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Citizens Planning Academy is on fire!

Subject: Planning for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface
When:
Wednesday, October 5 from 6 – 7:30 PM
Where:  UI College of Law’s Boise location in the Idaho Law Learning Center (514 W. Jefferson Street, Room 325) 

UI College of Law professor Stephen R. Miller will present a new publication, Planning for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: A Resource Guide for Idaho Communities



The guide presents planning for wildfire as a four-step process that empowers local communities. This session should be of particular interest to neighborhoods and residents near the foothills and grasslands.More info here.

The C.P.A. is a collaboration of Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise. Monthly sessions are designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics. Programs are free and open to all.
Other News

Farewell, Kate!
Administrator Kate Rodriguez has left ISG to return to Missoula and a new position in membership and marketing with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Kate has been a cheerful and valuable presence at the front desk and events--we will miss her and wish her well!



ISG needs help! We aren't even trying to replace Kate now, but we are evaluating the administrator position and looking for part-time, contract and volunteer help in several areas. If you have experience in any of the following areas, and want to help ISG build healthier communities in Idaho, get in touch!
  • Salesforce membership/campaign experience
  • G-apps/Microsoft Office/Salesforce systems integration
  • General nonprofit office and records management
  • Nonprofit development and membership management
  • Computer wizardry
2016 Idaho APA Annual Conference. ISG is participating Thursday afternoon at 2:00 pm on the Rural Track about extending infrastructure outside city boundaries. The conference is in Boise Oct. 12-14. More info.

Dover planning workshops. ISG is facilitating two public workshops for the city of Dover on Oct. 19 and 20, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Dover City Hall, 699 Lakeshore Ave. If you live or have a business in Dover, please help update the city’s comprehensive plan. Each session is unique, come to either or both. Refreshments provided.

Hold the Grow Smart Awards date! Help us celebrate the 2016 awardees, Thursday, November 17, at the Owyhee in Boise. Contact Scot to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

On the Go winners! Twelve photographs have been selected for COMPASS' Treasure Valley: On the Go contest. See the winners, learn more and reserve a free calendar here

Why Save Farmland? Join the Treasure Valley Food Coalition to hear from Mike McGrath, nationally recognized leader in farmland stewardship; two events, Oct. 10 and 11. More info. 

Share the Ride Idaho's "Ridetober" is here! Commuters are challenged to use smart transportation options at least once a week in October and to log their trips on MyCommuterCrew.com to win prizes. More info.

Smart Growth America is giving away a select number of technical assistance workshops for free and your community is invited to apply. Deadline is Oct. 6th. More info.

America Walks announces the second year of micro grants to help communities increase walking and walkability. Deadline Nov. 18. More info.
 
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