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Notice on 1000 Friends annual meeting - Wisconsin

>Land Use In Wisconsin: Taking Action
>1000 Friends of Wisconsin Annual Conference
>March 31, 1998
>Stevens Point, Wisconsin
>1000 Friends of Wisconsin is holding its second Annual Meeting and
>Conference --Land Use in Wisconsin: Taking Action -- at the Best Western
>Hotel in Stevens Point on March 31, 1998.  
>The morning's Annual Membership Meeting will provide an opportunity to
>review the accomplishments of 1000 Friends since we opened our offices in
>April 1997.  After lunch, Dr. Stephen Born will deliver the keynote
>address. Dr. Born is a professor of Urban and Regional Planning at
>UW-Madison and was director of Wisconsin's Planning Office between 1974 and
>1977.  He will provide conference participants with an historical overview
>of efforts to reform Wisconsin's land use framework and highlight current
>opportunities for reform.
>The afternoon's agenda includes two consecutive workshops. The first
>workshop, A Land Use Legislative Agenda, will be led by David Cieslewicz,
>Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin; Walter Kuhlmann an
>attorney with years of experience in natural resources and local government
>law; and Larry Kirch director of planning for the city of La Crosse and
>board member of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin.  The workshop will serve to
>introduce and discuss 1000 Friends' 1999 legislative agenda and take
>comments from participants.
>The second workshop, Grassroots Organizing for Land Use Reform, will
>present examples of successful activism for land use reform at the local
>level.  Panelists represent a wide range of approaches to land use reform:
>from a regional effort that has brought a variety of stakeholders together
>to improve water quality on the Fox-Wolf watersheds, to an individual's
>fight for farmland preservation and sound land use in her community through
>personal involvement in local government. 
>Registration deadline is March 20th, 1998.  Registration is $20 for members
>and students and $35 for non-members.  Exhibit space will be available for
>posters and displays.  Member organizations have no space cost and
>non-members will be charged a $15 fee.  For information or to register
>contact 1000 Friends of Wisconsin at (608) 259-1000 or e-mail:
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>1000 Friends of Wisconsin is a non-profit grassroots organization working
>to promote sound land use policies and decision-making in Wisconsin.  We
>have over 1,200 members from over 230 communities from throughout 
>10:00 am - 10:30 am
>Annual Meetings
>10:30 am - 11:30 am
>Land Use Institute 10:30-11:00 am
>1000 Friends of Wisconsin 11:00-11:30 am
>11:30 am - 12:45 pm
>Keynote:  A Time for Action
>Dr. Stephen Born
>Department of Urban and Regional 
>Planning, University of  Wisconsin-Madison
>A Land Use Legislative Agenda for 1999
>12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
>Dave Cieslewicz, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin
>Larry Kirch, Planning Director, City of La Crosse
>Walter Kuhlmann, Attorney, Davis & Kuelthau
>2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
>Grassroots Organizing for Land Use Reform
>3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
>Bruce Johnson, Fox-Wolf Basin 2000, Appleton
>Heidi Helgeson, Troy Township, St. Croix County
>Ron Thomas, Sustainable Racine
>Jan Zimmerman, Lake Waubesa Conservation Org.
>Social Hour
>5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
>Caryl Terrell, Legislative Coordinator
>John Muir Chapter- Sierra Club
>222 So Hamilton St #1
>Madison WI 53703-3201
>(608-256-0565 voice, 256-4562 fax)
>"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
>change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  - Margaret