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2023 COEEA Annual Conference

December 09, 2023 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Common Ground High School

358 Springside Ave. New Haven, CT 06515

The Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association (COEEA) is excited to announce that its 2023 COEEA Annual Conference & Annual Meeting will take place at Common Ground High School (358 Springside Ave. New Haven, CTon December 09, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Currently, COEEA has 44 organizational members and a total of 150 individual members, and they are working with several New Haven-based partners to bring more participants from the region to the event, as they plan to expand their work and reach around New Haven. This 2023 Conference program includes workshops, a youth panel, honoring ceremony to COEEA Mini-grants and Awards recipients, and plenty of opportunities for attendees to network, catch up with old friends and meet new ones, in an environment that fosters collaborations across sectors.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

CLEAR Land Use Commissioner Advanced Training at UConn Middlesex County Extension Center

December 09, 2023 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

UConn Middlesex County Extension Center

1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT 06438

The UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) will be running an all-day Land Use Academy – Advanced Training on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the UConn Middlesex County Extension Center located at 1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT, 06438. This will be an in-person event at which the full four (4) credits of the required CGS Sec. 8-4c training will be provided. Advanced Training topics of Bias, Predisposition, and Conflicts will be presented by Richard P. Roberts, Halloran & Sage, Advanced Training topics on Running a Meeting and Making a Decision will be presented by Kenneth Slater, Jr., of Halloran & Sage, and Mark Branse, of Halloran & Sage, will present a session on Fair and Affordable Housing Policies which will cover one (1) credit on Fair and Affordable Housing Policies as required by the State Statute.

To hold this event, CLEAR requires that a minimum of 40 attendees be registered by December 1, 2023, so register early by clicking on the registration link

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Connecticut Council of Small Towns 2024 Town Meeting

February 08, 2024 - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Aqua Turf Club

556 Mulberry Street, Southington, CT 06479

The Connecticut Council of Small Towns' (COST's) Town Meeting 2024 is their premier event, widely attended by chief elected and appointed leaders from small towns and cities throughout the state. This must-attend event includes presentations and panel discussions on the top issues facing Connecticut's municipalities, including:

  • Legislative Leaders Forum - Hear from the state's legislative leaders about how the 2024 legislative session may impact municipalities, including issues affecting local budgets, education, energy, the environment, housing & landuse, public health and safety, transportation, and more.

  • State Constitutional Officers - Last year, Governor Lamont, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General William Tong, Comptroller Sean Scanlon and Secretary of State StephanieThomas updated attendees on a wide range of critical issues, including the state budget, the opioid settlement, early voting, and the Municipal Employees Retirement System. COST expects to have another great lineup of speakers in 2024.

  • Infrastructure Funding - Hear from state agency officials regarding opportunities to assist municipalities with infrastructure funding.

In addition to outstanding speakers, this event provides attendees with wonderful opportunities to network with municipal officials, and showcase your firm's products and services by reserving sponsorships and/or exhibitor space.

For more information, please contact Betsy Gara at [email protected].

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wesleyan University, Usdan Center

45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459

The Connecticut Land Conservation Conference has been the largest conservation gathering and only land trust convocation of its kind in Connecticut. Attracting over 500 attendees, the Annual Conference has provided dynamic training, networking and information sharing opportunities for board members, staff, and volunteers from Connecticut's many land trusts and conservation organizations.

Rounding out the attendees and presenters, a broad spectrum of people involved with municipal land use commissions, state agencies, private groups with conservation missions including enthusiasts from garden clubs and various grassroots-level land preservation advocates have all participated.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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