Registration Deadline Fast-Approaching for New Partners for Smart Growth Conference!

Registration Deadline Fast-Approaching for New Partners for Smart Growth Conference!

Local Government Commission

REGISTRATION - The deadline is fast-approaching to register for the 9th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, February 4-6, 2010 in Seattle. The January 15th deadline is just 5 days away - avoid late fees and reserve your place NOW at this not-to-be-missed event!

HOTEL RESERVATIONS - To guarantee you receive the group room rate of $159 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel, make your hotel reservations by January 13th. We expect the hotel to sell out so make your reservations now by calling 888-627-7056 and indicate you are attending the New Partners Conference. Reservations made after January 13th will be accepted on a space-available basis only. The Seattle Sheraton is directly across the street from the WSCTC, where all the conference sessions will be held.

AICP ACCREDITATION - The conference program features over 95 dynamic plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, trainings, and 14 tours. We expect nearly all the sessions to be approved for AICP Accreditation in the next two weeks!

EPA, DOT & HUD SECRETARIES CONFIRMED TO SPEAK - in the "New Federal Partners for Smart Growth: Leadership to Create Sustainable Communities Across America" kick-off plenary Thursday evening. These federal leaders will provide a perspective on the federal Sustainable Communities Partnership, which seeks to integrate federal decision-making to promote sustainable, livable communities across the country. This dynamic Thursday evening session will highlight the challenges and opportunities the three departments have faced during their collaboration and will provide ideas for how local and state leaders can partner with federal government to implement the sustainability principles that guide the Sustainable Communities Partnership's efforts.

EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT - New this year is a daylong pre-conference workshop focused on the connections between smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development. Learn about tools, strategies and solutions to overcome barriers to integrating these complimentary efforts. This dynamic workshop will be held February 3rd and requires pre-registration.

TOURS - The conference also features 14 tours of local model projects throughout Seattle and the Puget Sound Region, as well as a dynamic 2-1/2 day pre-conference Small Towns Tour conducted by walkability expert Dan Burden.

REGISTER NOW - For more details on the conference program, tours, pre-conference events, and to REGISTER NOW, visit

Posted January 8, 2010

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