City and small town land use, wind, shoreline
Community Involvement
We believe legal counsel better advise clients if they are involved in the community. Given this belief, since graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 2000, Susan Drummond has been actively involved in Washington's legal and planning community.


• Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Legislative Committee, 2010-2021

• NAIOP's Sustainable Development Committee, Board Member, 2009-2011

• Washington State Bar Association, Executive Committee, Environmental and Land Use Section, 2008-2010

• City of Seattle's Green Building Task Force (Mayoral Appointment), 2008/2009

• Climate Action Team's State Environmental Policy Act Implementation Working Group, Technical Committee, 2008/2009

• Steering Committee, Association of Washington Cities' Sustainable Communities Conference, 2007

• Steering Committee, Seattle Chamber of Commerce Leadership Conference on Sustainability, 2007

• NW Sustainable Energy for Economic Development Volunteer of the Year, 2003
• Washington's Housing Crisis, The Seminar Group, Co-Chair, 2018 and 2017

• Permitting Strategies for Large, Controversial Projects, The Seminar Group, Co-Chair, 2017

• SEPA & the Growth Management Hearings Board: The Year in Review, Law Seminars International, 2016 and 2015

• Washington State Department of Commerce, Short Course on Local Planning, 2015

• Washington's "SLAPP" Statute, Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys Spring Conference, 2014

• GMA and Other Planning Laws Reboot, Planning Directors' Conference, 2013

• Environmental Hearings Office Update, Washington State Bar Association Mid-Year Conference, 2011

• Sustainable Development & Green Building Seminar, The Seminar Group, Program Co-Chair, 2008-2011

• Ensuring Completion of Subdivision Improvements: Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys Fall Conference, Speaker, 2010

• The Land Use Tool-Kit: Plans, Codes, and Fees to Support Smart Urban Design and Neighborhood Planning: Community Energy — PNW Summit & Workshop, 2009

• Implications of Futurewise Case on Shorelines and Critical Areas: Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys Spring Conference, Speaker, 2009

• Recent Growth Management Act Decisions: UW School of Law Land Use Seminar, annually 2003-2008

• GMA Update Process: Washington Chapter of the APA, Speaker, 2004
Measure for Measure: The Recent Gilbert Decision and Municipal Sign Codes, Cityvision Magazine, July/August 2015

• Transportation and Land Use Chapter, Washington Real Property Deskbook Series Volume 5: Land Use Planning, 2016 and 2012

• How Business and Local Government Can Plan for and Benefit From the Perfect Storm in Climate Change and Municipal Land Use Planning, Washington State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law Newsletter, 2007

• Methods Local Jurisdictions Can Use to Encourage Development of their Wind Energy Resources, Washington State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law Newsletter, 2003