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2014 Sustainable Strategies Webinar Series

January 16

Impacts of Local Codes and Ordinances on Green Infrastructure Implementation
A Study from the Menomonee River Watershed in Southeast Wisconsin

Green infrastructure (GI) is an effective means to improve water quality and aquatic habitat by reducing stormwater runoff - the primary source of pollutants entering our waterways -- yet critical barriers in municipal codes, zoning ordinances discourage or prohibit use of GI in public and private projects. The project team for the initiative, "Advancing Green Infrastructure in the Menomonee River Watershed through Enhanced Municipal Codes and Ordinance Review," will present their process and key findings to date to address this challenge.  Using the Menomonee River watershed restoration plan, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's Regional Green Infrastructure Plan, GIS mapping of zoning districts, percent imperviousness, and pollutant hotspots, the project team has identified prohibitive codes and ordinances that, if amended, will have the greatest potential to reduce pollutants entering our waterways.
Kate Morgan Kate Morgan, Water Policy Director, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, has 18 years of experience in environmental education, water issues and communications. She served as Associate Director of Education for both Pier Wisconsin and Discovery World with a focus on freshwater issues. For the last 5 years, she has worked for 1000 Friends of Wisconsin as Water Policy Director authoring in 2008 the publication, Greater Milwaukee Water Quality Connections; working with the Menomonee River Group of Municipalities to coordinate the outreach requirements of their WI stormwater permit; and securing a WI Coastal Management Grant to develop a regional survey of the general public concerning water knowledge and attitudes. Morgan most recently wrote and secured a grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan to advance green infrastructure through audits of municipal codes and ordinances for the Menomonee River Group.
Juli Beth Hinds, ACIP, Principal Birchline Planning LLC, specializing in consulting for municipal, State and federal agencies on planning, stormwater and wastewater management, water conservation, watershed protection, and regulatory strategies. She served for 13 years as a community development director and stormwater utility manager in Vermont, and now works as a consultant to the state, regional and municipal governments and non-profit organizations in New England, the Great Lakes and California on issues such as stormwater utility program and rate development, wastewater management planning, and developing effective codes and zoning to implement water quality measures. She is an adjunct professor in the school of Engineering, Technology & Media at National University in San Diego, and is a recipient of US EPA Region 1 and Vermont Governor's awards for environmental excellence.

Morgan-Hinds Presentation (4MB PDF)
Webinar Recording (62MB WMV)

February 20

Get to Know the Wisconsin Legacy Communities Charter and Wisconsin Water Star Programs
Two Programs Promoting and Supporing Wisconsin Local Government's Sustainability Efforts

Formed in 2010, the Wisconsin Legacy Communities Charter is a collaboration between committed communities, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp., Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater Division, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Audience participants will learn about the goals of the Charter, some of the benefits of being a member and future opportunities. In April 2010, after two years of development and input from hundreds of municipal and state level professionals, the Wisconsin Water Star Program launched its web based application, a free resource designed to guide, inspire and recognize local governments in Wisconsin that do exceptional work managing their water resources, including surface water, groundwater and water based recreational opportunities. Since then, 27 communities have become either a Bronze, Silver or Gold Water Star. By honoring and promoting their good work, the program uses the power of positive recognition as an incentive to encourage municipalities to become Water Stars and, once they achieve that status, to remain on their current path of high achievement.

Laurel Sukup

Laurel Sukup works in the non-regulatory Sustainability and Business Support Section at Wisconsin DNR.  A veteran with the agency, Laurel is committed to promoting and assisting Wisconsin communities and businesses in reaching their sustainability goals.

Andy Yencha is a Natural Resources Educator for the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. His roles include coordinating the Wisconsin Water Star Program and helping individuals, local units of government and other groups plan, design and produce educational programs and materials designed to improve the natural resources in Wisconsin. Yencha holds a B.S. in Biology from Northland College and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from UW-Green Bay.

Rick Eilertson is the Environmental Engineer for the City of Fitchburg. Rick has worked in the municipal engineering sector since 1990 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Madison in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 1993. From 1999 to 2010, he served as Secretary for Citizens for Waterfront Revitalization and has been a strong supporter, advisor and participant in both the Wisconsin Legacy Communities and Water Star programs.

