Strategies for Achieving Win-Win Outcomes in our Growing Region
The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, together with our partners, are offering two “LandWise Win-Win Workshops” (one each in Benton and Washington Counties) designed for regional “decision-makers”; elected officials, planners, developers, engineers, realtors, municipal leaders, architects and landscape designers.
Space is limited – sign up today. The Washington County Workshop will be held July 12 and the Benton County Workshop will be held July 19.
Workshops will feature examples of local plans and projects that highlight the mutual benefits conservation-minded development can have for the economy, the community and the environment.
Participants will hear from regional conservation and planning professionals about the unique services and partnerships that can help achieve these “win-win” outcomes for our growing region. A peer panel discussion, specific to each county in which the particular workshop is held, will provide participants an opportunity to engage with their peers in a dynamic discussion about the challenges, benefits and solutions toward balancing growth and preservation in Northwest Arkansas. Each workshop will conclude with an optional networking reception.
The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust thanks our 2016 workshop planning partners, including the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, Watershed Conservation Resource Center and Arkansas Forestry Commission.
Click here to view the agenda.
2016 Workshop Highlights
Each workshop will feature opening presentations by the following organizations:
Ben Kaufman, Walton Family Foundation
Mike Malone, Northwest Arkansas Council
Each workshop will feature presentations by the following program partners:
Terri Lane, Northwest Arkansas Land Trust
Elizabeth Bowen, Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission
Sandi Formica, Watershed Conservation Resource Center
Patti Erwin, Arkansas Forestry Commission
Peer Panel Discussions Each workshop will feature a peer panel unique to the workshop location:
Washington County Workshop Panel:
Patsy Christy, City of Springdale
Mayor Bill Groom, City of Greenland
Jeremy Hudson, Specialized Real Estate Group
Jeremy Pate, City of Fayetteville
Kevin Thornton, City of Elm Springs
Benton County Workshop Panel:
Brenda Anderson, NWA Downtown Revitalization Fund
Harrison French, Harrison French & Associates
Steve Glass, City of Rogers
Mayor Kevin Johnston, City of Gentry
Tom Oppenheim, CEI Engineering
TO REGISTER: Space is limited. Register online: click here, or print and return the registration form. Registrations must be received at least 4 business days prior to the scheduled workshop, or call to check availability. Contact Terri Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 479-966-4666 for more information.
Special thanks to the Walton Family Foundation, lead supporter of “LandWise”, and to Beaver Water District, workshop sponsor.
Photo: Joe Neal