Welcome! NH Citizen Planner is dedicated to volunteers  working on planning issues in communities. The goal is to provide educational resources,  tools, and information on a range of planning-related topics. Listed below are featured resources to support volunteers in communities.

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How do you start a local preservation organization? An individual or a small group of people must realize that preservation issues are not being addressed adequately by the municipality or an existing organization. By creating a local preservation group, you are helping to ensure that the vitality and qualities of the community are properly planned for rather than left to chance. This guide explains how. Get the guide

Wetlands perform many functions that are important to the health of our environment - they protect water quality in our lakes and for drinking, help ensure adequate water supplies, and provide wildlife habitat, flood control, and nurseries for finfish and shellfish. It is for these reasons that wetlands are protected under New Hampshire state law. Do you know how to identify forested wetlands? Get the guide

Please join UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Listens to experiment with the power of interactive practice in sticky facilitation moments. New facilitators and those with years of experience in community facilitation or public meetings know that a tough participant can be challenging. The actors from UNH PowerPlay Interactive Development will do the role play and we will work to dig into those heart racing moments to gain new insights, skills and techniques. Register today.

Cost: $25. Fee may be waived for students and those with financial need. Please contact Molly.Donovan@unh.edu or Michele.Holt-Shannon@unh.edu.

The Annual Meeting & Conference of the NH Association of Conservation Commissions is one of the largest conservation conferences in New Hampshire and is widely attended by conservation commissioners and other conservation professionals and volunteers alike. This year's theme is "Back to the Future: A Changing Sense of Place" and will feature 3 inspiring TED Talk speakers as well as 24 engaging sessions on various conservation topics.

Register today. To learn more and to stay up to date, visit the NHACC website or subscribe to their newsletter.

The annual Healthy Homes Conference is the region's best opportunity to learn about housing and the impact on health and to understand what resources are available to make a difference in the lives of New Hampshire citizens. If you are looking to make stronger connections outside of your regular partners, this 1-day conference is a valuable resource that you can't miss. This conference brings together professionals with a variety of perspectives and experiences guarantees the day lively and engaging. Register today

The HEAL NH Conference serves as a gathering to celebrate, learn, and engage with people in New Hampshire working to promote and support improved access to healthy foods and safe places to play and be active. With this meeting we will discuss the progress of the Healthy People Healthy Places Plan and strengthen and forge new partnerships to further advance the work. Register today

Raising New Hampshire is a state-wide building and development conference which will bring national speakers to New Hampshire to talk about how development affects every part of our live. The conference is intended for planning professionals, planning and zoning board members, select board members, elected officials, and interested citizens. Register today

This two day workshop will help you develop skills and strategies to more effectively and efficiently facilitate work groups, community groups, coalitions, and collaborations. There are two sessions available:

  • Nashua: September 24 & 25, 2015 8 am - 4 pm United Way of Greater Nashua Register today
  • Dover: October 22 & 23, 2015  8 am - 4 pm Wentworth Douglas Hospital Register today 

Cost: $120. Fee may be reduced or waived for students and those with financial need. To learn more, contact Sharon.Cowen@unh.edu or Sue.Cagle@unh.edu.