Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
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116 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

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Katie Sultani-Wright (House & Hospitality Chair)
ASCE Seattle Section 


ASCE Seattle Section Meeting
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Please join us for the first meeting of the 2017-18 season!
The Seattle Section is excited to announce the first of our upcoming 2017-18 program speakers! We kick off the season with a topic that will be of interest to all section members: "The Puget Sound Region: Growth and Opportunity," presented by Ben Bakkenta of the Puget Sound Regional Council.  Please join us for a fun evening with friends and colleagues!  

The Puget Sound Region: Growth and Opportunity
Ben Bakkenta
Senior Program Manager-Regional Planning
Puget Sound Regional Council

The Puget Sound region is experiencing rapid population and job growth – literally changing the face of the region. What does this growth look like, what are its implications, and what do the people of the region think about what’s happening? This talk will explore the current data, plans the region has to address growth, and information related the thoughts and values of the public. 

About the Speaker
Ben Bakkenta, AICP is Senior Program Manager for Regional Planning at the Puget Sound Regional Council, where he specializes in long-range planning and policy, and managing initiatives designed to implement the central Puget Sound region’s adopted growth and transportation plans through public engagement, research, and collaborative decision making. Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington.

Event Information
5:30 Social Hour
6:00 Dinner
6:30 Program

$45 ($40 early bird) for General Admission
$20 ($15 early bird) for students, and free agents

Early bird rates end after Wednesday, September 6. 
Registration closes Sunday, September 10.

Dinner will be a buffet chosen by Mirabella’s Chef, to include 2 entrees, 1 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 salad, dinner rolls and dessert.

There is parking available on the street or in nearby parking lots (no parking available at Mirabella).  There is construction happening in the area, so parking options are more limited. This parking map from SDOT may help you plan your trip.    

Special accommodations for meals are available upon request. If you have any food allergies or require special accommodations, please contact Katie Sultani-Wright (kvswright@glosten.com) or enter information during registration.

Attendees must preregister; there will be no on-site registration. Contact the House and Hospitality Committee to make other payment arrangements.