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How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (PST)
  • Padilla Bay Reserve, Mt. Vernon
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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.

Joe Burcar is a senior shoreline planner with the Department of Ecology. He previously worked for Island County, the City of Tacoma, and WA-State Fish & Wildlife. He graduated from Western Washington University in 1997, earned a certificate in GIS from Green River Community College, and completed a master's degree from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington in 2011.

Nicole Faghin is a Coastal Management Specialist at Washington Sea Grant. She is a trained land use and environmental planner and lawyer specializing in waterfront planning issues. Nicole is a frequent lecturer for the Coastal Training Program and on the CTP Advisory Group. She has also taught courses at the UW Seattle Urban Planning Program, UW Tacoma Urban Studies Program, and has been a guest lecturer at the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

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.

Betty Renkor is a senior shorelines planner with the Department of Ecology, Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program.  Betty works on Ecology's guidance for Shoreline Master Program updates, including the SMP Handbook and website. She also  assists with SMA policy issues and training. She has worked in environmental and land use planning for local governments and a consulting firm.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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