Virginia Working Waterfronts Workshop 2014

Cover 2014 Virginia Working Waterfront Workshop Summary

VA Working Waterfront Workshop Planning Committee logosIn February 2014, Virginia CZM and its partners hosted the first Virginia Working Waterfronts Workshop.

Summary of February 2014 Virginia Working Waterfronts Workshop (PDF)

The goals of the Workshop were: to feature issues faced by rural working waterfront communities in Virginia; to provide the opportunity for stakeholders to become directly involved in clarifying the issues and challenges facing Virginia’s working waterfronts; and, to develop strategic steps forward.

Links to downloadable PDFs of workshop presentations are available below.

Read Virginia Sea Grant article on the workshop.

Virginia Working Waterfronts Workshop and Agenda

(Click on title of presentation in the agenda below to view a PDF of the presentation)

Welcome ---

Tom Murray, Associate Director, Department of Advisory Services, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Laura McKay, Program Manager, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program

A Lifetime Working on and Managing Virginia's Working Waterfronts
Bill Pruitt
, Retired, Virginia Marine Resources Commissioner

National Working Waterfront Network and Website Video Tour of Tools and Case Studies
Tom Murray, Associate Director, Department of Advisory Services, Virginia Institute of Marine Science


Law and Working Waterfronts ---

US Legal Rulings Impacting Working Waterfronts
Terra Bowling, Research Counsel, National Sea Grant Law Center

Virginia Legal Rulings Impacting Working Waterfronts
Mary-Carson Saunders Stiff, Coastal Policy Clinic, William and Mary Law Center
Including Bavuso, Garrett and Jennings Ruling and VA Supreme Court rulings


Economic Importance of Working Waterfronts ---

Coastal and Ocean Snap Shots of Your County (Incomes, Jobs, Taxes)
Danielle Molnar, Coastal Service Center, NOAA
Jeff Adkins, Economist, National Ocean Service, NOAA

Understanding How Zoning, Comprehensive Planning, and Ordinances Influence Your Business
Anne Ducey Ortiz, Director of Planning and Zoning, Gloucester County


Legacy Planning ---

Building a Business for the Next Generation
Ken Smith, President, Virginia Waterman's Association

Preparing for Business Transition
Alison Lennarz, Kaufman & Canoles
Will Holt, Attorney, Kaufman & Canoles


Emerging Markets and Access to New Markets ---

Training Waterman to Lead Ecotours (Video and Discussion)
Paula Jasinski, President, Chesapeake Environmental Communications

Economic Development (CEDS), Local Planning and Workforce Readiness
Donald McCann, Representative, Virginia Marine Trade Association


Developing Virginia's Plan for Working Waterfronts

Beth Polak, Coastal Planner, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
Tom Murray, Associate Director, Department of Advisory Services, Virginia Institute of Marine Science


For more information:

Beth Polak
Coastal Planner, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
804-698-4260
Beth.Polak@deq.virginia.gov

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