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Mountain State Land Use Academy

May 21 and 22, 2024
Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia 
This year's Academy is held jointly with the West Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association meeting. 

Oglebay Mansion in Wheeling WV

Agenda at a Glance

Tuesday, May 21st

3:30-5:00 p.m. West Virginia APA Meeting

6:00-8:00 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, May 22nd

8-9:00 a.m. Breakfast 

9:00 a.m. Opening Plenary: Creative Repurposing

9:45 a.m. Keynote: Mayor of Wheeling

10:35 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m. Plenary: Land Use Lightning Round

11:40 p.m. Awards

12:00 p.m. Lunch/ Networking

1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

4:30 p.m. Adjourn 

Keynote Speaker

Mayor of Wheeling WV

Born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, Mr. Elliott is a 1990 graduate of the Linsly School and a 1994 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  From 1994 to 1999, he served as Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd in his Washington, D.C. office.  In 2001, he graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 with a Juris Doctorate degree, Mr. Elliott also holds honorary Doctorate degrees from Wheeling University and West Liberty University.  After he graduated, he then joined the international law firm Baker Botts LLP in Washington, D.C., where he worked from 2001 through 2008 as a corporate lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions and securities law compliance.  In 2009, he returned home to Wheeling and set up practice as an attorney in Wheeling to assist local law firms whose clients had transactional needs beyond their area of practice.

Learn more about Mayor Elliott here


A block of rooms is reserved at Oglebay Resort for $137 per night on May 21. You can make your room reservation online using the group code: 46902 and password: 936065552, or by phone at 877-436-1797. Please refer to the block reservation as "WVU Land Use Law Seminar 2024" when calling. The deadline for the room block is April 21, 2024.


Registration is open! The registration fee is $150 and covers the reception, a continental breakfast, lunch, and access to all of the sessions. The deadline for registration is May 1.

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