Announcing the recipients of Smart Growth America's 2014 free technical assistance

Market Street  Portsmouth, NHMarket Street in Portsmouth, NH, one of 2014’s free technical assistance recipients. Photo by Harvey Barrison, via Flickr.

Smart Growth America is pleased to announce the 18 communities selected to receive a free workshop in 2014 as part of our free technical assistance program.

Each year, Smart Growth America makes a limited number of technical assistance workshops available to interested communities for zero cost. This competitive award gives communities a chance to understand the technical aspects of smart growth development through a one- or two-day workshop on a subject of their choosing.

“Smart Growth America is committed to providing the tools and training to help community leaders keep their cities and towns livable, sustainable and economically prosperous places,” said Smart Growth America Vice President Roger Millar. “We are excited about working with each of these communities to develop local solutions that support thriving neighborhoods now and for generations to come.”

Smart Growth America’s 2014 free technical assistance recipients are:

  • City of Emmett, ID*
  • City of Green River, Wyoming
  • City of Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • City of Huntington, West Virginia
  • City of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • City of Memphis, Tennessee
  • City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • City of Salisbury, Maryland
  • City of San Diego, California
  • County of Kauai, Hawaii
  • Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Iowa
  • East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Florida
  • Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of Poplar, Montana
  • Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments, Texas
  • Pasco County, Florida
  • Person County, North Carolina
  • Town of Queensbury, New York

*This workshop has been cancelled.

The 18 communities selected to receive assistance this year exhibited strong interest in and need for smart growth tools, and clearly demonstrated a commitment from local business, community and political leaders to implement local smart growth solutions.

This program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities under its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. The Building Blocks program funds quick, targeted assistance to communities that face common development problems.

Additional assistance available
In addition to our free awards, Smart Growth America offers technical assistance workshops for a fee, ranging from beginner introductions to advanced implementation. Our workshops are designed to engage elected officials, local government staff, other community leaders and interested citizens. Learn more about our technical assistance workshops >>

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