NHPA's 50th Birthday Bash
2020 marked NHPA's 50th anniversary so we are celebrating with our
favorite planners, lawn games, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages
(your first round is on us) at the 19th Hole at Beaver Meadow Country Club. The birthday event is FREE to attend
but please register. Golf tee times are available ahead of time for
those interested at an additional cost and can be found here on a first come first serve basis.
Have photos for our slideshow? Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save The Date - Friday, December 3rd
Please join us at Fratellos Italian Grill for the NHPA Annual Meeting! More info coming soon!
Grant Opportunity - Community Heart & Soul Seed Grants
Community Heart& Soul is a nonprofit that builds stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns across the United States. They are inviting resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to apply for $10,000 in funding to start the Community Heart & Soul model. Based on three powerful principles–involve everyone, focus on what matters most, and play the long game. Community Heart & Soul helps towns move toward a brighter, more prosperous future by bringing the residents of a community closer together. Grants target communities with populations between 2,500-30,000.
Learn more and apply here:
A media kit for seed grant program with graphics and sample copy can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4bq19jwvf55wc5n/AACp4hbTwjcJEY5IMXFK6nY1a?dl=0.
There is no deadline for the seed grant program—applications are reviewed monthly. The grant opportunity is available until funds are exhausted. Federally-recognized Tribes are eligible.
Questions can be directed to: Caitlyn Davison, Senior Associate, 720-298-2490, email@example.com
UNH Student Presentations
Watch the August 2021 UNH Student Presentations where students share the results of their research regarding the effects of the COVID pandemic on UNH facility utilization and community outreach strategies.
NHPA's 2021 Spring Conference Summary
The 2021 NHPA Spring Conference was held as a three part webinar series. The sessions were recorded and can be accessed through the links below. The sessions were recently approved for AICP CM credits.
The Seacoast Economic Development Stakeholder are a group of economic development directors, chamber of commerce executives, and other public and private economic development stakeholders in the greater seacoast region that have held weekly teleconferences since March 2020 to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on our economy and businesses. The session demonstrates how peer learning and collective action have helped communities in the seacoast to respond to the pandemic and why these efforts are likely here to stay.
Speakers: Natalie Moles, Economic Recovery Coordinator, SRPC; Mark Laliberte, Business Resource Specialist, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs; Robin Comstock, Economic Development Manager, City of Somersworth
Moderator: James Burdin, Senior Regional Planner, SRPC
Lisa Wise is an engagement specialist who will share her experience working on several municipal engagement campaigns during the recent pandemic. Chris Parker and Jen Czysz then discuss the pros and cos of in-person versus virtual planning board meetings.
Speakers: Lisa Wise, Climate Adaptation Program Manager; Jen Czysz, AICP, Executive Director, SRPC; Christopher G. Parker, AICP, Assistant City Manager, City of Dover
Moderator: Cordell Johnston, Government Affairs Counsel, NHMA
This session highlights the importance of broadband considering the lessons of COVID-19. As appointments, classes, jobs, and access to basic needs have migrated online, the need for broadband connection has expanded and become central to conversations around equity and recovery.
Speakers: Carol Miller, Director of Broadband Initiatives, National Collaboration for Digital Equity; Dr. Robert McGlauphlin, Executive Director, National Collaboration for Digital Equity; Michelle Moren-Grey, Coos COunty Broadband Group; Glenn Coppelman, Carroll County Broadband Group
Moderator: Kaela Tavares, Community and Economic Development Planner
NHPA puts on multiple events each year from our annual spring conference and fall annual meeting to brown bags, webinars, and even planner therapy cocktail hours. We hope you join us at our future events and offer you the opportunity to look through our archives below for information on previous events.
We were happy to host this year's NNECAPA conference at the Mount Washington Resort
in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire on November 13-15.
NHPA Brownbag Series: Municipal Regulations for Tiny Homes
Thank you for attending the Municipal Regulations for Tiny Homes session on Friday May 10th.
Ben Frost, Esq. AICP--Director, Legal & Public Affairs, NH Housing
Steve Paquin, NH Building Officials Association
Robert Tardif, NHDES Administrator, Subsurface System Bureau