Yencha Presentation (2MB PDF)
Eilertson Presentation (1MB PDF)

Webinar Recording (75MB WMV)

March 20

City of Milwaukee's Green Corridor and Green Streets Program
Challenges and Lessons Learned

Milwaukee's Green Corridor is located along South 6th Street between West Howard and West College Avenues on the City's south side. Within this area of mixed manufacturing, commercial, and residential development, the City of Milwaukee and its partners, are demonstrating innovative public works projects such as bio-swales, permeable pavers, and LED street lights. Over 40 organizations are involved, including local universities, business associations and non-profit agencies. Bryan Simon from Simon Landscaping owns one of the involved businesses and was a leader in getting this effort off the ground, as well as keeping it moving forward. He'll overview how the vision for the project came together, the various green practices currently being demonstrated, and the lessons learned so far. Nader Jaber from the City of Milwaukee will discuss the challenges and lessons learned from the City's perspective.

Bryan Simon founder-owner of Simon Landscaping, the 2010 Green Business Award winner, and founder of Energy Exchange, has over 25 years in municipal, commercial, and residential landscape experience.  He is a doer, with a wealth of knowledge of stormwater management best practices, installation of bio-swales, green roofs, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting.  Bryan pushes forward new, innovative energy and water resource management techniques through the Energy Exchange, a collaborative non-profit operating in Milwaukee dedicated to educating businesses, municipalities and homeowners about stormwater best management practices.

Nader Jaber is the stormwater manager for the City of Milwaukee. He is a professional engineer with over 30 years of civil engineering experience. He started his career with the Department of Public Works at the City of Milwaukee in 1990 as a Sewer Design Engineer and has worked on major sewer design projects for the City. Nader has been involved with the City's stormwater management program for over 15 years, where he has been involved in the budgeting, design and construction of several green infrastructure projects that include the City's Green Street Program.

Jaber Presentation (1MB PDF)
Webinar Recording (60MB WMV)

April 17

Permeable Pavement Design for stormwater Management
A look at DNR Technical Standard 1008 with Case Studies

DNR just released guidelines that clarify current best practices for the design and installation of permeable pavement materials which the new standard defines as: A pavement system such as pervious concrete, porous asphalt, permeable pavers/blocks or similar surface that allows movement of storm water through the pavement surface and into a base/subbase reservoir designed to achieve water quality and quantity benefits. This program will discuss conditions where these systems make sense, system features, water quality and quantity calculations and maintenance criteria. Case studies will be presented.

Pete Wood is a Water Resources Engineer with the Wisconsin DNR. He serves in the State's Southeast Region. Pete has been with the DNR since 1991 and his responsibilities include municipal and construction site storm water discharge regulations and urban storm water grants

Thomas Price, Principal Civil Engineer, Conservation Design Forum, has been involved in a wide variety of stormwater and non-point pollution management activities including assisting watershed organizations prepare management plans; planning, designing and implementing stormwater BMPs; and teaching courses on BMP design and implementation ranging from naturalized detention basins, to bioretention, to streambank and shoreline restoration. His work has emphasized addressing the hydrologic impacts of development through integration of stormwater drainage and retention systems into the overall development plan. In his current post, Tom is responsible for the oversight of all engineering aspects and the integration of this discipline into every project at CDF. Working closely with other design professionals, Tom continues to identify and implement innovative stormwater management and stream and wetland restoration techniques to prevent and mitigate the impacts of urban development. He holds BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Wood Presentation (3MB PDF)
Price Presentation (7MB PDF)
Webinar Recording (78MB WMV)

May 15

Automated Water Metering to Control Loss and Improve Efficiency
Case Study: Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in the City of Madison

Madison Water Utility (MWU) is the second largest public water supplier in Wisconsin, serving over 250,000 people in Madison and nearby towns and villages. MWU recently installed a fixed-base radio network water metering system for its entire customer base. The system reads water meters remotely and obtains timely water consumption data for billing and analysis. We'll learn how the City went about installing this system, including how it benefited utility operations during the extreme 2013/14 winter, hear about AMI technology from an industy rep, and get an overview of utility adoption of AMI/AMR programs in the state, as well as a discussion of regulatory and implementation issues, from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.

Thomas Galuska is Sensus USA's Senior Product Manager for North American Water Products. He has been employed at Sensus, USA since April, 1997, and held numerous marketing positions for Automated Meter Reading/Advanced Metering Infracture product lines for water, gas and electric. Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA.  He currently resides in Wake Forest, NC.

