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RFP for PAW Administrative Services »

Submitted October 24th, 2014

The Planning Association of Washington (PAW) is requesting proposals for professional administrative services beginning in 2015.  PAW is a small non-profit organization with approximately 300 members who renew their dues every December/January.  We have an annual conference that brings in about 200 attendees over a three-day period.  The organization’s website is primarily populated by PAW board members.  The professional services requested are to support the administrative work of our small and scrappy organization.

Interested parties are asked to provide a proposal with itemized amounts by 5:00 p.m. on November 17, 2014 along with a cover letter, credentials, and references.  Please submit proposals in electronic form to Alex Wenger, PAW Treasurer, at awenger@cityofblaine.com.  The complete Request for Proposals can be found here: PAW RFP 2015.

Recap of the PAW 2014 Conference »

Submitted July 1st, 2014

The Planning Association of Washington held its 2014 conference at the Lynnwood Convention Center on April 9-11.  In keeping with the conference theme (“The Rising Tide: Preparing for Economic Resurgence”) the event provided a series of provocative sessions, an inspring keynote speech by Milenko Matanovic, engaging mobile workshops, the venerable Short Course on Local Planning, and plenty of opportunities for networking with colleagues.  The entire lineup of activities that was conducted at the convention center is listed in the Conference Program.  Thanks to everyone–including sponsors, conference planning team members, speakers, attendees, and convention center staff–for making this a highly successful conference.

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PAW Land Use Boot Camps »

Submitted August 2nd, 2013

Designed 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.  Cost: $65 for PAW members, $85 for non-members.

Wenatchee:  Coming in 2014–Watch for updates at this website

> Click here for more information and to register

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