Peninsula Section

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The Peninsula Section of the Washington Chapter of the APA was formed in 1993 and includes the area covered by Clallam, Jefferson, Mason and Kitsap Counties.  

The purpose of the Section is to: 

  1. Perform as a section of the Chapter pursuant to Chapter Bylaws;
  2. Provide members local/regional expression of APA purposes and objectives;
  3. Provide a local/regional vehicle for APA members involvement in the affairs of the APA;
  4. Advance the art and science of planning;
  5. Encourage the exchange of planning information and experience;
  6. Generally function as a professional planners organization; and
  7. Coordinate and cooperate with governmental entities, allied professions, other planning/environmentally concerned groups.

The benefits to members include: 

  1. Communication with other Section planners to stay abreast of current events and activities throughout the Section;
  2. Training and education related to topics of interest to the Planning professional;
  3. Communication and information related to the Chapter’s legislative initiatives; briefing on recent Hearing Board and Court decisions;
  4. Staying current on AICP credit requirements by sponsoring training and courses that earn AICP credits, and
  5. Of course, socially interacting with our peers is also a welcome benefit of the quarterly meetings.

Bylaws

The Section Bylaws were updated in December 2014.

Meetings

The Executive Committee generally holds meetings in association with the quarterly Planners Forums. Announcements for additional meetings will be posted here. All are welcome to attend. The Executive Committee is continually planning future activities. Your input is appreciated either at meetings or by email to Secretary Suzanne Wassmer.

Past Events

2015 Conference - September 25, 2015
Schedule at a Glance

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2015 Presentations:
Joint Land Use Study
Demographic Assessment
Professional Planning Ethics
Planning for Climate Change
Successfully Approaching Administrative Appeals 

2014 Conference Notes

Items of Interest

2015 Peninsula Section Survey Results

Executive Committee

The Peninsula Section Executive Committee organizes section activities, such as quarterly Planners Forums and the Annual Conference, and the President serves as a liaison to the APA Washington Board. The 2016-2017 Executive Committee members are as follows:

President Judy Surber  City of Port Townsend
jsurber@cityofpt.us
President-Elect    This position is currently vacant
Secretary Suzanne Wassmer City of Port Townsend
swassmer@cityofpt.us
Treasurer Susan Bergen Architects Without Borders
susandbergen@gmail.com
Kitsap County Rep. Christy Carr City of Bainbridge Island
ccarr@bainbridgewa.gov
Clallam County Rep. Benjamin Braudrick City of Port Angeles
bbraudri@cityofpa.us
Mason County Rep.   This position is currently vacant
Jefferson County Rep. Joel Peterson Jefferson County
jpeterson@co.jefferson.wa.us

Elections

Elections were held in September 2015. Terms are for two years. If you have any questions about the challenge and satisfaction of serving on the Executive Committee, please contact any member of the Executive Committee for insight.