July 2012                                                          

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Help the Community Development Office welcome the Town of Ridgway as Colorado's most recent candidate in the Main Street Program!  We applaud their efforts in maintaining the economic vitality of their downtown by becoming a Main Street candidate!  For more information on the Colorado Main Street Program and becoming a candidate community, please visit the website or contact Marc Cittone, AICP.
SAVE THE DATE! - September 15th Planning Commissioners Workshop 
The Department of Local Affairs, in partnership with the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is hosting a Planning Commissioners Workshop on September 15, 2012 at a location TBD in the Denver Metro region.  This is a terrific opportunity for elected officials, staff, interested citizens, and of course planning commissioners to educate themselves on the fundamentals of local land use planning and hear from experts on advanced legal practice, land use code development, our changing demographics, and more.  More details to follow soon!  Please contact Tareq Wafaie with any questions.


HAZARDS AND LONG-RANGE PLANNING  Following a devastating wildfire season, many Colorado local governments will undoubtedly review their policies, procedures, and regulatory frameworks with an eye toward preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery from the effects of natural and human-caused hazards.  Consideration for hazard mitigation, for instance, is often an afterthought for long-range planning mechanisms like the comprehensive plan.  As a document aimed at providing guidance for decision-making at the local level, the comprehensive plan can establish policies that truly protect the public health, safety, and welfare of their respective communities.  Adams County, Colorado is currently underway with a major revision of their comprehensive and transportation plans and their hazard identification and risk assessment under the project name - Imagine Adams County.  As an element of these updates, they are carefully examining natural and man-made hazards to integrate effective policies that foster the safe growth and development of Adams County.  To learn more about this innovative project, visit the Imagine Adams County website at imagineadamscounty.com.    
JUST WRAPPED UP A PROJECT?  ADOPTED A NEW PLAN?  The Community Development Office is continuously building its online resource library.  The resource library offers sample plans, policies, regulations, publications and handouts, and useful links in an effort to reduce research time and provide a tool for comparison. We encourage you to visit the resource library and submit your sample plans to the CDO team in digital format.  Your contributions make this tool stronger!
Upcoming Events 

For more upcoming events information, please visit our partners' calendars:


APA Colorado upcoming events page

CBF events calendar

CCI calendar

CML event calendar 

DCI community calendar


For more opportunities, please visit:

APA Colorado's jobs page

Planetizen's jobs page

CML's CareerLink


Want to include an opportunity in our next listserv?  Email Tareq Wafaie


News, Funding, and Other Announcements 
About the Community Development Office (CDO)
Our Smart Growth and Main Street team is made up of community development specialists with expertise in land use and economic development.  We are always available to assist Colorado local governments with related issues.

Marc Cittone, AICP, Main Street Specialist
Andy Hill, CDO Director
KC McFerson, CDO Summer Intern
Stephanie Troller, Main Street Coordinator
Tareq Wafaie, AICP, Community Development Specialist - Land Use 

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