What Participants Say

“No longer will I hold back!  The Your Town Alabama program exceeded my expectations.  Going home to recruit more decision makers and leaders to attend next year.  The workshop is very much worth the investment of money and time.”

– Quote from YT Class Participant.

“This is the workshop full of love, information and learning to help build our community.”

– Quote from YT Class Participant.

“The ideas and connections you will make from Your Town won’t compare to any other conference.  I’ll use the energy, connections, ideas, and knowledge for years to come.”

– 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.

“Your Town Alabama helped me see the people who truly are about Alabama and want to do something about it.”

– Gloria Helms - http://www.eufaulaalabama.com

Your Town Reunion

Oftentimes, we are so busy with our regular lives that we fail to look back and celebrate our accomplishments.  Since 1998, Your Town has graduated over 1,100 alumni – including you !!! So, to celebrate 20 years in 2018, Your Town Alabama is suspending the regular workshop to celebrate the accomplishments of Your Town alumni […]

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Your Town Alabama 2017

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2017 Your Town Registration Opens April 3, 2017!

Dear Small Town Community Leader: April 3, 2017 The 2017 Your Town Alabama Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 – Friday, September 1, 2017 at Camp McDowell, located near Nauvoo, AL, in Walker County. This letter includes essential information and application instructions for this year’s annual workshop, Your Town Alabama’s 19th year anniversary. The […]

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Creative Placemaking throughout the United States.

PRESS CONTACT: Victoria Hutter, hutterv@arts.gov, 202-682-5692 PROGRAM CONTACT: Katryna Carter, carterk@arts.gov, 202-682-5047 How to Do Creative Placemaking New Book and December 6 National Convening Explore Creative Placemaking Event to be Livestreamed. Follow conversations at #creativeplace Washington, DC— In its ongoing commitment to producing resources for community engagement with the arts, the National Endowment for the […]

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Your Town Alabama 2016

What a great workshop!!! Thanks to all the staff and volunteers and to the 2016 participants for making it another wonderful year! Download the Press Release Here Found out who has been to Your Town in year’s past here.   Download the group photo here in full size.  

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Your Town Alabama 2016 Registration Opens April 1

Do you know someone who should attend a Your Town Alabama Workshop? Have you always intended to come but never made the time? Now’s your chance! Registration opens on April 1, 2016. Register early to make sure that there is a space for you and help take YOUR community into the future! Learn more here.

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Your Town 2015

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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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