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Making the Switch to Paperless Permitting

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
12 PM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $35 - training scholarships available (see below)
Credits: CM (see below)


Registration closes Monday, May 31 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording.

Webinar Overview

Ever wondered what it would take to start paperless permitting in your jurisdiction? Or perhaps you are already doing some electronic plan review but would like to know how other jurisdictions are undertaking this effort? This webinar features speakers from Washington State local governments discussing these questions.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will cover how agencies can move to paperless permitting, including tackling some of the following hot topics:

  • How to get buy-in at your jurisdiction
  • How paperless permitting can improve customer service
  • Best practices in transitioning to paperless permitting (e.g., hardware/software, archiving)
  • Best practices in reviewing electronic plans

Who Should Attend?

  • Planners, plans examiners, building officials, permit technicians, appointed and elected officials, and other people involved/interested in the local development review process.


  • Samantha Loyuk, Senior Planner, City of Kenmore Development Services Department. Samantha has over 10 years of planning and permitting experience at the City of Kenmore and prior to this, worked four years at the City of Seattle. At Kenmore she reviews building permits and land use applications for compliance with zoning code, critical areas ordinance, shoreline management plan, SEPA, etc, and acts as a lead staff member for TRAKiT permitting software implementation and integration.
  • Michele Miller, Senior Technology Business Analyst, eCityGov Alliance/MyBuildingPermit. Michele has 26 years of experience as ICC Certified Permit Coordinator and is an eCityGov Alliance subject matter expert (SME) in permitting, workflow, and business processes. She serves on the WSAPT Executive Board, the PermitTechNation Executive Board, and the MyBuildingPermit Training Committee.
  • Michael Niemer, Sr. Plans Examiner, Snohomish County Planning and Development Services. Michael has five years of code review experience with Snohomish County and nine years of prior commercial project management experience. He has been a key contributor in Snohomish County’s effort to adopt and train on the use Blueabeam Revu for electronic plan review and is a Co-chair of the MyBuildingPermit Training Committee.
  • Kirstin Wilson, ICC Certified Permit Technician, City of Bellevue. Kristen began working for the City of Bellevue in 2014 and has served on the MyBuildingPermit Training Committee since 2019.
  • Steve Butler, FAICP, Policy Manager - Planning Consultant, MRSC. Steve will serve as the webinar moderator.


This training is eligible for:

Training Scholarships

  • The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) will provide one (1) training scholarship per member-county for this webinar. Those wishing to take advantage of the offer are asked to contact your county risk manager to request the registration code before you register. To learn if you are a WCRP member or if you have questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact
  • Read about other training scholarship opportunities.

Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Monday, May 31, 2021. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.