2015 Charlevoix County Planners Forum

Date: November 5, 2015
Time: 5 - 9 p.m.
Location: Charlevoix Public Library, 220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix, MI 49720
Contact: MSU Extension office, 231-582-6232, msue.charlevoix@county.msu.edu.

General Information

Join us for this opportunity to learn about hot planning topics in Charlevoix County. Experts from MSU Extension and local agencies will be on hand to lead a panel discussion and concurrent sessions.

This event is partially funded by a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The registration fee for this workshop is low, and includes a supper for all participants.

Master Citizen Planners are eligible to receive 4 MCP credits.



5 p.m.         Panel discussion: Where and how to get help on planning and zoning issues.

6 p.m.         Pizza break and conversation

6:30 p.m.    Concurrent Sessions

Session A

The new Protect Lake Charlevoix website—a great tool for planning officials
Dusty Christensen, LIAA

Session B 

Urban agriculture—Right to Farm Act update
Kurt Schindler, MSU Extension

7:20 p.m.     

Session A

Housing for an aging population
Sarah Lucas, Networks Northwest

Session B

The facts on finding of facts
Kurt Schindler, MSU Extension

8:15 p.m.

Session A

Engaging community members—Boyne City’s approach to public participation
Scott McPherson and Mike Cain, City of Boyne City

Session B

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper approaches to placemaking
Dean Solomon, MSU Extension

9:00 p.m.    Adjourn


Registration fee: $15 per person
Includes all sessions, resource materials and supper.

Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Register soon, space is limited.


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