PA Wilds Announces Keynote Address for Two-day Workshop
The Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team has announced a presentation by Ed McMahon that’s titled “Connecting Nature, Economy and Community Character.”
This presentation is being delivered as the Keynote address for the two-day PA Wilds Workshop of the same name and has been opened to the public to help educate residents, business owners, and community leaders about the economic potential of nature, community and sustainable tourism based economic development.
McMahon of the Urban Land Institute will be featured from 6:15 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Red Fern in St. Marys.
McMahon holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. where he is nationally known as an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker and leading authority on topics related to sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth and historic preservation.
As the Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development, McMahon leads ULI’s worldwide efforts to conduct research and educational activities related to environmentally sensitive development policies and practices.
Before joining the Urban Land Institute in 2004, McMahon spent 14 years as the Vice President and Director of Land Use Planning for The Conservation Fund in Arlington, VA, where he helped to protect more than 5 million acres of land of historic or natural significance. He is also the co-founder and former President of Scenic America, a national non-profit organization devoted to protecting America’s scenic landscapes.
Before that, he taught law and public policy at Georgetown University Law Center for nine years and served in the U.S. Army, both at home and abroad.
McMahon is the author or co-author of 15 books and more than 300 articles. During the past 25 years, McMahon has helped communities in all 50 states with a wide variety of community planning and economic development issues. McMahon has an Master’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law School. He and his wife live in Takoma Park, MD.
- 6 – 6:15 p.m.: Registration, Welcome and Introductions
- 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Buffet Dinner (Roast Turkey or Sliced Country Club Sirloin)
- 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Balancing Nature, Economy and Community Character Presentation
The cost is $25 per participant and includes dinner, the presentation and presentation materials. Registration and payment must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. To register, download the registration form and submit with payment to the Potter County Education Council.