Board of Directors

APA Washington Board

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Executive Board

President Nancy Eklund, AICP


Vice President Denise Lathrop, AICP City of Des Moines 
Secretary Dinah Reed, CFM Yakima County 
Treasurer Al Torrico Toll Brothers
Past President Rick Sepler, AICP City of Bellingham 
Columbia Section Ardele Steele, AICP City of Zillah
Inland Empire Section Mary May, AICP  
Northwest Section Meredith Penny Island County
Peninsula Section Ben Braudrick City of Port Angeles
Puget Sound Section Brandon Gonzalez Alta Planning
Southwest Section Judith Perez, AICP WSDOT SW Region 
South Sound Section Grant Beck City of Yelm

Standing Committees

Awards (APA) Darby Cowles, AICP City of Bellingham
Awards (PAW) Jonathan Kesler City of Ellensburg 
Bill Proposal  VACANT   
Communications Dinah Reed, CFM

Yakima County

Community Planning Assistance Team Bob Bengford, AICP MAKERS, Inc.
Patrick Lynch, AICP Transpo Group
Continuing Education Nikole Coleman, AICP City of Poulsbo
Diversity Committee Paula Reeves, AICP, CTP Department of Health
Legislative Committee Yorik Stevens-Wajda  
Esther Larsen  
Membership Committee  Geoff Appel, AICP AECOM
Membership Committee  VACANT  
Planning Official Development Officer VACANT  
Professional Development Officer VACANT  
Scholarship Committee  Wells Williams


Kirk Rappe 

City of Lynnwood

Tribal Planning Michael Cardwell, AICP  
Youth in Planning Steve Butler, FAICP MRSC
Gwen Rousseau, AICP City of Belleuve

Ad Hoc Committees

Nominations VACANT  
Bill Proposal VACANT  
Youth in Planning Steve Butler, FAICP MRSC
Gwen Rousseau City of Bellevue
Sponsorship Program VACANT  
Climate and Sustainability Initiative VACANT  
Emerging Professionals VACANT  
FAICP Nominations Committee Karen Wolf, FAICP
Leonard Bauer, FAICP

King County

Ex Officio

Allied Professions Liaison Hiller West Island County
EWU Faculty Representative Kerry Brooks Eastern Washington University
Dept of Planning & Public Administration
UW Faculty Representative Branden Born University of Washington
Department of Urban Design & Planning
WWU Faculty Representative Paul Stangl Western Washington University
UW Student Representative
EWU Student Representative
WWU Student Representative
Nick Schmeck Skagit County
UW Professionals Council Representative Paul Inghram, AICP Puget Sound Regional Council

Past Board Meetings