Archives

 

Events Calendar

Contact Us

Recent News

CELEBRATE FARM TO SCHOOL

Chef in the Classroom program at area schools connects students to food | Oct. 8, 2018

OCTOBER IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR PLANTING BULBS!

Lunchtime Learning in Monticello with Sullivan Renaissance | Sep. 24, 2018

MUNICIPAL FORUM WILL FOCUS ON CODE ENFORCEMENT AND DESIGN OF PUBLIC SPACES

| Sep. 12, 2018

Photo Galleries

Photo One2017 Awards Ceremony
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

Photo One2017 Annual Conference
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

Photo OneSolar Renaissance
Sullivan Renaissance partners with NYSERDA

More Galleries...

2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004 

MUNICIPAL FORUM WILL FOCUS ON CODE ENFORCEMENT AND DESIGN OF PUBLIC SPACES

September 12, 2018

[FERNDALE] – Sullivan Renaissance will host a Municipal Forum on Wednesday, September 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale.  The Forum will feature two dynamic speakers sharing research and presenting on code enforcement and healthy communities; both issues of relevance to municipal officials, community leaders and volunteers.

Karen Black of May 8 Consulting is an author and national lecturer on strategies to reactivate vacant and abandoned properties. She will discuss how municipalities can address blight, and share best practices from around the country -- including strategic code enforcement -- that have been effective in improving property condition and stimulating new investment in distressed communities.

Bryan Ross, a Planner with the Center for Active Design, will share research demonstrating that community health and the quality of civic life is directly associated with the design and upkeep of public spaces. Attendees will learn about the newly published Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines, a groundbreaking playbook for creating well-designed and well-maintained public spaces as a force for building community trust and healing divisions in local communities.

It is not necessary to be a municipal official or be part of a town planning or zoning board to attend this seminar. Planning and Zoning Board members will receive a certificate of completion for continuing education credit, but everyone is welcome. 

Pre-registration is requested and refreshments will be served. To register, visit SullivanRenaissance.org or call the Sullivan Renaissance office at 845-295-2445.  Event details can also be found on the Sullivan Renaissance Facebook page.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development initiative principally funded by the Gerry Foundation with additional support from Bold Gold Media Group, the River Reporter, the Sullivan County Democrat, DVEight and the Times Herald Record.