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2014 NJ League of Municipalities Conference

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Course Offerings
ALL COURSES TO BE AICP CM APPROVED.
Free to ALL NJPO members.
$50 to all NON members.


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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

NEW JERSEY MANDATORY LAND USE EDUCATION*
The New Jersey Planning Officials presents the courses legally necessary for Planning & Zoning Board members to retain appointment.  This 2 part (five-hour) session is structured within the guidelines of the DCA mandatory training criteria.  Attendance will be monitored to ensure compliance with the training standards.

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEMBERS CERTIFICATION TRAINING*
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Room 308 – AC Convention Center


EXPERIENCED BOARD MEMBERS TRAINING*
This session is presented by a team of professionals and is aimed at the Board Member who has been on their Board for several years. Topics will explore more “advanced” issues than the Mandatory Program covers in a seminar format allowing for interaction of instructor and attendee.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Room 310 -- AC Convention Center

PLANNING GREMLINS*
We all have to deal with them, the gremlins that plague all planning and zoning boards of adjustment: Portable On Demand Storage facilities (PODs), digital display systems, or Donation Drop Boxes. The panel of experts will discuss how to deal with these unique land uses through zoning and how to protect your municipality. 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Room 405 – AC Convention Center

INHERENTLY BENEFICIAL, INHERENTLY PROBLEMATIC*
Is there a whole new meaning to “inherently beneficial uses”? Will that open the floodgates to unwanted applications claiming to prove they meet the criteria? Does the law add to the confusion already seen by boards across the state? Panelists will give an overview of the legislation and offer expert insight on what to expect.
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Room 314 – AC Convention Center


STRENGTHENING YOUR COMMERCIAL BASE; CHALLENGES, STRATEGIES AND SUCCESSES*
Seminar will provide information on how to strengthen your commercial base. Good planning dictates forward thinking and a panel of experts will discuss challenges of developing “dead” commercial real estate, vacant shopping centers, office parks, pad sites, and affected Highlands Act properties.
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Room 310 – AC Convention Center

 

ETHICS: ETHICS FOR PLANNERS*
Are you an AICP certified Professional Planner? Looking for that hard to find ethics 1.5 CM credits? We have credits for you!
3:00 p.m. -- 4:30 p.m. -- Room 314 – AC Convention Center

 

DOLLARS FOR DOWNTOWNS: ARTS/HERITAGE TOURISM
Your municipality can bring in new dollars by investing in the arts and history.  Learn about the economic impact of cultural tourism and grant opportunities to fund new initiatives.  Boosting your arts and history investment will increase your income stream from the hotel/motel tax.  Arts and History: a small investment with great returns.
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. - Room 309 – Atlantic City Convention Center

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

NEW JERSEY MANDATORY LAND USE EDUCATION*
The New Jersey Planning Officials presents the courses legally necessary for Planning & Zoning Board members to retain appointment.  This 2 part (five-hour) session is structured within the guidelines of the DCA mandatory training criteria.  Attendance will be monitored to ensure compliance with the training standards. 

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEMBERS CERTIFICATION TRAINING*
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Room 410 -- AC Convention Center

 

SUBURBAN OFFICE SPACES: DINOSAURS OR DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH?
Industry leaders and local officials will share different perspectives on land use development, planning and economic development, demographics, changing property values, appraisals & trends, global and technological changes and their impact on local governments and the job market.  Among the topics to be discussed:  Are NJ’s vacant suburban office spaces dinosaurs doomed to extinction or diamonds in the rough ripe for re-imagining?; Impacts of the Millennial generation of NJ’s communities; Critical public policy priorities to ensure a thriving and sustainable future; Where will our employers and employees of the future be locating?
9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. – Room 310 – Atlantic City Convention Center

 

COMMISSIONER’S ROUNDTABLE: PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCY (League Joint Session with the New Jersey Planning Officials)

Just over two years ago, Hurricane Sandy came ashore in New Jersey, wreaking unprecedented damage across the Garden State.  This program will include key Cabinet level officials providing a snapshot of the State’s ongoing recovery efforts and a look-forward discussion of the long-term planning to mitigate the impact of future natural disasters, including shoreline protection and energy resiliency.

9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. – Room 401 – Atlantic City Convention Center

 

EXPERIENCED BOARD MEMBERS TRAINING*
This session is presented by a team of professionals and is aimed at the Board Member who has been on their board for several years. Topics will explore more “advanced” issues than the Mandatory Program covers in a seminar format allowing for interaction of instructor and attendee.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Room 420 -- AC Convention Center

 

Staying Out Of Trouble – AVOIDING CONFLICTS*
How to avoid court challenges to board decisions and individual members; conflicts of interest; ethics; voting requirements for those board members not recused; lawsuits; resolutions; liability insurance coverage; what to say and what not to say at hearings. Don’t get caught thinking you are right – be right.

2:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m. -- Room 406 – AC Convention Center

 

SOCIAL MEDIA & PLANNING*

Advances in internet-based applications have greatly enhanced the ability of those involved in land use planning to access information and to communicate. While this is very helpful to all concerned, members of planning and zoning boards in particular should understand the ways in which these technologies work and the dangers and pitfalls they present.
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Room 314 – AC Convention Center

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

THE WILLIAM MARTIN COX SYMPOSIUM ON PLANNING, LAND USE AND THE LAW (Formerly Planning and Zoning Questions and Legal Opinions)*
A lively, must-attend session for all board members, attorneys, municipal officials and other decision-makers who struggle with the complexities of the Municipal Land Use Law and local ordinances.  A rare opportunity to hear interpretations from highly recognized NJPO attorneys who accept and answer audience questions. 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. -- Room 416 – AC Convention Center

 

A NEW ROUND FOR COAH
(League Joint Session with New Jersey Planning Officials)
COAH’s latest iteration of its 3rd round regulations were published in the June 2 New Jersey Register, commencing a 60-day public comment period.   It is anticipated that COAH will approve final regulations at its October meeting, effective upon publication in the November 17 Register.  This program will provide an overview of the proposed regulations, focused on the issues of interest to municipalities and how local officials can plan for their affordable housing obligations.

9:00 AM. – 10:40 AM – Room 402 – Atlantic City Convention Center

 
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