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31 May 2018 3:00 PM • Courtyard Marriot Event Center, Nashua NH

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NHPA's 2018 Spring Conference--May 31st and June 1st

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The state’s second largest city will play host to the NHPA Annual Conference this

year. The conference is slated for Thursday May 31 and Friday June 1 and will run at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Nashua. The event will showcase developments in the Gate City, including a renewed focus on improvements downtown. Sessions will also highlight new urbanism techniques for municipalities small and large, unique financing options and form-based codes. Join us and listen in on a plenary session hosted by the Congress of New Urbanism - New England.

Help us kick-off the 2018 Conference with a pre-conference ethics session and networking reception in Downtown Nashua on Thursday evening, May 31st from 3:30PM to 5:00PM at the historic Hunt Memorial Building. The St Anselm College Center for Ethics in Business and Governance will host an ethics session followed by a lively discussion and reception from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the Flight Center: Values in Tension: Identifying & Negotiating Conflicting Ethical Values!

For more information see the 2018 Spring Conference page.

Register today!

NNECAPA Planning Grants Available

NNECAPA is offering Planning grants for up to $1000. For more information check out the Grant Application!


Planners, here’s a great opportunity to hear and talk with one of the world’s leading planning practitioners.  And it’s free!  You only need to register, below. CM credits approved, too. 


Announcements and Notes:


The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), along with our co-host, Vermont State Parks, is pleased to announce the 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference that will be held in Burlington, Vermont, on April 23 through 26, 2018. This four day event brings together 250+ Outdoor Recreation Professionals for: Learning, Networking, Celebrating and Mentoring. This year’s conference theme, “Building Resilient Communities, Environments, and Economies” focuses on demonstrating the tangible ways that connecting people with the outdoors improves public health, reinvigorates local economies, and instills a life-long commitment to the environment. The best way to stay informed is to visit the 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference website ( and sign up for our mailing list. Please also connect via our NORC Facebook Event.



Jeff Taylor Bean Pots to Bell Towers Fund  

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



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

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