Mountain State Land Use Academy
May 17 and 18, 2022
Pipestem Resort State Park
Join us for a reception on May 17 and a full day of sessions on May 18.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Mountain State Land Use Academy on May 17-18, 2022, at Pipestem Resort State Park. This year, the Academy is held jointly with the West Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association meeting.
- On May 17, the West Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association will meet from 4-5:30 p.m.
- A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m.
- A full day of sessions will start at 9 a.m. on May 18, with registration at 8:30 a.m.
- Sessions include Rural Housing, Planning for the Apocalypse, Broadband, Local Government and the Law, and Unpacking West Virginia Land Use Tools.
- The Academy closes with a local food and beverage reception at 4:30 p.m.
A block of rooms is reserved at Pipestem Resort State Park. The conference rate is $96/night. Call 304-466-1800, ask for reservations and mention the Mountain State Land Use Academy. The deadline for the room block is April 17, 2022.
Registration is open. The registration fee is $100 and covers receptions on both days, a light breakfast and lunch on May 18, and access to all of the sessions. The deadline for registration is May 3.
Call for Nominations
We are are seeking nominations for the following awards. Please submit letters of nomination no later than February 21, 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association Citizen Planner Award
The Citizen Planner Award, sponsored by the West Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association, honors a volunteer citizen planner for their work to advance planning in the State of West Virginia. The awardee could be a member of a Planning Commission, a member of a Board of Zoning Appeals, or another citizen planner who advances planning without compensation.
Joyce McConnell Award for Professional Contributions to Planning
The Joyce McConnell Award for Professional Contributions to Planning honors a land use planner, attorney, architect, engineer, local government staff person, or another professional who advances land use planning in the State of West Virginia through their professional work. The award is named in honor of former WVU Provost Joyce McConnell, a property and land use law professor dedicated to serving the citizens of West Virginia.