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Thanks to All for Making the Planning Association of Washington Conference a Big Success! »

Submitted April 14th, 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.  Keep watching this website for more information about this and other educational opportunities offered by the Planning Association of Washington.

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

Seventh Annual Cultural Resource Protection Summit »

Submitted May 23rd, 2013

The Seventh Annual Cultural Resource Protection Summit is scheduled for May 21-22, 2014 at Suquamish Tribe’s House of Awakened Culture.  Registration is now open and sponsorships are available!  With a theme of “Bridging Policy and Practice,” the 2014 Cultural Resource Protection Summit marks the seventh anniversary of our gathering.  Since its inception, the primary goal in organizing the annual Summit has been to facilitate amongst all affected parties an open, frank discussion about the intersection between cultural resources and land use.  The Summit is designed to promote collaborative cultural resource planning as an effective means of finding resolution to issues before they escalate into emotionally-charged, divisive, and expensive stalemates or law suits.

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