NHPA's Annual Conference is here.

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NNE_NHPA_June 23_2021 Invite

NHPA's 2020 Spring Conference was held as a three part webinar series which was hosted by Antioch University New England.  The sessions, which have been approved for AICP CM credits, were recorded and can be accessed through the links below:

Covid: Lessons Learned

The COVID-19 public health emergency has changed the way that we as planners engage with our communities, from public hearings, to technical review meetings, to day-to-day customer interaction. Planners and volunteers have had to rapidly adapt their practices and policies to ensure that they continue to provide information that is accessible to stakeholders in a transparent and equitable way. We will hear from the City of Nashua and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) about their obser-vations, best practices, and lessons learned over the past months as we look forward to a changed planning environment after COVID. We hope to hear from you about how the challenges you have faced and solutions you have implemented in your community or organization.

Speakers: Carter Falk, AICP, Deputy Planning Manager/Zoning, City of Nashua; Linda McGhee, Deputy Planning Manager, City of Nashua; Stephen Meno, Community & Economic Development Field Specialist, UNH Extension

Moderator: Matt Sullivan, Director of Planning and Development, Town of Wolfeboro

Talkin’ Trash 101—Is Recycling Dead?

Today's headlines are awash in recycling news and plastics certainly are at the top of the list. The presenters will review the recent China Sword impact on collapsing recycling markets worldwide and how US cities and towns here in NH and New England are dealing with increased costs and increased landfilling of materials. If you are concerned about the future of recycling in your town you don’t want to miss this discussion.

Speakers: Marc Morgan, Solid Waste Manager, City of Lebanon; Michael Durfor, Former NRRA Executive Director

Moderator: Kyle Pimental, Principal Regional Planner, Strafford Regional Planning Commission

Housing Retrospective

The focus of this webinar is to provide an update of current study underway by NHHFA to review NH community’s progress towards complying with the State’s 10-year-old workforce housing statute. Some municipalities have embraced the challenge while others are hiding under rocks. Other housing initiatives will be discussed as time allows.

Speakers: Mark Fougere, Fougere Planning and Development, Inc.; Ben Frost, Managing Director of Policy and Public Affairs at NH Housing Finance Authority

Moderator: Jennifer Gilbert, Senior Planner, NH Office of Strategic Initiatives

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. 

Event Archives


We were happy to host this year's NNECAPA conference at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire on November 13-15.

Check out the program (print friendly version available)

NHPA Ethics Session in Nashua, NH June 2018

NHPA Brownbag Series: Municipal Regulations for Tiny Homes

Thank you for attending the Municipal Regulations for Tiny Homes session on Friday May 10th.

Speakers included:

Ben Frost, Esq. AICP--Director, Legal & Public Affairs, NH Housing

Steve Paquin, NH Building Officials Association

Robert Tardif, NHDES Administrator, Subsurface System Bureau

Check out the presentations