Announcements / Opportunities

ANR Hosts a Day of Workshops and Discussion for Local Officials

WHEN GOVERNMENTS COOPERATE – STATE GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL DAY 2014

Monday March 31, 2014 at the National Life Building in Montpelier

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), in cooperation with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), invite you to participate in an all-day event that will include poster presentations, workshops, technical assistance and the opportunity to engage with Agency staff members and municipal colleagues from across the state. Pre-registration is required for this event.

Agenda

Please click Workshop Session links below to see detailed descriptions.  You can also download a complete program brochure here (300KB PDF)

8:00 – 9:40 am

Registration, Coffee & Poster Presentations in lobby & cafeteria

Welcome & Opening Remarks at 9:00 am by Governor Shumlin

9:40 – 10:50 am  Workshop Session I – choices include:

1. Planning for Prosperity (Part 1): Tools You Can Use

2. Flood Resilience (Part 1): Living with the River

3. When a Major Development or Energy Project Comes to Your Town: A Primer on Municipal Involvement in Act 250 and Section 248

4. Managing Roads (Part 1): Best Practices to Maintain Infrastructure, Protect Water Quality, Enhance Safety and Save Money

5a. Vermont’s Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (A Four-Part, Hands-on Workshop)

6. In the Computer Lab: ANR’s Natural Resources Atlas

11:00 – Noon   Workshop Session 2 – choices include:

7. Planning for Prosperity (Part 2): Creating a Thriving Economy in Your Town

8. Flood Resilience (Part 2): Plan Ahead!

9. Don’t Get Left High and Dry: Plan Ahead with Wastewater and Drinking Water Solutions

10. Managing Roads (Part 2): Everything You Need to Know about Stream Crossing Designs to Protect Infrastructure and Habitat

5b. Vermont’s Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (A Four-Part, Hands-on Workshop)

11. In the Computer Lab: ANR’s Natural Resources Atlas

Noon – 1:00 pm  Buffet Lunch in the National Life cafeteria – included with registration fee

1:00 – 2:00 pm  Workshop Session 3 – choices include:

12. Better Backroads, Cleaner Water, Healthy Communities: Integrating Action, Funding, Rules, and Common Sense to Reduce Roadway Pollution to Vermont Waters

13. Natural Resource Inventories: A Focus on Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species

14. Universal Recycling Law: Everything Your Town and Citizens Need to Know

15. Getting a Permit: What your Town Needs to Know about Wetlands, Stormwater, Lakes and Ponds

5c. Vermont’s Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (A Four-Part, Hands-on Workshop)

2:10 – 3:30 pm  Workshop Session 4 – choices include:

16. Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI): Innovative Solutions to Stormwater Woes

17. Prepare for and Prevent Disasters in Your Town

18. Saving Taxpayer Dollars through Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Projects

19. Everyone Needs Clean Water to Drink: Protect Your Town’s Groundwater Resources and Be Prepared for the Future

5d. Vermont’s Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (A Four-Part, Hands-on Workshop)

20. In the Computer Lab: BioFinder

WHO SHOULD ATTEND MUNICIPAL DAY 2014:20140311MunicipalDay2014

  • Select Board Members
  • Town Managers
  • Municipal Legal Staff
  • Planners / Planning Commission Members
  • DRB and Zoning Officials
  • Conservation Commission Members
  • Superintendents of Public Works
  • Development Review Board Members
  • Regional Planning and Development Agencies
  • Solid Waste District Staff
  • Town Clerks
  • Economic Development Staff

REGISTRATION:

There is a $25.00 registration fee for Municipal Day 2014 which includes coffee and muffins in the morning and a buffet lunch by the New England Culinary Institute at the National Life cafeteria. After entering your general registration and billing information, you will be asked to choose one topic for each of the four workshop sessions (time slots). Please review the choices by clicking on the workshop session links above. Please click here to register and pay for Municipal Day 2014.

LOCATION & PARKING:

The workshops will be offered at the State offices on the National Life campus in Montpelier, Vermont. Parking information will be sent to registrants at a later date.

Agency of Natural Resources
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3901

Driving directions and Google map

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Penny Percival, ANR
penny.percival@state.vt.us 
802-828-1294

Register soon.  Space is limited!

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