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OPD 2023 Planning and Zoning Conference

When: Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm.
Where: Online (each session will be recorded and available after the conference)
Conference Summary Agenda
Speaker Biographies
Map of conference attendees by Municipalities
Microsoft Teams User Guide

Track #1: Planning Board
Planning Board Track Agenda
Track #2: Zoning Board of Adjustment
Zoning Board of Adjustment Track Agenda
Track #3: Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation Track Agenda
  • Preservation 101: The Basics of Preservation Commissions, Brandee Loughlin, Andrew Cushing (9:00 AM to 10:15 AM)

  • The Dos & Don’ts of Preservation Commission Decision Making,  Chris Skelly, Scott Hogan (10:30 AM – 11:45 AM)

  • Alternative Overlay Districts, Mark Connors, Roger Larochelle (12:45 PM – 2:00 PM)

  • Historic District Hot Topics, Julie Gilman, Chris Wolcott, Rebecca Owens, Andrew Cushing, David Messier (2:15 PM to 3:30 PM)

Track #4: Housing Track
Housing Track Agenda
  • Lessons Learned From Building 44 Affordable Cottage in Dover and the Key to Success: A Willing Municipal Partner, Chris Parker, Maggie Randolph, John Randolph (9:00 AM to 10:15 AM)

  • Lessons Learned From Housing Academy, Sarah Wrightsman, George Reagan, Corinne Marcou, Judi Barrett (10:30 AM – 11:45 AM)

  • How Much Housing Does NH Need? Heather McCann, Noah Hodgetts, Zach Swick, Kaela Tavares (12:45 PM – 2:00 PM)

  • The NH Housing Toolbox, June McCartin, Mike Tardiff, Sylvia von Aulock (2:15 PM to 3:30 PM)

Track #5: Planning Processes and Data
Planning Processes and Data Track Agenda
  • Census Data for Municipalities, Nicole McKenzie (9:00 AM to 10:15 AM)

  • Geodata for Municipalities, Rebecca Bannon, Justice, Sara Siskavich, Jackson Rand (10:30 AM – 11:45 AM)

  • The NH Zoning Atlas, Jason Sorens, Max Latona (12:45 PM – 2:00 PM)

  • Finally a YES – thinking differently about how to get that zoning amendment/new development/downtown redesign/other change approved, Robin LeBlanc (2:15 PM to 3:30 PM)