Maryland-Delaware APA Regional Planning Conference October 16-18, 2003

Maryland-Delaware APA Regional Planning Conference October 16-18, 2003

Maryland - Delaware APA Chapters

Conference highlights include:

* Thursday's Keynote Speaker, Thomas Hylton, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, three-time winner of APA Journalism Award and author of Save Our Land, Save Our Towns. As president of SAve Our Land, Save Our Towns, Inc., he serves as an advocate for traditional towns that house people of all ages, races and incomes.

* Thursday Evening Reception at the Western Maryland Scenic Railway Station in downtown Cumberland, featuring food and an energetic blue grass band, followed immediately by a free public lecture by Dr. Jim Segedy, chair of the APA's Small Towns and Rural Planning Division. Dr. Segedy is experienced in small town and rural planning and design and has received numerous APA awards. He is also a principal partner for The Community Partnership.

* Friday's Kickoff Speaker, Audrey Scott, the new Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning, who will outline Governor Ehrlich's priorities for land use planning and neighborhood revitalization in Maryland over the next few years. Ms. Scott has been involved in government since 1970 and in 1976 was elected as the first woman mayor of the City of Bowie, a position she held for three terms.

* 16 sessions on a wide variety of topics including "Main Streets", "Economic Development and the Arts", "Neighborhood Revitalization", "AICP Certification: Is It Worth It?", "Communication Skills in Conflict Situations", "Creating and Managing a Career Plan", "Heritage Areas: Economic Opportunities and Benefits", "A Canal Runs Through It", "Landscape Impacts of Development", "Environmental Technologies" and much more!

Located seven miles east of Cumberland, and about a two and a half hour drive from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the rustic yet elegant Rocky Gap Resort sits in the shadow of Evitts Mountain (2,100 feet elevation) on the shore of a 243-acre lake. The resort offers the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, a restaurant and lounge overlooking the lake, tennis courts and a massage parlor among its many amenities. The lodge is close to numerous state parks and other recreational and cultural destinations. If nothing else, come for the spectacular display of fall foliage that makes western Maryland one of the premier regional destinations this time of year!

The preliminary conference program and registration form can be downloaded from the Maryland APA website, Sponsorhsip opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Chuck Kines in Maryland, 301-495-2184 or Kevin Coyle in Delaware, 302-739-3091.

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For more information contact:

Charles Kines
Maryland - Delaware APA Chapters
P.O. Box 333
MD 21404

Phone: 301-495-3091
Email: [email protected]

Posted September 8, 2003

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