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March 22, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 7:30 pm

$20 – $250

Our Spring Quarterly business meeting & seminar will be held at The Falls Event Center on Thursday, March 22nd, located at 21 Front Street in Manchester.

The daytime seminar will focus on relevent permitting, zoning, and planning issues in the state of New Hampshire. The lineup consists of representation from AARP New Hampshire talking about planning for New Hampshire’s aging population. We will then transition to currently practicing land surveyors in the state outlining and discussing local, state, and federal permitting pertinent to land surveyors on projects. This will be followed up with a legal update. The Quarterly Business Meeting will then take place followed by the dinner and evening speaker.

New Hampshire’s Aging Population and How to Plan for It

By 2030 almost one-third of New Hampshire’s population will be older than 65. Most aging Baby Boomers prefer to “age in place.” Municipalities can plan for an aging population by creating livable, healthy communities. Hear from these experts about demographic trends and ways to meet the needs of older residents.

Todd C. Fahey, J.D.

Mr. Fahey was appointed State Director of AARP New Hampshire in 2014 after a 20-year legal career. He was a director at the Concord law firm of Orr and Reno where he counseled nonprofit organizations. Mr. Fahey has served on several nonprofit boards and is a past member of the Bow Zoning Board of Adjustment. Mr. Fahey holds a Bachelor’s in English from Columbia College, Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.

Permitting for Land Surveyors

Review the permitting process for projects at the local, state and federal levels. Submission requirements and timing of different applications will be discussed. NHLSA members will discuss their experience, both good and bad, in the permitting and submitting process.
Questions will be taken to address concerns and reaffirm beneficial approaches to permitting.
Roundtable volunteers, please contact Eric Mitchell.

Eric Mitchell is the President of Eric C. Mitchell & Associates, Inc. (ECM), a Land Survey, Engineering and Land Planning firm in Bedford, New Hampshire. ECM has been performing land surveys, subdivisions, commercial site plans and environmental permitting since 1982. Eric has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and is a Licensed Land Surveyor, Certified Wetlands Scientist and Licensed Septic System Designer in the State of New Hampshire. He is currently the Vice President and past Director of the New Hampshire Land Surveyor Association and a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Legal Update

This session will review recent New Hampshire Supreme Court decisions involving land use issues and the impact they have on municipal planning and zoning. Recently enacted and pending legislation that affects the responsibilities and authority of municipal planning and zoning boards will also be discussed.

Benjamin D. Frost, Esq.

Attorney Frost is the Director of Public Affairs at NH Housing Finance Authority where he coordinates federal and state legislative matters and provides direct technical assistance to municipalities that want to develop regulations to promote affordable housing. He serves as the NH Housing Finance’s representative on the NH Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Board. He held previous positions such as Senior Planner with the NH Office of Energy and Planning, Executive Director of the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, and as a planner and administrator in local and regional government in New Hampshire and elsewhere. Attorney Frost is the former Chair of the Municipal Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. He serves as the Treasurer of the NH Planners Association, as the Treasurer of the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Attorney Frost holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Geography with a Soviet/Russian focus from Colgate University and Syracuse University, respectively, and a law degree from Cornell Law School with a concentration in business law
and regulation.

After dinner, join us as we welcome back K O Bisson of Manchester Safety Specialists. K O typically holds an “in the round” presentation featuring basic first aid situations and actions that one might encounter at work, in the home, or at play. Her low-key and engaging manner carry through to make her presentations “Fun … Engaging … Educational!” That is an understatement, as her way of drawing in and interacting with the attendees is unique; you will learn a lot.

For those who would like to stay in Manchester overnight, the following hotels are available (see back of registration form).


Tentative Seminar Schedule – 2.0 CEUs

7:30-8:00am Registration + The Falls Continental Breakfast
8:00-11:00 New Hampshire’s Aging Population and How to Plan for it
10:00-10:15 Break – Coffee & Tea refresh
11:00-12:00pm Permitting for Land Surveyors
12:00pm-1:00pm Buffet Lunch: The Sandwich Board: assorted deli sandwiches & wraps; ham roast beef, turkey, tuna salad, chicken salad; vegetables & hummus, garden salad, sliced fruit platter, chips; dessert: cookies & brownies
1:00-2:00 Permitting for Land Surveyors – continued
Afternoon Break – Soda, bottled water
2:00-4:00 Legal Update

Meeting Schedule – 1.0 CEU for 2 meetings per year

4:00 – 4:45 Social: Italian meatballs, chicken quesadilla trumpets, veggie spring rolls Committee meetings
4:45 – 6:00 Business Meeting
6:00 – 7:00 Plated Dinner: Choice of Chicken Parmesan with Marinara or Baked Haddock. Includes: Ceasar salad, seasonal vegetable medley, oven roasted potatoes,
Dessert:  chocolate cake
7:30 KO Bisson – Manchester Safety Specialists



March 22, 2018
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
$20 – $250




The Falls Event Center
21 Front Street
Manchester, NH United States
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