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2015 PAW Conference: Save the Date! »

Submitted May 18th, 2015

The Planning Association of Washington is pleased to present its 2015 conference on October 6-8 at Campbell’s Resort in beautiful Chelan.  The theme for the event is “Celebrating Our Success; Building our Future!”  The conference will dually focus on examining 25 years of the Washington State Growth Management Act and preparing the next generation of land use professionals for the future.

We invite you to join us at the only full-scale state planning conference to be held in Washington this year.  Please mark your calendars, and watch this website for upcoming early bird registration opportunities and hotel information.

PAW Land Use Boot Camps »

Submitted March 16th, 2015

The Land Use Boot Camps were created by the Planning Association of Washington for planning professionals, attorneys, elected and appointed local government officials, citizen activists, and anyone else seeking a comprehensive understanding of the legal fundamentals involved in local land use permitting and planning.  Two successful Boot Camps were held this year in Sammamish and Yakima, and there is talk about holding another such training session later in 2015.  PAW members receive a price break for all of the events we sponsor, so please consider joining the organization today.  And watch for more updates at this website for upcoming Boot Camps in your area!

Planning Association of Washington Quarterly Newsletter »

Submitted March 14th, 2015

In 2015, the Planning Association of Washington unveiled its new quarterly newsletter to provide updates on PAW activities for our membership and others who have an interest in our operations.  Take a look at what’s up in our organization by viewing the PAW Newsletter for May 2015.  And, as always, if you have any comments on this new service from PAW, please give us your feedback.

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