2012 Hike up the Mountain
A Big Thank You from the RPC
34th Annual RPC Conference: A Great Success!
Networking, Skill-building Mark Rural Planners Conference
he 34th Annual Virginia Rural Planning Caucus Conference was a great success; again bringing together rural planners, consultants, local government administrators and other friends of rural planning over an exciting three-day event from October 17-19, 2012. Some 75 attendees from across Virginia met in a spirit of friendship and professional development atop Salt Pond Mountain at Mountain Lake Hotel in Giles County, Virginia.
With three days of great programming cumulating in the Thursday evening Octoberfest dinner, followed by humorous entertainment from the Big Lick comedy group and concluding in the ever popular awards ceremony Thursday night, the RPC conference was the place to be to compare experiences, exchange views and hone your rural and small town planning skills.
Participants experienced Rural Planning firsthand and learned about opportunities to better innovate and invigorate rural communities. The conference had a full schedule of sessions on rural and small town land use topics as well as a mobile workshop, "Lost Communities of Virginia" touring several nearby communities mentioned in the book of the same name. A special thank you to our sponsors, executive board and supporters who made this conference possible.
RPC provides educational and professional development opportunities to rural and small town planning professionals to help them understand the bottom-line about new legislation, share innovative ideas and gain more efficient planning tools and techniques to accomplish everyday tasks. To learn about future RPC conferences, please visit the website at www.rpcva.org.
Click below to view a copy of our 2012 conference agenda: