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

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn topic,

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Glenn Pape-Ag Economic Development Plans

We are back to meeting in person. This will be a live event at Geona Twp Hall.  No Zoom capabilities are available for this event.

12 PM - 1 PM

Genoa Township Hall

2911 Dorr Road

Brighton, MI

Join us for another live event as we hear from Glenn Pape, a private practice consultant who will speak on the topic of agricultural economic development plans. Glenn worked for MSU Extension as a Regional Land Policy and Land Use Educator for 12 years and as a Program Coordinator for the Michigan Citizen Planner series. Glenn's research is focused on regional strategic planning and place. He has a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Economics from Central Michigan University and graduate work with CMU with a research focus on non-market valuation methodologies of natural resource amenities. We look forward to hearing from Glenn and his expertise on this topic and how these plans can benefit our local communities and economy.

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Glenn Pape

Principal Consultant 

Data Driven Urban Design

Detroit Metropolitan Area

Here’s How "Planners Luncheon" 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:
  • Kathleen 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.

 Check out our new Zoom Video Youtube Channel

Livingston County Department of Planning YouTube Channel

Beginning December 2020, all Planners Luncheon get-togethers will be videotaped for those that weren't able to join us originally and for those that wish to review the discussion one more time. Enjoy!!

 Planners Lunch and Learn Series - Session Information

Planners Lunch and Learn Series - Session Information

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


Livingston County High-Quality Natural Area Assessment and Land Conservation and Preservation
Rob Stanford, Principal Planner , Livingston County Planning Department

Sara Thomas, President/Land Acquisition, Livingston Land Conservancy

Kris Olsson, Watershed Ecologist, Huron River Watershed Council
Livingston County High Quality Natural Areas Assessment 2022

Kris Olsson Huron River Watershed Presentation

Sara Thomas Livingston Land Conservancy Presentation


NovemberReducing Light Pollution for Night Sky ViewingRobert Parrish
Vice-President of the Cass County Parks and Recreation Board
Reducing Light Pollution for Dark Sky Viewing.pdf
JulyEnvironmental 101: What You Need To Know!

Doug Brown and Rick Welsh

ASTI Environmental

Environmental 101 What You Need To Know
AprilRural Broadband Access Update
Dan Manning

Community Technology Advisor                           Connected Nation Michigan

Rural Broadband Access Update
March US-23 Flex Route Extension

Kari Martin and Mike Davis

University Region Planners
Michigan Department of Transportation

US-23 Flex Route Extension


December Livingston County Trails Plan and Local Trails Panel
Kathleen Kline-Hudson
Livingston County Dept. of Planning

Norm Cox
Greenway Collaborative, Inc.

Carolynn Prudhomme
Greenway Collaborative, Inc.

Nina Kelly
Huron Clinton Metroparks

Andrew Haapala
Island Lake Recreation Area

Dennis Brennan
Putnam Township

Mark St. Charles
Green Oak Township

Henry Outlaw
City of Brighton

Brian Vick
Charter Township of Brighton

See Video Link Above


December SEMCOG Regional Economic Development Plan Community Input Session
Kevin A. Johnson

Kevin Vettraino

Economic and Community Vitality

SEMCOG Economic Development Input Session

Future Skills Preparing For The Changing World Of Work

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

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan

Ford School of Public Policy and the Graham Sustainability Institute

Planning for Renewable Energy Presentation

Renewable Energy Resources

Michigan Zoning Database
September Wedding / Event Barns John Enos,   

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:
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

Anna Zinkel:
Lead Business Development Mgr                          

Julia Upfal:
Business Development Mgr

Livingston County Ann Arbor SPARK  

EDC_Spark Presentation


Water Resources Plan for SE Michigan

Kelly Karll:

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

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"
Nancy Russo:
LMSW -  Executive Director

Susan Philips
Community Investments Director

Livingston County United Way:

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:
Manager- 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 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:

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
Laura Rubin
Kris Olsson
Ric Lawson

Huron River Watershed Council

HRWC Information on Green Infrastructure
Understanding the Livingston County Permitting Process
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

Livingston County Government:

FINAL 2013 Permit Guidebook
Green Infrastructure
Amy Mangus:
Deputy Executive Director


Bill Parkus:
Great Lakes Restoration Planner


Agribusiness and MSU Farm Energy Audits
Steve Pugsley, AICP, PCP:

Midwest Renewable Energy, LLC

Michigan State Farm Energy Audit Program


Placemaking and Quality Communities For an Aging Population
Richard Carlisle, AICP, PCP:

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:

The Greenway Collaborative, Inc

Brian Pawlik:

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:
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:

Howell Chamber of Commerce

Advantage Livingston