Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series
Livingston County, MichiganPlanningPlanners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series

Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series

 Our Quarterly Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series

To Learn about our next upcoming

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn topic,

Click the link below:

Brown Bag October 30th Renewable Energy


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Here’s How It Works:

Host Community:


  • Suggest a topic for the Brown Bag Lunch.
  • Suggest speaker for this topic.
  • Suggest a Monday or Wednesday during the month that your hall (or other location of special interest in your community) would be available for this noon time event.
  • E-mail these suggestions to County Planning
  • Contact County Planning Staff:
  • Scott Barb:
  • Rob Stanford:
  • Kathleeen Kline-Hudson:

 Livingston County Planning:

  • Will contact and schedule speaker based on your recommendations.

  • Will promote the event.

  • Will facilitate the event or share this responsibility with a community representative.

 Planners Lunch and Learn Series - Past Session Information

Planners Lunch and Learn Series - Past Session Information

Date: Topic: Presenters: Session Materials - Click on link(s) below:


October​Planning for Renewable Energy
Dr. Sarah Mills,   
Senior Project Manager

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
​SeptemberWedding / Event BarnsJohn Enos,   
Watershed Planner

Carlisle Wortman
Wedding and Event Barns
June Water Stewardship
Dan Brown,   
Watershed Planner

Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC)

Trevor Layton,      

Communications Specialist

Katherine Granthum,    Environmental Planner



Introduction to the USDA and Overview of Rural Utilities Service Programs Anthony Tindall,    General Field Representative (GFR)   Indiana, Michigan, Ohio

United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development

USDA Rural Utilities Service Programs


December Transportation Coalition -
The Livingston County Transit Master Plan

Sarah Lagpacan, Transportation Planner

Josh Bocks, Senior Transportation Planner


Ann Marie Kerby,     Urban Planner


LETS - Livingston County Transit Master Plan

October Right to Farm Act
Catherine P. Kaufman:
Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman, P.C
Right to Farm Act Issues

MDARD: Michigan Right to Farm Act and GAAMPS info
June Solar Ordinances Stephen A. Delie:
Fahey, Schultz, Burzych, Rhodes PLC

Kendall O'Conner:
Fahey, Schultz, Burzych, Rhodes PLC

Solar Ordinances Seven Common Questions and Answers

Presentation- 7 Common Questions Regarding Solar Ordinances
May Parks and Recreation Initiatives Mark St. Charles:
Green Oak Charter Township Supervisor

Pat Hohl:
Hamburg Township Supervisor

William Bamber:
Oceola Township Supervisor


US-23 Flex Route
Kari Martin:
Regional Planner
Michigan Dept. of Transportation
US-23 Flex Route
SEMCOG 2045 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan - Local Input Meeting
Trevor Brydon:
SEMCOG Planner- Plan/Policy Development
SEMCOG 2045 RTP Information

SEMCOG 2045 RTP Interactive Survey
Local Expertise in Livingston County
Scott Pacheo:
Hamburg Twp Zoning Administrator
Annette McNamara:
Marion Twp Zoning Administrator
Tim Schmitt:
City of Howell Community Development Director

Marion Twp Event Barn

Marion Twp Agricultural Based Tourism Entertainment Activities

Marion Twp Special Purpose District

Hamburg Accessory Dwelling Units


SPARK: Economic Development in Livingston County

Livingston County Ann Arbor SPARK                                   

Anna Zinkel:
Lead Business Development Mgr

Julia Upfal:
Business Development Mgr        

EDC_Spark Presentation


Water Resources Plan for SE Michigan

Kelly Karll:
Engineer-Plan Implementation

Devan Rostorfer:
Environmental Planner-Plan Implementation

Agenda-Livingston County Stakeholder Input Session

Livingston County Stakeholder Input Session Presentation
Livingston County Senior Population Issues

Jim McGuire:
Director of Research, Policy Development and Advocacy-Area Agency on Aging 1-B

Nancy Russo, LMSW:
Executive Director- Livingston County United Way, Member- Livingston Leadership Council on Aging

Fact Sheet Older Adults 2015

Livingston County Data Toolkit - Senior Data

LLCOA Member Packet

Communities for a Lifetime Materials
Sign Regulations
Chris Patterson:
Fahey, Schulz, Burzych, Rhodes
2016.04.12 Brown Bag Lunch Series - What Direction is the Supreme Court Pointing with Sign Regulations (handouts)
Livingston County Master Plan Public Participation Survey

Livingston County Planning Department Staff

Kathleen Kline-Hudson, AICP, PEM:

