David Mattern, CEP
719 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 394-3642
[email protected]

David has over 30 years of experience and is a senior manager of NEPA EIS and similar projects. His responsibilities include managing environmental impact statement preparation, conducting siting studies, and policy evaluations for public facilities. David managed Washington State’s first reader-friendly EIS, using innovative graphic design and clear writing to produce an easy-to-understand and engaging document.  The document has won four awards for its pioneering approach. His project experience includes siting studies and environmental documentation for highways, airports, landfills and light rail systems.  David was a member of working groups sponsored by FHWA, AASHTO, and ACEC developing guidance on legal sufficiency and alternative formats for environmental documents.   He taught the Duke University Environmental Leadership Program course on preparing and documenting environmental impact analyses. 

David has been an NAEP member since 2005 and has presented at each annual meeting. He regularly attends meetings and events held by the Seattle branch of the Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals and has made presentations at several of their events. David has authored articles published in “Environmental Law Reporter” and “Environmental Practice”. 

David believes NAEP should support and be a resource for environmental professionals by providing a meeting ground and platform for the integration of multiple subjects. NAEP should foster better understanding and excellence in all environmental practices. As an organization of professionals David believes it should be a forum on and advocate for environmental work integrating the natural and social sciences to improve our understanding and ability to protect and improve the environment. Key activities David would like NAEP to support are training for new and continuing environmental professionals and disseminating current information as it develops on regulations and environmental science. 

“I want NAEP to be a useful and relevant resource for the practicing environmental professional. Our profession is important to our world and our communities. By supporting its members NAEP can make a real, tangible, positive difference.”