Forum Scheduled to Explore Community Revitalization in Central Appalachia

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2010) –– The Kentucky Brownfield Program and the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) invite you to participate in a first-ever event on Nov. 3, 2010, to explore how federal, state and local programs, both governmental and nongovernmental, can work together to turn nonproductive areas into properties that can revitalize a community. All too often, communities in Appalachia are faced with properties that cannot be redeveloped or reused due to real or perceived contamination. Exploring Community Revitalization in Central Appalachia will offer an opportunity to find solutions for these properties and make them productive again.

Participants will enjoy a one-day event of interaction, engagement and active problem-solving. Topics will include supporting local entrepreneurs, ensuring funding access for rural communities and creating post-mining land use.

If you are passionate about your community and want to engage with others, please join us at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. Registration is free and open to the public, however voluntary donations to support this effort and others like it are greatly appreciated.

Exploring Community Revitalization in Central Appalachia
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Greenbo State Resort Park
965 Lodge Road
Greenup, Ky. 41144

Visit the DCA website at dca.ky.gov for further details and registration.

Kristin Tracz

About Kristin Tracz

Kristin Tracz served MACED’s Research and Policy team from 2009-2012 working on clean energy policy, energy efficiency programs and the Appalachian Transition Initiative. She joined MACED after finishing her Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She now lives and works in Washington, DC.