Inland Empire Section

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The Inland Empire Section serves professional planners in eastern Washington and northern Idaho and provides professional development, advocacy, networking, and community service.

Board of Directors | Section Events | Section Contact | Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

President  Mary May, AICP
Vice President  Shauna Harshman
Secretary  Nathan Gwinn, AICP
Treasurer  Benjamin A. Serr, MURP
Professional Development Officer  Chaz Bates, AICP
ASP Student Rep Kelley Dolan
EWU Faculty Rep Dr. Kerry Brooks
Past President  Dave Andersen AICP
Member-At-Large  Donna deBit
Member-At-Large  Sabrina Minshall, AICP
Member-At-Large  Robert Brock, AICP
Member-At-Large  Kylee Jones

Rising Planner Scholarship

The scholarship Committee is accepting applications until November 7, 2020. 

Download the Flyer and Application

Upcoming Events

Hot Topic Discussion: Empowered Participation:30 PM — Planners & Civic Engagement, October 15, 2020 | 4:30 PM
View the Flyer for More Details

2020 Annual Conference, November 5, 2020
Rising to the Moment | Virtual (via Zoom)
Program and Registration

Past Events

Hot Topic Discussion: Planning for Equity, August 13, 2020 | 5:30 PM
View the flyer for more details.

Strong Towns: A Bottom-up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, September 10, 2019
Spokane, WA

2019 Education Series: Grant Writing Boot Camp with Dr. Bev Browning - September 26
Spokane Valley, WA

2019 Annual Conference - June 6-7
Elkins Resort | Priest Lake, Idaho


The Ethics of Transportation Planning and Design
The Politics of Housing
Healthy Disparities & the Role of the Built Environment
Transportation to Connect Your Whole Community

Community Volunteer Opportunities: (with social distancing)

Spokane Food Fighters: Various
Volunteers pick up and deliver premade meals to families in need from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in Spokane, WA. Register as a volunteer and they will contact you.

Second Harvest Food: Various
Volunteers will help sort food or Thursday mornings load cars with boxes of food for the Bite 2 Go distribution program. Volunteers can sign up as a group or individually for two hours blocks of time. See online calendar for dates, times and number of spaces that are still open.

Salvation Army Food Bank – Food Prep: Various|
Volunteers pull food from shelves and sort requested items into boxes. Volunteers can also help with sweeping, moping, and sanitizing.

Latinos en Spokane: No scheduled events, but register to be updated
Volunteers can help support citizen in various ways. Please see website for more details.

Section Contact

Call (509)720-5335 or for any questions about APA-IES activities.


Mailing Address:

Inland Empire Section
APA Washington
P.O. Box 1138
Spokane, WA 99210-1138