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

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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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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