Wednesday February 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Waterman's Hall
Rte. 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 

Directions to VIMS 

Eastern Shore Community College 
29300 Lankford Hwy
Melfa, VA 23410
Directions to ESCC

Would you like to share a publication?  Please bring them along!  There will be a table on which to display them.


Contact for More Info:

Beth Polak 
Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program 

Virginia Working Waterfronts Workshop: Exploring Issues that Impact Water Dependent Uses 



9:00 - 9:25 am   Sign-In  and Network (Continental Breakfast provided)

9:25 - 9:30 am   Welcome at Eastern Shore Community College

Curt Smith, Planning Director, Accomack-Northampton PDC


9:30 - 9:45 am   Welcome at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (satellite connection to ESCC begins)

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

9:45 - 10:05 am   A Lifetime Working on and Managing Virginia's Working Waterfronts
Bill Pruitt
, Retired, Virginia Marine Resources Commissioner

10:05 - 10:20 am   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

10:20 - 11:10 am  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

Panel Questions

11:10 - 11:25 am   Break

11:25 am - 12:30 pm   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

Panel Questions  

12:30 - 1:15 pm   Lunch

1:15 - 2:10 pm   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

Panel Questions

2:10 - 3:00 pm   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

Panel Questions  

3:00 - 4:00 pm   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 

Tanya Denckla Cobb, Associate Director, Institute for Environmental Negotiation, University of Virginia

4:00 pm   Adjourn