Partnering with the Center for Community Design Research at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources offers seminars that provide direction and professional assistance for community leaders and others to successfully plan, design and implement projects funded through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (EPF LWRP) and the Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program (BOA). The seminars guide you through EPF LWRP and BOA contract work program activities and requirements, while helping to build skills and knowledge around topic areas such as local planning and its importance, organization of steering committees, vision planning, hiring and managing consultants, and contract administration and project management.
The New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Environmental Remediation is pleased to offer a seminar series that provides significant information, resources and tools to make communities, both human and natural, better places.
Beginning this September through March 2008, registration will be accepted for the first sequence of seminars within the series. Seminars are offered in Rochester, Albany, Syracuse, Manhattan and Yonkers. Each seminar consists of one or more half-day session. Sessions include formal presentations, case studies, and participatory activities to help build an understanding of issues, process and outcomes associated with specific EPF LWRP and/or BOA contract work plan activities and products. Schedule - click here.
Local government officials and their representatives, civic and business leaders, community consultants, advisory committee members and nonprofit organization leaders are all encouraged to attend one or more sessions as applicable to the LWRP and BOA planning process.
Please register two weeks in advance of the seminar date(s) to guarantee seating.