Last Updated: 5/15/13
The Vermont Planners Association sponsors and organizes meetings and workshops throughout the year. In addition we occasionally produce technical documents. Below is a listing of those events, as well as any other opportunities available to planners. We urge you to check this section of our site for regular updates on what is going on with VPA and our partners.
In addition to the information below, you can communicate with other VPA members around Vermont through the VPA List Serv using the link below.
http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=VPA - Open in New Window
Legislative liason Sharon Murray, AICP is once again providing the VPA membership with regular and well-written legislative reports from the capital. You can download her reports in the Legislative Reports section of our web site, or you can look for them when she posts them on the VPA List Serv.
VPA is now on Twitter!
The Vermont Planners Association now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at:
2013 APA Chapter Webinars
Here is the current list of free webinars being offered in the first quarter of 2013 by the consortium of Universities and APA Chapters and Divisions.
- March 8 – Northern New England Chapter - Using Design Guidelines to Control Strip Development -
- March15 - Western Central Chapter - State and Local Government Fiscal Policies Specific to Oil and
Natural Gas Extraction - CM Approved
- March 22 - DE Chapter - Ethics Skits - CM Ethics Approved
All webinars are free and will qualify for Certification Maintenance credit (1.5 hours each). Remember to sign up early, as some of them get fully booked with 1,000 participants nationwide.
Facilitating Innovative Agricultural Enterprises:
Considerations and Example Language for Vermont Municipalities
Regulation of agripreneurial uses in Vermont varies among municipalities and many uses exist in a gray area. This unclear area creates confusion among farmers, municipalities, and the state. While the bulk of regulation is in the hands of municipalities, some of their regulatory authority has been preempted by the state. Those seeking to establish agripreneurial businesses often try to fit their uses under state agricultural exemptions, or Accepted Agricultural Practices (AAPs), which can stretch exemptions to cover uses for which they were not designed.
This document, produced by the Vermont Law School Land Use Clinic for Vermont Planners Association and Composting Association of Vermont (Spring 2012), focuses on how planners can work with agricultural enterprises that go beyond the traditional scope of agriculture.
FIAgE052012.pdf - File Size: 1.4MB - Download File
For a listing of older publications from VPA that are not legislative in nature, go to the resources and links section of our site. For legislative documents, please go to the legislation page of this site.