Mark D. Kulaas, FAICP

Mark Kulaas has achieved planning success throughout a career set in difficult political environments. His leadership has brought success to first-time planning processes for communities and updates of plans long neglected. Mark builds trust through respect for participants and honest discussion of policy and regulatory choices. He effectively advocates for the rural jurisdictions he represents before larger agencies, influencing decisions that have brought change appropriate to place and time. Mark's work, particularly in north central Washington State, has advanced planning by challenging inaction and mediocrity to help citizens create futures that truly reflect long-term community values. Inducted 2012.