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Black Hills Planners Mini Conference - West River SDPA Luncheon

  • January 27, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Barns at Aspen Acres, 11011 Kellem Lane, Spearfish SD 57783

Black Hills Planners - West River Mini Conference

UPDATE: We will send an email to all registrants by 6:00 am on Friday re: this event if we decide to cancel. The re-scheduled date would be Fri, Feb 17 same time, same speakers hopefully!

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Proposed schedule of events:


8:30-8:45 am  Registration & Networking

8:45 - 9:15 am Roundtable Discussion - Coffee Chat! Let's visit about Planning! Bring your topics!
Session 1 9:15 - 10:30 am

Jennifer Sietsema- Black Hills Council of Local Govt will discuss Hazard Mitigation Plans with examples of how planners can help ensure we are meeting the new social injustice and climate change requirements.

10:30-10:45 am  Break
Session 2 10:45-12:00 pm

Tia Berens - owner of Barns at Aspen Acres and Amber Vogt, Lawrence County  Planning & Zoning Director will have a discussion around the process of a CUP and the behind the scenes frustrations and operations of a business with a CUP within the County.

12:00-12:30 pm Eat Jimmy Johns Lunch
Session 3 12:30-1:30 pm Dana Foreman and Tim Hartmann from KLJ will present about the issues affecting the water supply [storage, drought, pumping, etc] and possible ordinance/policy framework for water restrictions. With an update from on the Western Dakota Regional Water System. 

1:30 - 2:00 pm Wrap Up & Roundtable discussion - take what you learned today talk about it or what else do you have going on! A little update on Airports and Zoning and Land Use Compatibility with Kent Penney with KLJ Engineering. 

South Dakota Planners Association

c/o Adam Roach

Address: 231 N. Dakota Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57104 

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