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

Your Town 2014 Workshop Registration Extended to April 30

Don’t miss out on the 2014 workshop! Register today to assure your space! Hurry!!!! Register today! Learn more about the workshop here.

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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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Alabama Road Trips book released

More than 100 cities across the state and their attractions are featured in a new book titled Alabama Road Trips. The colorful 144-page hardcover book was produced by The Birmingham News/Alabama Media Group in cooperation with the Alabama Tourism Department and covers the state by geographic region, starting in North Alabama and ending with the […]

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Smart Growth America—Free Technical Assistance Workshops

Smart Growth America is accepting applications to provide free technical assistance workshops in 2014. Over a dozen different types of workshops are offered to cities, counties, Indian tribes, and regional governments interested in achieving their local goals through better development strategies. These workshops are funded under a grant to Smart Growth America from EPA’s Office […]

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Webinar: When Main Street is a State Highway

How should we manage the conflicts that emerge when Main Street is also a state highway? This webinar will provide a framework for addressing the conflicts inherent in the various roles we ask our main streets to perform, from carrying regional traffic to serving as parade routes, from handling heavy trucks to providing access to […]

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Realtors® Survey Finds Mixed-Use, Walkable Communities Preferred

American consumers prefer walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and shorter commutes when choosing a community, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors®. Six in 10 respondents favored a neighborhood with a mix of houses, stores, and other businesses within walking distance, rather than neighborhoods that require more driving time between home, work, and […]

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