City of Blaine hires two new planners

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The city of Blaine recently hired two new community planners, who will assist the city with guiding and regulating community growth and development, enhancing quality of life, promoting distinctive neighborhoods and a thriving downtown, regulating construction and managing park and recreation facilities.

Allison Tompkins,

Community Planner I

Allison Tompkins earned her bachelor’s degree in urban planning and sustainable development at Western Washington University (WWU), and has completed internships with both Skagit County and Ferndale working on setback reforms, downtown revitalization and administrative land use permit processing.

She also contributed to the state’s “Roadmap to Washington’s Future” project by evaluating the effectiveness of the Growth Management Act in achieving its stated goals. Tompkins has many years of customer service experience, and looks forward to serving city of Blaine customers at the front counter and in the field.

Stacy Clauson,

Community Planner II

Stacy Clauson earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in environmental policy and geography from WWU, and has over 15 years of experience working as a public sector planner in the Pacific Northwest. She has administered ministerial, quasi-judicial and legislative projects in both Oregon and Washington, and was the planning director for Junction City.

Clauson contributed to the development of an award-winning storytelling map for the Samish Indian Nation, and has managed millions of dollars in grants for the Washington State Department of Transportation. She has worked with numerous boards, elected officials and commissions. She looks forward to helping city of Blaine customers, and helping the planning commission complete great projects for the city.

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