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.  

Board Bylaws | Events

Board of Directors

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 Executive Committee members are as follows:

President Larry Harala
President-Elect   VACANT
Secretary  Jennifer Sutton
Treasurer  Marla Powers
Kitsap County Rep.  Jennifer Cannon
Clallam County Rep.  Zach Trevino
Mason County Rep.  Marissa Watson
Jefferson County Rep.  VACANT


The Section Bylaws were updated in June 2021.

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.


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 Christy Carr.

Past Events

Regional Planners’ Forums: Peninsula Section APA, Washington State Department of Commerce and the Planning Association of Washington collaboratively present the Regional Planners’ Forums. Agendas are available via the Commerce webpage

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