Leila Willoughby-Oakes

Leila Willoughby-Oakes is a City Planner working just south of Seattle, Washington and lives in the Rainier Valley. She received an Urban and Regional Planning degree from Waterloo and completed a Master of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. She has gained local government and consulting experience in Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland, and Labrador, and Washington State concentrating in public policy, land development, and corporate administration. In 2013 she completed an award winning waterfront community engagement project on sea level rise while working for the Town of Qualicum Beach.
Last week, the Planning Association of Washington (PAW) hosted their annual conference, which gathered a wide range of disciplines in planning like land use, transportation, architecture, and urban design. Sessions included topics like practical implementation of I-502, climate change initiatives (district energy projects and action plans), and communities preparing for northbound...