Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program: January 26th & February 9th @ PC Golf Course 6pm-9pm

“The Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program’s first session scheduled for tonight at the Putnam County Golf Course has been CANCELLED.   Day 1 of the program will therefore be held on February 9th at the Putnam County Golf Club from 6 9 p.m. The rescheduled second session will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you on February 9th.”

Land Development and Conservation Opportunities and Challenges in Putnam County

Join the Land Use Law Center of Pace Law School and other Putnam County communities in an upcoming two-night land use training, facilitated discussion, and certification program. The training has been developed for zoning and planning board members, staff and members of local legislative bodies.

The program will be held on January 26th and February 9th at the Putnam County Golf Course at 187 Hill Street, Mahopac, NY 10541. We ask that you attend both dates, as the program builds upon the first evening’s event. The program will be offered free of charge and satisfies the four credit annual training requirement for local board members.

The program will commence at 6:00 p.m. and end at approximately 9:00 p.m. A light dinner will be available, so we encourage you to come early and get settled. After attending the training program, local board members will be provided a training certificate verifying their attendance at the program.

January 26th – The Land Use System: Opportunities and Challenges

This session will consist of a review of the land use system, roles of administrative, quasi-judicial and legislative boards, and the procedures they must follow. A hypothetical development project will be used to review this system. The program will also discuss comprehensive planning, zoning, and public engagement in land use decisions-making. Participants will be asked to briefly discuss their priority concern related to future land development and conservation related to their community. At the end of the evening, participants will be able to select advanced land use techniques that they would like to know more about on February 9th.

February 9th – Land Use Tools and Techniques in developing Sustainable Communities

This session will discuss the use of innovative land use techniques that both preserve natural resources and promote development in appropriate places.  Best practices from successful communities will be discussed. Questions will be taken on the numerous techniques available. The evening program will be based on the techniques selected by participants involved in the January 26th program.

Enclosed is a form for participation in this upcoming program.  You may RSVP for this program by filling out the form and returning it by fax, mail or email by January 16th.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact me, the program coordinator, Tiffany Zezula, at (914) 422-4034 or at

*The Land Use Law Center has been active in the training of municipal officials for the past 20 years.  The training program is designed to significantly benefit board members by developing and reinforcing local land use decision-making skills and by providing board members with strategic tools they need to address regional land use issues of critical importance.

TO REGISTER, FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORM: Putnam Training Announcement Form