Rob Stanford, AICP, PEM:
Principal Planner

Scott Barb, AICP, PEM:
Principal Planner

Master Plan Public Participation

Government Leaders Master Plan Survey Results


The ALICE Report for Livingston County aka: "Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed"
Livingston County United Way:
Nancy Russo:
LMSW -  Executive Director
Susan Philips:
Community Investments Director
ALICE Report For Livingston County
SEMCOG Regional Economic Plan
Susan Philips:
CAE – Mgr Plan and Policy Development    
Amy Malmer:
Membership Manager
Natalie Youakim:
Plan and Policy Development
SEMCOG CEDS Presentation

SEMCOG Economic Development website

SEMCOG Corridor Toolkit
A Panel Addressing Road Millages and Local Mud Bogging Regulations
Michael Sedlak:
Clerk-Green Oak Charter Twp

James Wickman:
Mgr- Hartland Twp

Robert Hanvey:
Supervisor- Marion Twp

Ron Rau:
Supervisor-Putnam Twp
Green Oak Road Millage Newsletter

Marion Township Special Event Ordinance

Marion Township Special Event Permit Application

Putnam Township Outdoor Assembly Ordinance

Putnam Township Outdoor Assembly Permit Application

Green Oak Twp Road Millage Info

Hartland Twp Road Millage Info
Broadband in Michigan and Livingston County: Status, Developments and Future
Dan Manning:
Community Technology Advisor-Southern Michigan Connect Michigan
Broadband Service

Final Livingston County MI Technology Action Plan


Back By Popular Demand: An Update-WALLY and Green Infrastructure Vision for SE Michigan
Michael Benham:
Strategic Transportation Planner- Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

Amy Mangus:
Deputy Executive Director-SEMCOG
SEMCOG Green Infrastructure

North-South Commuter Rail Status Report Nov 2014
Natural Advantage: The Power of Parks and Recreation in a Place-Based Economy
Ann Conklin:
COO-Michigan Recreation and Park Association
The Power of Parks and Recreation in a Place Based Economy
Building Community Food Services
Kathryn Colasanti:
Academic Specialist-MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
Erin Perdu, AICP:
Community Development Director, City of Howell, and Owner & Principal, ENP & Associates

Hydraulic Fracturing, Water Use, and Proposed Rules Changes
Adam Wygant:
Section Chief, State of Michigan- Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals
Livingston County Fracking


Promoting and Preserving the Huron River Watershed
Huron River Watershed Council:
Laura Rubin
Kris Olsson
Ric Lawson
HRWC Information on Green Infrastructure
Understanding the Livingston County Permitting Process
Livingston County Government:
Jim Rowell: Building Dept
Ken Recker: Drain Commission
Kim Hiller: Road Commission
Matt Bolang: Environmental Health
Leslie Coffman: County GIS
Sandon Lettieri: County GIS
Kathleen Kline-Hudson: Planning
FINAL 2013 Permit Guidebook
Green Infrastructure
Amy Mangus:
Deputy Executive Director- SEMCOG
Bill Parkus:
Great Lakes Restoration Planner-
Agribusiness and MSU Farm Energy Audits
Steve Pugsley, AICP, PCP:
President-Midwest Renewable Energy, LLC
Michigan State Farm Energy Audit Program


Placemaking and Quality Communities For an Aging Population
Richard Carlisle, AICP, PCP:
President - Carlisle Wortman Associates, Inc
MiPlace: Communities to Invest In, Communities to Grow In
Choices: The Case for WALLY Commuter Rail
Michael Benham:
Strategic Planner-Ann Arbor Transportation Authority


Placemaking with Greenways, Bicycle Facilities & Non-motorized Facilities
Norman D. Cox:
President-The Greenway Collaborative, Inc
Brian Pawlik:
Planner-Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel & GIS, SEMCOG

Placemaking with Greenways

Walkable / Bikeable Community Audits

Medical Marijuana
James Ribbron:
St. Clair County MSU Extension
David Haywood:
Zoning Development Director-City of Mason
Medical Marijuana Puzzle Unfolds

Medical Marijuana


Low Impact Development
Mark St. Charles:
Supervisor-Green Oak Charter Twp
Green Oak Twp - Local Environmental Information

SEMCOG Low Impact Development Manual

LID Presentation Livingston County Meeting
Complete Streets
William K. Fahey:
Municipal Attorney-Fahey, Schultz, Burzych, Rhodes PLC
Fahey - Complete Streets

"Advantage Livingston" - Strategic Economic Plan for the County

Glenn Pape:
Regional Land Policy Educator-MSU Extension SE Region
Pat Convery
President-Howell Chamber of Commerce

Advantage Livingston