APA Washington
Read the June 2015 issue of The Washington Planner
Read the May 2015 issue of The Washington Planner
Please see our AICP webpage for more details regarding the exam.

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 5:30 PM  
Where: Starting Location: Bellevue City Hall - Service First Desk (450 110th Ave NE, 1st Floor)

Want to find out what will happen around the upcoming Bellevue Transit Center - East Link station? Join YPG Puget Sound for a closer look!

City of Bellevue staff will present the City's latest planning efforts for changes associated with the Sound Transit East Link light rail extension, which will connect major population and employment centers on the Eastside with high quality and frequent transit service. After the presentation, City staff will lead a walking tour highlighting some of the key issues and opportunities for this project.

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AICP Exam Study Session - Saturday, March 21, 2015

Register now
 for the Chapter’s annual AICP Exam Study Session!

Saturday, March 21st
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

South Seattle Community College, Olympic 206
6000 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA  98106 

$30 (includes lunch)
Registration closes Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:59 p.m.

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For seminar information/registration, please visit the LSI website.

Contact the LSI office at 206-567-4490 or registrar@lawseminars.com to learn more about the APA Washington member discount.

Sustainable Seattle
Blog post #1
November 18, 2014

Setting the Scene for 2015

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GMA Conversation Starters

To support the comprehensive plan update process, the Association of Washington Cities has released a series of videos covering everything from planning roles and responsibilities, budget and economic development, to implementation and community engagement.  

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The Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) would like to make you aware of a unique professional development opportunity.
We are offering a 1.5-day Trail Design course from October 30-31, 2014 at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. This is a highly interactive course that includes classroom presentations and field tours, on bicycle, of some of the biggest trail challenges and best solutions in Portland. Professionals who are engaged in planning, designing or advocating for bicycle and pedestrian networks at the community or regional level are invited to attend.
Participants are encouraged to bring examples of trail challenges they are currently facing in their communities. Those who are tackling trail gaps, difficult crossings, or challenging connections to the on-street network can draw on the expertise of course instructors from Alta Planning + Design as we work as a group to examine issues, find precedents, and sketch out potential solutions.
The course will provide approximately 9 hours of training which equals 9 CMs (AICP) or 9 PDHs.
Please help us spread the word to your interested colleagues at the WA APA by creating an event post or including in an upcoming newsletter, and let me know if there is a more appropriate person for me to contact about future professional development opportunities.

If you're willing to tweet about this course, please feel free to use the following text:
Need some insight on connecting a bike trail network? @IBPI Trail Design workshop! http://goo.gl/6NEE63
As you may know, the City of Olympia’s “Greening Capitol Way” Project is well underway and we would like any interested WASLA members to participate. I’ve attached a flyer below.
There will be two main opportunities for involvement during the three-day design process:  an Introductory Open House on Monday, September 29, and a Final Presentation & Open House on Wednesday, October 1.  Both events will include an interactive format with no RSVP required. 
Any ASLA members who would like to learn more can contact Stacey Ray, the Project Lead, directly at:  
Stacey Ray, Associate Planner
Community Planning and Development
City of Olympia WA | PO Box 1967 | Olympia WA 98507-1967
At the 2014 Annual Chapter Conference in Spokane, President Ivan Miller will present the Barbara Grace Award to a mid-level planner who has distinguished herself or himself with dedication to public service and professional accomplishment. These are the front-line, unsung planners in our agencies and firms who help "Make Great Communities Happen" and represent the future leadership of our profession. 

Opportunity to Support Gabe's Family

Friends of the Snedekers have started a fundraiser for Sara and Ava to help with any unforseen costs that should arise since Gabe's passing. Gabe took great care of his family which I am sure is no surprise to anyone that knew him. This fundraiser is to focus on the costs that Sara will have over the next 2 years as she finishes her teaching degree and cares for their daughter. The site is www.gofundme.com/cimu7o.

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