Announcements and Notes:
2017 MAPD Annual Conference
June 15-16, 2017
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:
Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors Annual Conference will be in Pittsfield MA.
In addition to a keynote address from the Mayor of Pittsfield, Linda Tyer, we have not two but THREE concurrent sessions in four time blocks, a tour and reception at the Colonial Theater, and three plenary sessions. Please check out the MAPD website for more details. And if that wasn't enough excitement, we invited New York State planners in the Capital District to join us for this conference. We look forward to networking with our New York counterparts!
Technical Assistance Grant
Plan NH, in partnership with NH Housing, is pleased to announce that the NH Municipal Technical Assistance Grant (MTAG) Program will continue for a second year.
Its purpose is to provide funds, though a competitive application process, to assist communities that want their zoning regulations to support housing options for the changing needs of their citizens.
Grants will range from $2500 to $10,000
Complete information and applications will be available January 4, 2017 at www.plannh.org. Applications will be due April 5, 2017, and selected communities will be announced in May.
Jeff Taylor Bean Pots to Bell Towers Fund
**SPECIAL GOING ON--Your donation will be double matched--for example give $150 and $450 is donated!
Colleagues and friends of the late Jeff Taylor are creating a memorial fund to provide continuing support for the kinds of projects that benefited from his amazing creativity, energy and ability to bring diverse interests together.
For more information about the fund and how you can contribute, see http://jhtstories.tumblr.com/
NHDES' Potable Water Guide
The 2016 Potable Water Guide provides guidance to municipalities that wish to incorporate a refined definition of “potable water” into their building codes. For more information, contact Pierce Rigrod at NHDES (603) 271-0688