Back to School: Planning Refresher Workshop

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Back to School: Planning Refresher Workshop

Saturday, August 26 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Planning commissioners, elected officials and staff: get out your notebooks and join us for the annual DOLA Planning Refresher Workshop on Saturday, August 26 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in Golden, Colorado. Whether you’re new or seasoned, you’ll gain fresh insights at this interactive workshop. The agenda is packed with information you can use, including demographic trends, meetings and decision making, and applying ethics to real-life scenarios. You’ll also learn about planning strategies to meet the diverse housing needs of your community. You’ll walk away with new connections and tips to help you do your job. This workshop is provided by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Community Development Office in partnership with CML, CCI, APA-Colorado, and DRCOG.




  • 8:30 - 9:00 Check-in & Networking
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome & Introductions Anne Miller, Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) – Community Development Office
  • 9:15 - 10:00 Demographic Trends :  Chris Aker, DOLA State Demography Office
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Break
  • 10:15 – 11:45 Planning for Housing Choices & Affordability:  Don Elliott, Clarion Associates
  • 11:45 - 1:00 Lunch on your own
  • 1:00-2:30 Applying Best Practices – Meetings, Decision Making & Ethical Issues:  Gerald Dahl, Murray Dahl Kuechenmeister & Renaud LLP
  • 2:30 – 3:15 Planning Commission Scenarios (large group and small group discussions):  Gerald Dahl & Andy Hill, DOLA
  • 3:15-3:30 Wrap-up & Closing

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