Provides a summary of upcoming and ongoing planning-related event and training opportunities conducted by the Planning Division and its planning partners.
Floodplain Management Program - Training and Events
Municipal and Regional Planning Assistance Program - Conferences:
- OSI Annual Planning and Zoning Spring Conference
- NH Municipal Association Land Use Law Conference
- Registration now open for the October 31, 2020 virtual conference
- OSI planning staff presenting at the “Introduction to Local Land Use Boards” and “What’s New in Water Resources” sessions.
- NH Municipal Association Annual Conference
- Registration now open for the November 18-20, 2020 virtual conference
- OSI planning staff presenting at the “New Resources for Bringing More Housing To Your Community” session
Upcoming Planning and Zoning Related Training and Events:
Buses, Bikes, & Brooms Commuter Challenge
October 1 – 31, 2020
Join other businesses and employers from across the state in celebrating fall by participating in the Buses, Bikes, & Brooms Challenge! Telecommute (work from home), bike, walk, skateboard, carpool, use transit, or any combination of these modes from October 1 – 31, 2020! Are you already working remotely due to the COVID pandemic? This challenge is a great opportunity to build camaraderie and have fun with your coworkers that you now don’t get to see every day. Sign-ups for the challenge will be held online, where participants can join their workplace team, log their trips, and see where they stand against other teams on the leaderboard. If your workplace has yet to join the challenge, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add your organization’s team.
UNH Extension and NH Small Business Development Center – Resiliency Academy Kick Off Webinar
October 27, 2020, 3 – 4 PM
UNH Extension and NH Small Business Development Center are partnering to offer Resiliency Academy, bringing together small business and community leaders to work toward a resilient future. The academy will focus on developing small business and community resiliency plans which will aid in economic recovery and future planning. Resiliency Academy will kick off with this free webinar, Planning for Resiliency. The same webinar is offered twice for convenience.
Belknap County Conservation District Webinar Series: Conservation Planning
October 27, 2020, 7 - 8 PM
The Belknap County Conservation District (BCC) in partnership with with Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, NH Farm Bureau, the NH Association of Conservation Districts, the Small & Beginner Farmers of NH is hosting a conservation planning webinar series on Tuesdays at 7 PM in October. The webinar series is geared towards land owners and will include discussion of defining your conservation goals for your land, identifying key natural resources, honing in on management options, and turning your goals in to action steps. Registration is free, but required. For more information contact the Belknap County Conservation District at (603) 527-5880 or BCCD Program Coordinator, Lisa Morin at email@example.com
NHMA/NHOSI Land Use Law Conference
October 31, 2020, 8:45 AM – 3 PM
The New Hampshire Municipal Association (NHMA) in cooperation with the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (NHOSI) will be hosting the 2020 Land Use Law Conference virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Sessions topics will include Planning Board Basics, Introduction to Land Use Boards, ZBA Decision Making Process, Planning Board Roles and Responsibilities, Legal Update, and Conflicts of Interest as well as several topic specific sessions on Workforce Housing, Age-Friendly Communities, Architectural Regulations, Class VI Roads, Short-Term Rentals, Using Census Data for Planning, Master Planning, and Water Resources. Registration for the day-long virtual conference is $70.
New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions Annual Conference
November 7, 2020
The New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (NHACC) Annual Meeting Conference will be held remotely on Saturday, November 7 on Zoom. The NHACC Annual Meeting and Conference is the only State-wide conference dedicated to municipal conservation commission members. The conference offers workshops on the fundamentals of conservation commissions as well as Working with Volunteers, NRI Co-occurrence Mapping and a host of other topics. Registration is $35 for NHACC members and $50 for non-members.
CDFA Virtual National Summit: Financing Our COVID Recovery
November 9-13, 2020
Join the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) for the 2020 CDFA Virtual National Summit: Financing Our COVID Recovery as it bring together leaders and experts in the development finance industry to discuss best practices, trends, and financing solutions in the face of COVID-19. The CDFA Virtual National Summit will focus on finding solutions to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and how cities and states can use financing to support our recovery.
NHOSI Webinar: Floodplain Management Basics Training for Community Officials
November 12, 2020, 10 – 11:30 AM
The NH Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) is holding a free Floodplain Management Basics training webinar for community officials on Thursday, November 12th from 10 to 11:30 am. This webinar will provide basic information and guidance about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA floodplain maps and studies, community floodplain regulations, and the responsibilities of an NFIP-participating community to remain in good standing in the program. Resources to get more information on key topics will also be highlighted. This webinar can serve as a refresher for community officials responsible for administering local floodplain regulations or serve as an introduction for those new to the subject and looking to understand what a community’s responsibilities are when it comes to NFIP participation. To RSVP, please contact Samara Ebinger at OSI at Samara.M.Ebinger@osi.nh.gov.