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The 30th Annual Comprehensive Conference on Washington’s

Growth Management Act

Current topics of heightened interest including affordable housing and climate change

November 16 & 17, 2023

Live via Interactive Online Broadcast

As a value-added bonus, you'll receive access to downloadable audio and video recordings at no additional charge.

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Program Overview

What to Look Forward to

~ Legislative update: The most Significant GMA reforms in over two decades

~ The new relationship between GMA and SEPA

~ The creation and evolution of GMA over time: Have we come full circle?

~ Case Law Update

~ Department of Commerce legislative implementation

~ Comprehensive Plan revisions: What local governments will need to address

~ Requirements for sovereign-to-sovereign Tribal consultation

~ Concurrency requirements

~ Impact on current plans and actions for addressing the housing problem

~ Climate resiliency as a new planning requirement

~ GMA Case Study: Sea Tac tapped out

~ GMA Case Study: Economic development in rural areas

~ GMA Case Study: Wildfire planning

~ Legal ethics

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Faculty Bios

Jessica M. Clawson, Jessica M. Clawson, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at McCullough Hill Leary. She works with private developers on land use and permitting issues throughout the state of Washington, with a specific focus on complex projects within complicated urban jurisdictions.

Kim Adams Pratt, Kim Adams Pratt, Program Co-Chair, is the founder of Madrona Law Group and focuses on municipal, land use, and real estate law. She has extensive experience with the Growth Management Act, Shoreline Management Act, and the State Environmental Policy Act, and partners with mayors, city staff and city councils to draft ordinances that are compliant with these statutes and represent the city's desired policy.

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