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The Southwest Section is committed to promoting sound planning practices based on ethical principles to help the community improve its quality of life, realize its goals, and secure its future.

SW Section Statement on Racial Equity and Inclusion

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Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

November 4, 2020 | 5:00 PM (PT)
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Online Training and Resources

In lieu of our Spring Forum, our education chairs compiled this list of online training resources. Topics include COVID-19, virtual outreach, and AICP credit opportunities.

Online Training and Resources

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Section Bylaws

The bylaws are the organizing and operating protocols for the SW Section. The most recent version was unanimously voted for approval on July 18, 2018.

Read the Southwest Chapter Bylaws

Strategic Plan

The Southwest Section exists to support our members, to advance the planning profession and to make communities great. The Strategic Plan includes prioritized goals, strategies and actions items to be accomplished over a two-year period.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets for a conference call on the third Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. except for January, April, July, and October when the Board meets at 12 noon at the SW Planners Forum (location varies).

Conference Call-Instructions: (513) 386-0000. Participant Access Code: 1024669#.
Executive Board email: [email protected]

President Judith Perez, AICP
President-Elect Sam Rubin, AICP
Immediate Past President Sarah Fox, AICP
Treasurer Jocelyn Cross
Secretary Melissa Johnston
Clark County Representative Jenna Kay
Cowlitz County Representative Jason Lugo
Skamania County Representative Alan Peters, AICP
Professional Development Chairs Nick Fazio
Communications Officer Don Hardy
Legislative Liaison Brian Carrico