What Participants Say

I learned so much. I would never have thought to look at a town from so many perspectives. This has really broadened my horizons and taught me a lot about how to assess my town.

– Quote from YT Class Participant.

The best information gathering session I have ever attended, I did not want it to end.

– Quote from YT Class Participant.

Just wanted to say thanks for recommending the workshop, it was a huge success! I haven’t been able to stop talking about it… I enjoyed it thoroughly and I learned a lot!

– Quote from YT Class Participant.

The YourTown Alabama workshop was like no other conference or meeting I’ve attended–in the very best sense. I probably can’t do justice to the thought it has provoked, the energy it inspires, and the hope it gives. Thank you so much. I hate that we can’t come again year after year! I will, though, send names of people who will benefit from and use its wealth of information and resources.

– Quote from YT Class Participant.

I must tell you that my participation in Your Town a few years ago immediately after I started working with the City really opened my eyes to the importance of the multitude of elements it takes to have a great city.  They reach far beyond the basic budget and services that most people think of when they consider city government.  We were so fortunate to have Mayor Jaxon who understood that concept many years ago and has been a continuous promoter of sustainability.  I do think that the new Mayor has grasped the concept as well and we will not let him forget it.  All this to say how much I enjoyed your and Cheryl Morgan at Your Town….I applaud your efforts throughout the state.  We had a short called Council meeting this morning so I am off now to enjoy the rest of the holiday.  Hope to see you in Eufaula again soon.

– Gloria Helms - http://www.eufaulaalabama.com
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Urbanist Jeff Speck’s TED Talk

How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls “a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device” — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.  

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Your Town 2014 Photo Gallery

See photos from the 2014 Your Town Alabama Workshop!

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YOUR TOWN ALABAMA 2015 Pre-register now and beat the rush!!

YOUR TOWN ALABAMA 2015: Wednesday September 2 through Friday the 4th Sign Up to be notified about Your Town Alabama 2015. Your Pre-registration does not assure you a spot in the 2015 Workshop, but you will be notified first. Visit the Workshop page to pre-register.

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ACE 2014 Star Awards Announced

NEWS RELEASE Contact:   Ms. Sidney Hoover, (205) 567-3248 AUBURN, ALABAMA. The Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) presented the 2014 ACE Star Awards at the annual Alabama Community Leadership Network (ACLN) Conference Award Luncheon on October 7, 2014 in Auburn, Alabama. The ACE Star Awards recognize those individuals who have performed above and beyond the […]

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Calling Alabama Preservation-Minded People – It’s Not Too Late!

Thursday, April 24 – Saturday, April 26 Calling Alabama Preservation-Minded People – It’s Not Too Late! That’s right, it’s not too late to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration special deal for the Alabama Preservation Conference. The 2014 Alabama Preservation Conference: Finding Your Historic Rhythm program and registration form are posted to the Alabama […]

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2014 Alabama Trails Conference

The 2014 Alabama Trails Conference, “Celebrating 75 Years of Service of Alabama State Parks” will be held April 10 – 11, 2014 at the beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge located in Guntersville, Alabama. The conference is the third trails conference highlighting Alabama’s top trails from the initial development through the entire growth process.

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Alabama State Parks Celebrate 75 Years of Service in 2014

From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian foothills, Alabama State Parks reflect every facet of the state’s rich natural landscape and in 2014 the state’s park system will celebrate a milestone — its 75th anniversary. Throughout the year, Alabama’s 22 state parks will host a variety of hikes, nature walks and programs, […]

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