Puget Sound Section

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Board of Directors

Past President  Karl Almgren, AICP  City of Lynnwood
President  Manuel Soto, AICP Toole Design
Communications  Melody Smith Sound Transit
Secretary  Cate Lee, AICP
City of Shoreline
Treasurer  Emma Del Vento, AICP  Port of Seattle
King County Representative  Nathan Chadwick, AICP Kimley-Horn
Pierce County Representative  Ryan Givens, AICP  Stantec
Snohomish County Representative  Mikaela Montemayor  Thomas James Homes
Student Representative  Maren Grunnet
University of Washington

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Upcoming Events

  • Puget Sound Section Holiday Party
    • When: Friday, January 5th, 2024 @ 5pm – 9pm
    • Where: Pub 70 (2801 Alaskan Wy, Seattle, WA 98121)
    • Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-puget-sound-section-holiday-party-tickets-780474940557?aff=oddtdtcreator
    • PSS Webinar: Planning Tools for Transforming Suburban Communities: Lessons Learned in the Puget Sound Area
      • When: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 @ 12pm – 1pm
      • Where: Online zoom link
      • Registration coming soon!
    • Transportation Equity in Washington Cities Webinar
        • When: March 2024
        • Where: Online zoom link
        • Registration and additional details coming soon!

Monthly Webinars and Recordings

The Puget Sound Section organizes and hosts periodic webinars covering a variety of topics. This is an opportunity to hear about planning efforts going on around the region and earn CM Credits while you're at it! You can access our recent webinar recordings and materials AT THIS LINK. Recent webinar topics included:

  • Brownfields Funding Support
  • Middle Housing Implementation
  • Ethics Cases of the Year
  • Recent Planning Law Decisions in Washington

Student Scholarship

The Puget Sound Section connects planning professions throughout the Snohomish, King, and Pierce County area. The Section's primary focus is to provide learning and networking opportunities to share information, ideas, and innovations to better our planning efforts. An annual scholarship is offered to students pursuing planning fields that are located within the tri-county area. If you are interested, please reach out to our Section Secretary, Cate Lee, for more details.