I occasionally get press releases about training opportunities for coastal communities. I'm passing this along, in case anyone is interested:
Dear Lake Erie Coastal Community Leaders and Residents:
You are invited to attend a free two-day workshop that will provide you with several useful tools for alternative community growth and development planning, including cost-benefit analyses of development scenarios, case studies of US EPA Smart Growth award communities, implementation tools, and a community scorecard.
To be held in Sandusky on March 27-28, Coastal Community Planning and Development will actively engage you in learning about alternatives to how and where development will occur in your community and provide you with background, examples, strategies, data, and resources to support alternative development. You will apply new knowledge through group discussions and develop an action plan so consider attending along with others involved in growth and development planning for your community.
This workshop was designed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is being provided by the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and Ohio Coastal Training Program. Contact Joe Lucente at (419) 213-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register by Tuesday, March 13. On-line registration is available at www.coastaltrainingohio.com.
March 27 - 28, 2007
9 am – 4:30 pm
Erie County Building Commission Chambers
247 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH
Who Should Attend
City councils and commissions, planners, developers, business leaders, realtors, civic organizations, concerned citizens from Lake Erie coastal communities or counties