Wednesday, January 22, 2020
10:00 – 11:30am
.15 CEUs

Description: Developing comprehensive park plans for your community can be a financial and logistical challenge. We also see that many situations signal a multi-jurisdictional approach to planning.  Attend this webinar to better understand opportunities and strategies to develop multi-jurisdictional plans for parks and trails. Speakers will share experiences and provide guidance for attendees to learn: 

  • How multi-jurisdictional planning can be conducted to create more functional and cost-effective parks and recreation infrastructure for a region; 
  • What methods to accomplish successful multi-jurisdictional plans have been tested and pitfalls to avoid; 
  • How multi-jurisdictional planning has been applied to actual projects in North Carolina through two case studies, and; 
  • How to ensure that plans incorporating multiple jurisdictions receive maximum points on PARTF grant applications through best practices.

Speakers include

  • Benjamin Richardson, National Park Service – Chief of Planning and Partnerships for the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group  
  • R.G. Absher, Executive Director, Yadkin River Greenway Council
  • Doug Barrick, Town Manager, Rutherfordton, NC
  • Judy Francis, AICP – Western Region Consultant, Recreation Resources Service  
  • Charlynne Smith, PhD – Director, Recreation Resources Service