CDRPC / NYPF October 20th Planning & Zoning Workshop at HVCC in Troy, NY

The early bird price of $40 ends September 15th. After that, the general admission tickets will be $50.

The Opening Keynote Plenary will feature the ever popular and engaging Mark Schachner.

Our concurrent sessions will feature topics of interest to elected officials, board members, , stormwater managers, and planning and zoning board members.  Planning and Zoning Board members will receive credit towards their annual training requirement.  CDRPC and the NYPF are seeking CM credit for AICP members through partnership with the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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9:00 A.M. Plenary Session
Mark Schachner: Public Participation – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
11:00 A.M. Concurrent Session 1
Katie Hodgdon: Tiny Homes, Big Questions: Regulating Tiny Homes in Your Jurisdiction
Katherine Ember: Short-Term Rentals – Balancing Local Impacts and Economic Benefits
Christine Vanderlan: Protecting Wetlands and Streams in Your Community
1:00 P.M. Concurrent Session 2
Patricia Burke: Special Use Permits
Matt Horn: Local Leader’s Toolkit for Attracting Private Investment
Anna Palmer: Watershed Protection and Water Quality for People and Wildlife
2:15 P.M. Concurrent Session 3
Jen Ceponis, Carrie Ward, and Andrew  Tracy: The Road Ahead – Solutions for Transportation and Land Use Challenges
Nicole Allen: Housing Trends and Regulatory Options
Lindsey Drew: Free Assistance to Protect Your Community’s Drinking Water Source


Concurrent Session Topics

  • Planning Ethics
  • Planning Case Law Update
  • Tiny Homes
  • Drinking Water Protection
  • Regulating Tiny Homes
  • Attracting Private Investment
  • Wetland and Stream Protection
  • And More!

Town, village and city zoning board of appeals and planning board members, as well as county planning board members are required by state statute to obtain four hours of training a year. CDRPC and NYPF are authorized training providers. CDRPC will issue certificates for each attendee to bring back to their municipality.

AICP members can earn Certi­fication Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity through a partnership with the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association AICP members must be in attendance for the duration of the event in order to receive CM Credit.

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