Schedule Highlights So Far

You can’t beat our beautiful fall weather, amazing views and great hospitality! We will host some downtime to enjoy your fellow planners; have a BBQ; play softball; and take an exciting mobile tour the Sanford Underground Lab (no we will not be going underground!)

We are working on finalizing the schedule, so please keep checking back here.

Strong Towns President Charles Marohn to give the keynote

Charles Marohn, president of Strong Towns, a national nonprofit working to strengthen financial resilience in America’s towns and cities, will serve as keynote speaker and lead a break out session in Spearfish, SD on September 13, 2017. Read more

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire: Planner Training (pre-conference)

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the 2017 SDPA/WP Conference in Spearfish, SD we will be offering a pre-conference session presented by Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire for $50. This one-day training taking an in-depth look at how wildfires are affecting western communities and which planning and regulatory tools can reduce the increasing impacts from wildfires. Read more

Speaker line-up so far (more to come!)

  • Community Planning Assistance for Wildfires presented by Wildfire Planning International
  • Ethics Credit : Orbit City:  We Have a Problem!  2016-2017 Ethics Cases of the Year Joanne Garnett, FAICP, Orion Planning + Design-Planner  & Allison Mouch, AICP, Orion Planning + Design, Planne
  • Media in the Workplace-Kristina Barker
  • Economic Development-Lori Frederick- Lead-Deadwood Economic Development; Dave Simonsen – Johnson County Economic Development; Robert Briggs – City of Sheridan Planning
  • Extreme Code Enforcement -Scott Deaver, Spearfish Code Enforcement & Jayna Watson, City of Spearfish Planner Officer
  • Law Credit : Don Knudsen, Attorney, Partner at Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore -He practices primarily in the areas of Employment Law, Governmental Law, School Law, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Personal Injury.
  • Floodplain with Tom Birney, CFM FEMA Region VIII & Timothy Gelston

 

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