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					                Program Goals:
■ Share ideas for quality of life in towns & cities — the original
                                                                                                                            Living Towns                               “Living Towns”
                                                                                                                                                                 “Living Towns” is a place-centered growth strategy for



                                                                                                                                 2004
smart growth strategy.                                                                                                                                        Virginia’s Northern Shenandoah Valley (NSV) counties that
■ Enhance preservation and maintenance of the Shenandoah
Valley’s historic and natural heritage with priority given to the
                                                                                                                                                              wish to balance rural and urban serviced growth within their
retention of historic structures, landscapes and community                                                                                                    boundaries and avoid border to border suburbanization.
values.                                                                                                                                                          Networked by the relationships and roads of its historic
■ Utilize heritage themes of the Colonial period, the early                                                                                                   settlement, access within and to this mid-Atlantic region has
national era, the westward movement of settlers and the early                                                                                                 been enhanced by modern transportation and communications.
20th Century for community identity, development and tourism.
■ Participate in local and regional research and interpretation of
                                                                                                                                                              Using a “regional community” approach generates economies
history to make heritage an integral part of the modern                                                                                                       of scale and scope, making the NSV more competitive as it
Shenandoah Valley.                                                                                                                                            enhances quality of life. The five counties and fifteen
■ Work to enhance the Shenandoah Valley National Battlefields                                                                                                 municipalities maximize their combined 2002 population of
Historic District and the Belle Grove and Cedar Creek National
Historical Park as a framework and focus for the historic quality                                                                                             197,300. The levels of community are:
of life, supporting tourism without compromising community
values.                                                                                                                                                         • Living Towns (incorporated
■ Coordinate State resources in the Department of Historic Re-                                                                                                    municipalities in or surrounded by a
sources, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the                                                                                                       county):
Department of Transportation in support of living town goals.
Use Main Street Program resources where possible.                                                                                                                  The Towns of Berryville, Boyce, Edinburg, Front
■ With positive intent, network and integrate private, public and                                                                                                  Royal, Luray, Middletown, New Market, Mt.
private nonprofit resources both in the region and those                                                                                                           Jackson, Shenandoah, Stanley, Stephens City,
accessible to it, to build, maintain and enhance the sense of place                                                                                                Strasburg, Toms Brook, Woodstock and
for the Shenandoah Valley, its incorporated towns and cities,
rural communities and county open spaces.                                                                                                                          Winchester City.
■ Deploy technology effectively but not intrusively for local and                                                                                               • Balanced Growth Counties
regional communications, transportation and economic vitality
expanding public-private partnerships.                                                                                                                            (unincorporated urban services areas
■ Become a focal point in local comprehensive planning for in-
tegration of pedestrian, bicycle and intermodal transportation
facilities to achieve safe, efficient and pleasurable circulation lo-
                                                                                                                            Winchester–                           – village centers – rural):
                                                                                                                                                                   The Counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page,
                                                                                                                                                                   Shenandoah, and Warren.
cally, county-wide and regionally, thus contributing to orderly
growth and development in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and
the protection of both water resources and air quality.                                                                     Frederick Co.                       • Regional Community
                                                                                                                                                                   Northern Shenandoah Valley/Shenandoah Valley
                                                                                                                                                                   Battlefields Historic District
        Sponsoring Organizations:
  Winchester City • County of Frederick • Old Town                                                                            Civic Leadership;
  Development Board • Northern Shenandoah Valley
  Regional Commission • Shenandoah Valley                                                                                     Public Visions and
  Battlefields Foundation • Virginia Department of
  Historic Resources • Virginia Department of
                                                                                                                             Community Progress
  Transportation • Old Court House Civil War
                                                                        Old Town Development Board




  Museum • Marsh Institute, Shenandoah University
                Sponsors Emeritus:                                                                   South Loudoun Street
          Stephens City                   1997                                                                                  September 16, 2004
                                                                        Winchester, VA 22601




           The First Living Towns Conference
                                                                                                                                   Bank of Clarke County
                                                                        15 N. Cameron St.




