Join us for breakfast on February 6th from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at Hollywood Casino Hotel - Bangor to learn about the reformed Land Use Planning Commission adopted by the Legislature earlier this year.
The 125th Legislature reformed the former Land Use Regulation Commission – new name, new members, new roles, new focus. This panel will discuss how the reforms were developed, and how they are being implemented. This will
include information and outlook on the regional planning efforts that will begin in 2013.
Bill Ferdinand is the Chair of Eaton Peabody’s Legislative & Government Relations Practice Group where he leads the legislative lobbying team for the firm. He represents a wide variety of clients in the Maine Legislature, from multi-national corporations to small businesses and individuals. Bill also provides state and municipal regulatory advice and assistance, particularly in the areas of
energy, environmental and land use law.
Jonathan Pottle is an attorney at Eaton Peabody where he practices in the areas of municipal law and finance, land use and economic development, civil litigation and administrative proceedings, as well as timberlands and natural resource law. Jon represents municipalities, as well as private clients before Maine courts and in local, state, and federal proceedings.
Nick Livesay was appointed as the director of the Land Use Planning Commission in August of 2012. Prior to serving as director, Nick worked as an attorney with Pierce Atwood LLP of Portland, practicing as a member of the firm’s Environmental and Land Use Practice Group for eight years. In that capacity, he assisted a range of clients in areas including development permitting, regulatory compliance, rulemakings, environmental conservation, and administrative appeals.
Andrew Sturgeon, Vice President & Principal of Sewall, is a Professional Land Surveyor,
Registered Maine Guide, and local businessman. He is past President of a local architectural and engineering firm and past President and founder of A. E. Sturgeon Inc Land Surveyors. Andrew is very familiar with development in the Unorganized Territories as he has authored three Lake
Concept Plans. He has also designed and managed several developments within the UT over the past 30 years.