Stephen C. Butler '79, of Seattle, WA, will be inducted into the American Institute
of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows on April 27. The College of Fellows
"recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the planning profession."
Butler, who earned his St. Lawrence degree in
sociology and was elected to the academic honor society
Phi Beta Kappa, is director of
planning and community development for the City of SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma).
During his 25-year career, he has developed several award-winning and innovative
plans and implementation programs. Among his most highly regarded works are
two plans for light rail stations in SeaTac, and a greenbelt plan for Cape
Elizabeth, Maine. The Transit Station Area Action Plans capitalize on the
light rail line that will eventually connect Seattle and SeaTac International
Airport. The plans, which call for construction of a new "Main Street," are
now being implemented. The 1988 Greenbelt Plan for Cape Elizabeth, which
Butler developed as a consultant, has preserved space, created a pedestrian
trail system and protected visually significant areas.
Posted: April 24, 2008