What:  Fall Conference 2004:  "Sustainability"
When:  Saturday, November 20, 2004, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Room 310, Capitol Building, Hartford, parking available on site
(CD of Fall Conference now available: contact webmaster: webmaster@lwvweston.org )

Panel, followed by a Question-and-Answer Period (9:30-11:45 a.m.)

Chester L. Arnold, UCONN Center for Land use Education and Research
Changing Connecticut Landscape

Curt Johnson, Staff Attorney, CT Fund for the Environment
Development and the Environment

John DeStefano, Mayor, New Haven, and chair, Blue Ribbon Commission on Property Tax Burden and Smart Growth Incentives
Effect of the Property Tax on Planning for Development

Lewis J. Wallace, co-chair, Planning and Development Committee, CT General Assembly
Role of Citizens in Developing Policies for Growth

Richard E. Heapes, Founding Principal, Street-Works LLC; Partner, BBS Development LLC
Role of Business in the Development of Policies for Growth

Luncheon (12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.)

Speaker: David LeVasseur, Intergovernmental Policy Division, OPM


Cost (includes light continental breakfast and lunch): $20.00

Please make check payable to LWVCTEF, and mail it, with the tear-off, by November 15, to:
LWVCTEF, 1890 Dixwell Ave., #113, Hamden, CT 06514-3183

I will attend the Conference. My check for $20, made out to "LWVCTEF" is enclosed.

Name: ____________________________ League: _________________________

Phone: ______________________ e-mail: __________________________


Follow-up unrelated to 2004 Fall Conference...from a university think-tank:  how about the general subject of sustainability?

"A Brief History of Sustainability

The modern concept of “sustainability” may best be understood as the integration of very rich but often separate conversations about ecological stewardship, sound economic practices, and social responsibility.
The conceptual components associated with sustainability have a long history, even though the term itself—at least as it relates to ecologically sustainable economic development—was popularized only in the mid to late 1980s."

Great meeting, great speakers, great questions...just to illustrate exactly how good this Fall Conference was, one of the speakers, just before lunch break, asked to address the meeting and said he was awed by the quality...of the other speakers!  Now that is praise indeed!  (P.S.  He himself gave a spectacular presentation on the Changing Connecticut Landscape.)