Start Date Time: 11/14/2017 5:00 PM

End Date Time: 11/14/2017 7:00 PM

Event Location: Lorenzo's Mexican Restaurant

2121 East College Way

Mount Vernon WASHINGTON 98273

United States

Join us for our Monthly Membership Meeting on November 14th from 5-7pm at Lorenzo's Mexican Restaurant in Mount Vernon!  It's TACO TUESDAY and Lorenzo's will be serving up a yummy buffet of tacos, enchiladas, rice, beans, chips and salsa!  Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.  We will have a guest speaker, Attorney and Assistant Planning Director for Skagit County, Ryan Walters.  His topic will be "Updates from the Skagit County Planning Department: permit process improvements and water availability."   If you work, live, build or do business in Skagit County, this is an event you won't want to miss!  Please RSVP by purchasing your tickets at the link below BEFORE NOVEMBER 10TH.  Bring plenty of business cards as the first hour will be eating dinner and networking!  

Ryan Walters Bio:

Ryan Walters is an attorney, land use planner, and elected official passionate about government transparency, efficiency, and digitization.

As Assistant Planning Director for Skagit County, Washington, Ryan leads a 25-person department as it updates the County's Comprehensive Plan, modernizes its development code, and transitions into performance management, digital records, online services, and social media.

As a fifth-generation resident and Anacortes City Councilmember, Ryan led the way to sustainable infrastructure spending, pushed for an all-new Comprehensive Plan, and spearheaded a complete rewrite of the City's land use and civil enforcement code.

For almost nine years, Ryan served as deputy prosecuting attorney for Skagit County, providing legal advice to the county planning department and Board of County Commissioners, resolving the County's last remaining cases before the Growth Management Hearings Board, representing local hospitals in civil commitment hearings, and prosecuting a variety of misdemeanors.

awards

  • Skagit Land Trust Community Engagement Volunteer of the Year, 2015

professional associations

  • American Planning Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

education

  • JD, University of California—Davis, 2005
  • BA, University of Rochester, 2002
  • Anacortes High School, 1998
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