          Strasburg                       1998
                                                                                                                                  Regional Training Center
                                                                        Rouss City Hall




          Front Royal                     1999
          Middletown                      2000                                                                                     202 N. Loudoun Street
          New Market – Shenandoah Co.     2001                                                                                   Piccadilly Street Entrance
          Woodstock – Shenandoah Co.      2002                                                                                   Winchester, Virginia 22601
          Berryville – Clarke Co.         2003                                                                                         540-667-1815
                                                                                                                                                                                    Court House
                                                                                 TRACK 1 – Vibrant Community:                                                      Track 2 – Historic Community: Preser-                                              Track 3 – A Planning Community:
Living Towns 2004:                                                               Festivals, Education and the Arts                                                 vation and Adaptive Reuse Maintains                                                Local Government Operations and
Winchester –                                                                     (Training Center)                                                                 Community Character (Handley Library)                                              Cooperation (Timbrook Center)
Frederick County                                                           11:00     Panel 1 – Festivals: Festivals and community events                         11:00     Panel 1 –Preservation of Historic Winchester, Inc.:                     11:00    Panel 1 – Public Infrastructure: The Key to
                                                                           put you on the map and build the sense of community. Good                             The Goal, the Work and the Mechanism Founded in 1964,                             Making Places Work for People.
Civic Leadership; Public Visions and                                       planning, risk management, flexibility in response to changes in                      PHW, as it is known locally, is nationally recognized for its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Old Town Winchester and the Pedestrian Mall – Karen Helm,
                                                                           weather, multi-year vision, and even copyright are factors to be                      success. Board members will explain:
Community Progress                                                         dealt with.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Interim Director
                                                                                                                                                                           History: The Perfect Storm – How it came to be.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Parking: The Great Challenge to all Downtowns – Winchester
September 16, 2004                                                                        Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® – A year round endeavor                       – James Laidlaw, M.D., Past President, PHW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Parking Authority – Don Butler
                                                                                          – John Rosenberger                                                               Examples: The Kurtz Center and other Battles
Winchester – Old Town – Frederick County, Virginia                                                                                                                                                                                                              Walkable Community – Green Circle – Tom Hoy
                                                                                          First Night – A Community-based non-alcoholic New Year’s Celebration             – Pat Zontine, Coordinator, The Knowledge Point, Past President, PHW
Regional Training Center                                                                  since 1986 – Sandy Snyder, President and Kathy Nerangis, Founder                 Future: The History-Minded Plan Ahead                                   Noon         Lunch and Topical Walking Tour
Bank of Clarke County                                                                                                                                                      – Lynn Uttal, Assistant Treasurer, PHW
                                                                           Noon           Lunch and Topical Walking Tour
Piccadilly & N. Loudoun St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1:30      Panel 2 – Public Process: Community Consen-
                                                                           1:30       Panel 2 – Museums: Communities want them for                               Noon      Lunch and Topical Walking Tour                                          sus to Public Policy - Getting from what people want for
8:30       Registration, Continental Breakfast,                            their destination appeal to tourists, but building and maintain-                                                                                                        their community to the planning regulations than enable
           Networking – sponsor?                                           ing these habitats for enlightening educational experiences for                       1:30      Panel 2 – Using Public and Private Preservation                         such development.
                                                                           residents and visitors alike is hard work. Learn from the                             Resources. Working with the market is the Virginia model. The
9:00       Welcome                                                         experiences of those that are doing it.                                               fine points of doing so require working relationships. Winches-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What citizens tell elected officials about how they want their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                communities to grow and how planning departments are used
           Mayor Elizabeth A. Minor, City of Winchester                                   City partnered museums— George Washington’s Office Museum,             ter – Frederick County and the Northern Shenandoah Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to achieve those visions:
           Dick Shickle, Chairman, Frederick County Board of Supervisors                  Abram’s Delight, and Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters – Alice          demonstrate results. Sector representatives explain their roles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                – Steve Bauserman, Councilman, Winchester
           Ed Daley, Chairman, Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional                        Vance, Vice President for Museums, Winchester-Frederick County         in preservation:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                – Barbara Van Osten, Supervisor, Frederick County
           Commission                                                                     Historical Society                                                               Government – David Edwards, Director, Winchester Regional Office,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Getting from Policy to the Regulation of Development and
9:15       Civic Leadership; Public Visions                                               Museum of the Shenandoah Valley – Jennifer Esler, Executive                      Department of Historic Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Redevelopment – How the Winchester and Frederick County
