Please note: You will receive an invoice which includes instructions for payment. Payments must be received at least two weeks prior to the class date to secure your registration. Cancellations must also be received at least two weeks prior to be eligible for a refund.

POSTPONED-How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • Padilla Bay Reserve, Mount Vernon
  • 20


  • You will receive an auto-invoice after you register. Only checks are accepted at this time (no credit cards).

This practical, hands-on class is intended for local government personnel and consultants engaged in shoreline permitting activities. The class will take an in-depth look at the permit process and consider both procedural and substantive shoreline management issues. The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and Revised Code of Washington (RCW) will be reviewed. A permitting exercise will give attendees the opportunity to apply information they learned in the morning presentation and discussion. Afternoon sessions will focus on permitting issues and case studies related to Shoreline Master Programs updated per WAC Guidelines. This class is appropriate for both beginners and more experienced planners. (6.5 CM AICP Credits/ CEP Points)


Lunch is provided.


Misty Blair is the statewide Shoreline Management Policy Lead with the Washington State Department of Ecology. The Shoreline Management Policy Lead deals with complex shoreline management issues; researching, developing and implementing new shoreline planning policies, procedures and initiatives; coordinating shoreline planning and permitting activities to ensure statewide consistency; and providing technical support and guidance to SEA program planning staff statewide. Misty has been with Ecology for 5 years and previously worked in environmental planning/permitting for the City of Tacoma. She has a BS in environmental policy and land management from the University of California, Berkeley (2002).

Peter Katich is a Senior Planner for the City of Gig Harbor where he has managed the update of the City’s Shoreline Master Program in addition to working on a variety of current and long range planning projects. He was an Urban Planner  for the City of Tacoma for 31 years.

Rebecca Rothwell is the Regional Shorelands Technical and Regulatory Expert and represents the SEA Program in the development and review of statewide guidelines, policies, and regulations related to protecting and managing the state’s shorelands, wetlands, and related aquatic resources.  This includes technical assistance to local governments as well as providing higher-level guidance to internal and external staff related to shoreline management.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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