Top 12 Reasons to Attend Summit 2012 – #5!

Summit 2012 - Augusta Civic Center, October 23, 2012


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Take a look at the 5th reason you should join us in Augusta on October 23 and don't forget to register today.



Every community is different but is there a common way to work for local prosperity? Summit 2012 believes that finding the balance of property owner and community interests results in resilient communities, protected and productive unique natural assets and a stronger economy. At the Summit explore the issues of planning and management in two different breakout sessions. In the morning “Community Land Use – Towns Take on the Challenge” highlights how municipalities can recognize improved regulatory processes for well-planned growth while protecting the natural assets in their community. Hear Steve Kahl of the Sewall Company discuss low-impact development, Roger Bowen from the Town of Gouldsboro talk about food sovereignty ordinances and Rich Roedner of the Town of Topsham speak about regulations relating to vernal pools in a discussion led by The Nature Conservancy’s Tom Abello. In the afternoon, learn about Maine’s latest planning efforts to become effective regional providers in “Regional and Statewide Planning” with Bill Whitten of Cumberland County, Nick Livesay, the new director of the Land Use Planning Commission and representatives from the State Planning Office/Land Use Planning Team in a session moderated by Mary Ann Hayes of Maine Rural Partners.


Summit 2012 Breakout Sessions allow you to explore in-depth the topics and issues that are important to you. At each session a moderator will introduce the topic at hand with panelists providing a brief overview of their work in the relevant area. Plenty of time will be devoted to Q&A and discussion with the audience.

Registration is now open for the Summit 2012.  If you have already registered – thank you! Please forward these emails to a friend so they can come too!  If you haven't yet registered, why wait?  Members and students receive reduced rates, so register today and become a member at the same time. 


We envision a day filled with engaging discussions, new ideas, exciting success stories and inspiring actions. But we can't do it without you. Your insights will expand the discussions, building the collective impact of the Summit and providing the direction and energy needed to move Maine toward sustainable prosperity. Register today and stay actively involved in growing Maine's economy and protecting the reasons we choose to live here.


See you at the Summit!