Raymond L. Paolella


Board Member

Raymond Paolella was appointed to the Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearings Board in 2008 for a term of six years. He is the attorney member of the Board. Prior to his appointment, he was the City Attorney for the City of Yakima. He has extensive experience in land use, environmental law, real estate, and municipal law matters. He was previously in private practice at the Yakima law firm of Halverson & Applegate and also worked for the U. S. Department of Defense as an Electronic Engineer.

Mr. Paolella holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and J.D. cum laude from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University Law School). In 2004-2005, he served as Chair of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association.