Mountain State Land Use Academy


Mountain State Land Use Academy

September 20, 2016
McDowell County Commission, Welch, WV

On September 20, the Land Use Clinic is hosting a Mountain State Land Use Academy in McDowell County from 12:30-5pm at the McDowell County Commission Board Room at 109 Wyoming Street, Welch, WV. Lunch will be provided and the agenda can be found here

September 21, 2016
The RailYard, Bluefield, WV

On September 21, the Land Use Clinic is hosting a Mountain State Land Use Academy in Mercer County from 9am-4pm at the RailYard in Bluefield, WV. The full agenda can be found here. Lunch will be provided. 

Steering Committee

The steering committee consists of land use leaders in West Virginia who have tirelessly promoted land use planning in their respective communities and throughout the state. As their input is invaluable, they were asked to serve in helping plan the inaugural Mountain State Land Use Academy. Members of the Steering Committee helped identify participants who are also local land use leaders in order to create a strong network of people interested in planning in West Virginia. The Committee also provided key input on the conference agenda so that it reflected the main issues concerning planning within the state. The steering committee includes the following people:

  • Former West Virginia Senator Brooks McCabe, District 17
  • Michael Dougherty, West Virginia University Extension Professor and Specialist
  • Christopher Fletcher, Director of Development Services, City of Morgantown, and President of the West Virginia Planning Association
  • Patricia Hamilton, Executive Director, West Virginia Association of Counties
  • Kelly Nix, Assistant Professor and Leadership Specialist, West Virginia University Extension Service
  • Timothy Stranko, General Counsel to the West Virginia Municipal League
  • Shane Whitehair, Executive Director, Region VII, Regional Planning and Development Council