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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Jason Boal

Urban Planner
Snell & Wilmer

Jason Boal is a certified planner (AICP) with the law firm Snell & Wilmer. Previously, he was the Deputy Director of Development Services for Ada County, Idaho. Prior to that, he was the Planning and Building director in Teton County, Idaho and Victor City, Idaho. He also worked as a planner in Latah County, Idaho and Heber City, Utah. Jason taught land use courses as an adjunct professor at both Boise State University and the University of Idaho. He has served in several positions of leadership for APA Idaho and APA Utah, most recently as the Awards Committee Chair. Jason received a bachelor’s of science studying geographic information systems from BYU and a master’s of science in Bioregional Planning and Community Design from the University of Idaho.


2024 Legislative Update »

2024 Spring Conference, May 10, 2024 8:15 am

One of these things is not like the others... in the national push for zoning reform and housing affordability, Utah's legislative efforts were different this year from those of other states. Wilf Sommerkorn, Jason Boal, and Scott Hess will explain, and bring up to date all this year's land use related legislation.

Public and Private Sector Planners Working Together—Panel Discussion »

2023 Fall Conference, September 28, 2023 4:00 pm

A panel discussion about how public and private sector planners can work better together in the government land use planning process. Get the perspective from the private sector planners on issues and timelines they face when working with local and county governments and planning departments. Get the perspective of the local planners and the difficulties of balancing multiple interests while promoting best planning practices. Hear ideas from panelists and audience about ways to address some of these issues to work towards a good final product and mutual benefit.

Awards Lunch »

2023 Fall Conference, September 28, 2023 12:15 pm

Financing the Future – How PID’s can Work for your Community »

2022 Fall Conference, September 9, 2022 2:30 pm

Is your community using all the tools available to finance public infrastructure? We invite you to come and listen to those who have experience creating, using and managing Public Infrastructure Districts. This session will provide valuable insight into why some communities find PID’s vital to their growth as a community, what are the hurdles in creating PID’s and what are the resources available to educate your elected officials and community members about this tool. Perspectives from local communities, the finance industry and development industry will be share in the robust review and conversation about PID’s.

Where you can succeed as a planner with your skills »

2022 Fall Conference, September 8, 2022 3:30 pm

Robert A. Heinlein, an American science fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and naval officer is credited with saying - “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Does this same approach hold true in the Planning profession? In this session we will discuss the skills Planners possess and how they can position themselves for success in a such a diverse profession.

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