The The Wyoming Planning Association (WYOPASS) will be hosting their annual fall conference at the Best Western Tower’s West Lodge in Gillette September 11-13. The theme of the conference is Energy in Planning: Plan for a Brighter Tomorrow. The conference will attract approximately 100 Planners, Planning Commissioners and other planning and community development officials from across the state of Wyoming, western South Dakota and southeastern Montana.
The conference will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase Gillette, Wright and Campbell County, include the community’s new capital facilities and projects, Gillette’s plan for revitalization of downtown, as well as the City and County’s recent efforts in updating their Comprehensive Plans.
Several sessions will be presented on a variety of planning topics including downtown planning, rural transportation planning and GIS. Several sessions will focus on local projects, including a presentation on the Madison Regional Water Project, the Campbell County Coal Belt Transportation Study and the City of Gillette’s Stormwater Planning efforts.
The keynote speaker of the conference will be Marion Loomis, the Executive Director of the Wyoming Mining Association. He will speak about the future of mining in Wyoming and planning for energy development in the future. The group will also host their annual awards banquet at the Durham Buffalo Ranch with a special video presentation from Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi.
The Campbell County and City of Gillette Planning Departments are putting on the conference, along with sponsorships from local surveying, planning and engineering firms. For more information, or to register for the conference, visit www.wyopass.org
Megan Nelms, AICP, Campbell County’s Planner & Zoning Administrator also serves as WYOPASS President.