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Land Use Boot Camp #3 Spokane »

Submitted September 19th, 2016

Register TODAY for the Land Use Boot Camp #3 Spokane.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 2016 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM City Council Chambers.
Audience:PAW Land Use Boot Camp events are skill based courses for planning, administrative and legal professionals focusing on timely issues and include land use law and practice updates.  AICP CM and CLE credits available.

Cost: $65 for PAW Members $100 for Non-Members
Please note WCIA members are eligible for two reimbursed registrations per member. WCIA members must register and pay PAW first.  Then, after the Boot Camps reimbursement can be requested by going to this link prior to December 16, 2016.
Agenda: Click here

Thank you to our sponsors:

City of Spokane, Department of Commerce and WA Cities Insurance Authority.

PowerPoint Presentations

Land Use Case Law Update – Olbrechts and Associates, P.L.L.C.

Marijuana & Zoning – Megan Clark

Land Use Boot Camp #3 Power Point



Thanks for a Successful PAW 2016 Spring Conference! »

Submitted April 27th, 2016

Thanks to all who participated in the Planning Association of Washington’s 2016 conference, held on April 20-22 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Everett.  We heard from a number of attendees that the conference provided numerous educational and networking activities, including mobile workshops at the Boeing plant and Lynnwood city center, excursions to the Everett waterfront and Hibulb Cultural Center, an inspiring keynote address from Everett City Council Member Paul Roberts, and many informative track sessions.  Look to this website for updates on conference materials as we accumulate them.

Thanks also to our event sponsors, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Transportation.  PAW would not be able to offer high quality educational offerings like this without your support.

Next year’s conference in tentatively planned for early May in Chelan.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Planning Association of Washington Quarterly Newsletter »

Submitted October 15th, 2015

In 2015, the Planning Association of Washington unveiled its new periodic newsletter to provide updates on PAW activities for our membership and others who have an interest in our operations.  Take a look at the latest information regarding our upcoming spring conference, the 2016 Land Use Boot Camps, and the organization’s new membership program by viewing the PAW Newsletter for December 2015.  And, as always, if you have any comments on this new service from PAW, please give us your feedback.

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