Rona Spellecacy, CEP, AICP
Senior Environmental Planner
601 Union Street, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 826-4728

Rona is a Certified Environmental Professional, senior environmental planner and project manager with HDR in Seattle, Washington. Rona has 13 years of experience managing the NEPA process and documentation for a wide variety of projects. She has served as Environmental Manager for the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program consultant team, and managed development of two environmental impact statements for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects in the Yakima Basin. In 2016, she led a multi-disciplinary team of more than 30 consultants as Project Manager for the Shell Anacortes Rail Unloading Facility SEPA EIS for Skagit County and the Washington Department of Ecology. Rona manages a team of environmental planners and scientists, and serves as managing principal of HDR's Seattle office.

Rona received her MA in political science and environmental studies from Western Washington University, and holds BA degrees in biology and anthropology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and holds certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Since joining NAEP in 2003, Rona has participated in many aspects of NAEP and the Northwest Chapter.  Rona served on the chapter Board of Directors and as Chapter Representative from 2006 to 2008.  She has participated in seven NAEP conferences, presenting papers at three conferences and serving as Technical Co-chair for the 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago. Rona has also published two papers in Environmental Practice (June 2009 and September 2014).

Rona is excited about her role as a member of the Board and Chair of the Permanent Conference Committee. The NAEP’s Annual Conferences represent both the foundation and the pinnacle of NAEP’s leadership in the environmental profession. Rona’s goal is to support the Conference Committee and their mission to ensure the continued successful planning, implementation, and conduct of NAEP’s Annual Conferences well into the future.