24th Annual Rockfall Symposium to focus on Changes to Regional Planning

Sep 17th, 2010 | By | Category: River

Wadsworth Falls at Wadsworth Falls State Park (cjzurcher)

The 24th Annual Rockfall Symposium titled, “Changes to Regional Planning – New Opportunities to Share State & Local Services” will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex, Connecticut.

Four speakers will help participants understand what can be done to achieve necessary efficiencies and assure citizen participation to keep and improve Connecticut’s quality of life in this small state that carves any one place into dozens of regions and districts.

  • David Kooris, Vice-President and CT Director of Regional Plan Association, Stamford, CT: Emerging Regions – The Context for Middlesex County
  • John E. Harmon, Professor Emeritus CCSU Department of Geography: Rational Regions – Looking at Connecticut’s Tangle of Overlapping Regions
  • Linda Krause, Executive Director CT River EstuaryRegional Planning Agency, Old Saybrook, CT: Regional Planning Options in the Lower CT River Valley – How are we different?
  • Tim Brennan, Executive DirectorPioneer Valley Regional Planning Organization, Springfield, MA: Choosing to Collaborate – Innovative Ways to Get Cities and Towns to Work Together

Who Should Attend

Local elected and appointed officials, land use planners, developers, architects, attorneys, real estate agents, educators; town planning, zoning, wetlands and appeals board and commission members, and all who are concerned with effective community planning.


The Symposium fee of $50.00 includes all materials and coffee breaks. A reduced fee of $45.00 is offered to those who respond prior to October 1st. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and must be received by October 4th. Optional buffet lunch must be ordered in advance. No refunds can be made after October 7th.

Date & Time Friday, October 8, 2010
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. program (8:30 a.m. registration)
12:30 – 1 p.m. optional catered lunch
12:30 – optional ride on the Essex Steam Train (To reserve seats at the group rate, call (860) 767-0103 and mention RockfallSymposium. See www.essexsteamtrain.com).

Program and Registration Information Available at www.rockfallfoundation.org or contact the Rockfall Foundation office at (860) 347-0340.

The Rockfall Foundation, located in Middletown, CT, supports environmental education, conservation programs and planning initiatives in Middlesex County. Its primary goal is to help promote a healthy balance in Middlesex County between development and environmental conservation.

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