
- Snohomish County Representative (1 year term)
Look for out for your ballot
This year's election will be conducted electronically with on-line ballots. A link to the ballot will be e-mailed directly to each member of the Puget Sound Section. It's important that all members register their current e-mail address on the National APA website to ensure receipt of the on-line ballot: http://www.planning.org/. Watch your in-box for the ballot!
Application Period for YPG Mentorship Program is June 15-30!
This is an amazing opportunity for planners just coming out of school, early in their career, or those with experience who are either unemployed, under-employed, or simply seeking career advice. Ten applicants will be selected and paired with mentors for a nine month program. The program is designed to build mentee-mentor relationships and provide participants the opportunity to tailor their experience to meet individual goals and objectives. Pairs will meet once a month, these meetings may include coffee or lunch, job shadows, sitting in on professional events, attending networking sessions, resume reviews, and mock interviews.
The mentors for the program are: Rebecca Ableman, Planning Director, City of Lake Stevens; Susan Cezar, Deputy Director of Community Development, City of Sammamish; John Davies, Owner, RTC Transportation Consulting; Richard Hart, Community Development Director, City of Covington; Mark Hinshaw, Director of Urban Design, LMN Architects; Corbitt Loch, Deputy Director of Community Development, City of Lynnwood; Barb Mock, Planning and Technology Division Manager, Snohomish County; Deborah Munkberg, Partner, Studio 3MW LLP; Richard Weinman, Owner, Weinman Consulting; Clay White, Planning Director, Snohomish County.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to build your network and advance your career!
YPG Puget Sound
YPG Puget Sound is a professional venue where young planners can meet with their peers to network, learn, have fun and connect with mentors. For more information, including upcoming events, please visit our website. To join YPG's contact list, ask questions, or otherwise get involved, please email us.
2012 EPIC (Ethics, Policy & Informational Conference)
APA Puget Sound Section has made available the PowerPoint files from the 2012 Epic Conference. Stay tuned for an update on the status of AICP credits.