The Agency of Commerce and Community Development in partnership with the Preservation Trust of Vermont is pleased to announce open registration to the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference in Burlington Friday, June 5th at Main Street Landing. The conference will offer a wide range of topics to enhance the quality of life in our downtowns and villages including Using Streets to Revitalize Communities, Increasing Downtown Housing Opportunities, Innovating Community Engagement, Techniques to Flood Proof Buildings, Attracting Visitors to your Downtown and more. Several tours in the afternoon will highlight Burlington in a way you have never seen including a Walking History Tour of Burlington’s Waterfront, Edible History of Burlington, among others. The key note speaker is Geoffrey Anderson of Smart Growth America named by Partners for Livable Communities as “One of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Sustainable Community Planning and Development.” Geoff came to his current position after eight years heading the Smart Growth Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the past year, Smart Growth America has worked to support the Agency of Transportation’s efforts revitalizing Main Streets, spurring downtown investment and creating more opportunities for Vermonters to walk, bike or take bus to downtown jobs, shops and schools. AICP CM credits are available for select sessions pending approval. Registration is now open so take advantage of Early Bird rates while they last. Attendance is limited to 250 so be sure register early. Register online now: http://accd.vermont.gov/strong_communities/conference If you would like more information about the conference including sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-828-3220.