Registration Open - Friday, December 3rd NHPA's Annual Meeting

Please join us at 10:00 am at Fratellos Italian Grill for the NHPA Annual Meeting!  Check below for the updated agenda! Don't forget to vote for Executive Committee members and by law changes! Vote here.

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NHPA 2021 Annual Meeting Agenda

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:

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,

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

Collaborative Economic Development and COVID-19 

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

Engagement in a Virtual World - Pros and Cons

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 

Broadband Planning Panel - Access to a Growing Digital World

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. 

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