           and Community Progress                                                         Director                                                                         Market – John Adamson, Realtor, Historic Properties, Inc.                            Planning Departments work.
           Moderator: Charles Gaynor, Council President, Winchester City                  Old Court House Civil War Museum – Harry Ridgeway, Vice                          Technical Expertise – Maral Kalbian; Historic Preservation Consultant                – Tim Youmans, Winchester Planning Director
           Council                                                                        President, Board of Directors                                                                                                                                         – Eric Lawrence, Frederick County Planning Director
           Winchester – Frederick County: A Short History of the                          Discovery Museum – Peggy McKee, Executive Director                     3:00      Panel 3 – Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings.
           Northern Shenandoah Valley’s first Court House Town                                                                                                   Residential properties represent one level of challenge, however,                 3:00      Panel 3 – Public Safety and Community
           and current Regional Medical Center?                            3:00       Panel 3 – Facing the Challenge: Big Arts, Small                            working obsolete industrial and commercial structures back                        Security 24/7: For Citizens, Tourists and Visitors. A
           – Mike Foreman, Clerk of Winchester Circuit Court, Retired      Community. Professionalism is expected at every level.                                into the productive mix requires a another level of expertise,                    large event like Apple Blossom requires coordination
                                                                           Nurturing creativity in communities is essential to quality of                        resources and patience. Winchester projects, past, present and                    among City departments and their counterparts in the
           Education and Community Development
                                                                           life and economic survival in the 21st Century.                                       future from:                                                                      county.
           – Dr. James A. Davis, President, Shenandoah University
                                                                                          Economic Value of Visual Arts in a Vital Valley Culture                          – Richard Bell, CEO, The Adams Companies                                             Fire & Rescue – Lynn Miller, Fire Chief
           Civic Leadership: a Corporate Perspective
                                                                                          – Nicki De Medici, President , Shenandoah Arts Council                                                                                                                Police – David White, Deputy Chief, Patrol Division
           – J.J. Smith, President, Valley Proteins, Inc.                                                                                                                  – Charles Botto, President, CD Hotels, LLC - George Washington Hotel                 Public Works – Terry Seal, Maintenance Supervisor
           Civic Leadership: a Small Business, Civic Club and Public                      Town-Gown (community - university) Experiments Combining Civil
                                                                                                                                                                           – Chuck Swartz, AIA, Reader & Swartz Architects PC
           Board Perspective                                                              War Art, Contemporary Art and the Marketing of Artists
                                                                                          – Geraldine Kiefer, Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual                                                                                        Send complete information and check to: Karen Helm, Old Town Development Board,
           – Susan Masters, Chair, Old Town Development Board
                                                                                          Culture Specialist, Shenandoah University Historical and Tourism                                                                                         Rouss City Hall, 15 N. Cameron St., Winchester, VA 22601
                                                                                          Center                                                                                                                                                   Phone: 540-722-7576 • Fax: 540-???-???? • E-mail: khelm@ci.winchester.va.us
10:40      Break
11:00      Attend the Track of Your Choice
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           (see text to the right)                                                            Living Towns 2004:                                                 Registration covers lunch, refreshments, and meeting materials. The cost is $20 for registration mailed by
4:30       Reception: All invited for coffee, cookies &                                   Winchester – Frederick County                                          August 30; $25 for registration September 1 and after. Please make checks payable to the City of
           tea at the Old Court House Civil War                                                                                                                  Winchester. Paid registrants will be capped at 125
           Museum on the Downtown Pedestrian Mall                                                Civic Leadership; Public Visions
           –hosted by the museum Board of Directors.                                                and Community Progress
                                                                                                                                                                 Name: _____________________________________________                               Position/Title: _____________________________________
Directions: Winchester is located at the intersection of U.S. Routes                              September 16, 2004
11, 50, 522 and Virginia Route 7 along I-81. Use of the Loudoun                                                                                                  Locality: ___________________________________________                             Daytime Phone: ___________________________________
Auto Park is recommend. It is at 50 East Fairfax Lane, Winchester,                               Beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m.
just behind the Bank of Clarke County Regional Training Center. The                                                                                              Address: ___________________________________________                              E-mail: _________________________________________
rate is .25 per hour, max $1.75 MapQuest and Yahoo Maps will
generate driving directions. There will be signs to the Bank of Clarke
                                                                                               Register by August 30                                              _________________________________________________
County Training Center entrance on Piccadilly St. For more parking
info: http://www.ci.winchester.va.us/parking/facilities.htm                                         & save 20%                                                   For our planning, please indicate which program track you are most likely to attend:
                                                                                                                                                                 Track 1 – Vibrant Community ___            Track 2 – Historic Community ___                                    Track 3 – A Planning Community ___

				
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