Denise Schmidt is the Water Conservation Coordinator for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. In this role she oversees all aspects of the Commission’s water conservation and efficiency programs, recommending programs and policies that reduce utility costs, benefit ratepayers, and protect water resources. In addition to assisting utilities with their conservation programs, Denise works on a variety of water utility financial and management issues, including cost of service studies, rate designs, and evaluation of construction proposals.  She was instrumental in developing options that led to a Commission decision on utility AMI/AMR opt-out programs. Denise has over twenty years of experience working on utility financial management, water resource, and land use planning issues in both Wisconsin and the Southeast.

Tom Heikkinen is General Manager of Madison Water Utility, responsible for the overall operation of Wisconsin’s second largest water utility serving a population of 250,000. Prior to moving to Madison in 2008, Mr. Heikkinen was Chief of Plant Operations for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in Maryland. WSSC is a combined water and wastewater utility serving 1.8 million people in a 1000 square mile service area bordering Washington, D.C. He oversaw operations and maintenance for two large water filtration plants on the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers, six advanced wastewater treatment plants, numerous water storage and wastewater pumping facilities, three dams and reservoirs impounding over 2000 surface acres of water, and a state of the art environmental laboratory. Mr. Heikkinen also represented WSSC’s interests at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, regional bodies that cooperate on water and wastewater issues for the National Capital Region. He has been active in the American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation throughout his career. Mr. Heikkinen obtained his degrees in civil engineering from the University of Maryland and lives on Madison’s west side with his wife and three children.

Galuska Presentation (1MB PDF)

Schmidt Presentation (1MB PDF)

Heikkinen Presentation (1MB PDF)
Webinar Recording (72MB WMV)

June 12

Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR)
An Economic and Environmental Approach to Redevelop Contaminated Properties

Traditionally, clean-up of contaminated sites did not involve green or sustainable methods. But, seeing the benefits, many state and federal agencies have now begun to assess and apply these methods into their regulatory programs.  Wisconsin’s rules, NR 700, were revised in late 2013 and include specific green and sustainable practices that responsible parties are required to evaluate in comparison to traditional methods. We will overview GSR concepts, DNR’s effort to promote GSR principles, a scalable and flexible framework and metrics, tools and resources to conduct GSR evaluations and a case study.

Tom Coogan is a Team Leader and Policy Coordinator in the Brownfields and Outreach Section within the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Remediation and Redevelopment Program.  Since 2011 Mr. Coogan has directed the Wisconsin Plant Recovery Initiative (WPRI); a proactive approach to assisting businesses and communities in expediting the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield properties with real or perceived contamination.  Mr. Coogan also serves as the Brownfield Program’s statewide bankruptcy coordinator.  Tom tracks bankruptcy filings to identify insolvent companies who own sites with substantial environmental liabilities, especially those with active remediation systems.  As a result of this tracking, the WDNR has successfully secured $14 million in settlements to protect public health and the environment.  Furthermore, Tom serves as team leader for the Wisconsin Initiative for Sustainable Remediation and Redevelopment (WISRR).  In 2012, Wisconsin became one of the first states to release a Green and Sustainable Remediation guidance manual.  The manual assists environmental professionals in the implementation of sustainable remediation practices at cleanup sites. Before joining the DNR, Tom served as Co-Director of the Wisconsin Small Business Clean Air Assistance Program. Tom has a bachelors degree in Public Policy and Administration, with an Emphasis in Business Management, from the University of Wisconsin –Whitewater. 

Jennifer Borski is a Hydrogeologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program.  Jennifer holds bachelor of science degrees in Geology and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.  She has worked for 15 years overseeing the investigation and remediation of contaminant cases in the Fox Valley of northeast Wisconsin, including releases from dry cleaners, paper mills, metal plating facilities, manufactured gas plant, foundries and other historical industrial and commercial operations that are either responsible party-funded or state-funded.  Jennifer has worked with U. S. EPA On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) for Emergency Removal Actions in northeast Wisconsin and has project managed the state-funded N. W. Mauthe Superfund site in Appleton, WI since 2002.  She works with local municipalities in northeast Wisconsin for the redevelopment of brownfield sites, providing regulatory assistance, liability clarifications and exemptions as outlined in Wisconsin State Statutes, including the Voluntary Party Liability Exemption (VPLE) Program.  Jennifer serves as the northeast region representative on the Wisconsin Initiative for Sustainable Remediation & Redevelopment (WISRR) Team, established in 2011, that works to create awareness and policy regarding green and sustainable cleanups throughout the state.  She serves as the Wisconsin representative on the EPA/State Greener Cleanup Workgroup in Region 5 and is a government member of the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF), representing WDNR. 

Ned Noel is an Associate Planner with the City of Eau Claire. Mr. Noel is the city’s planner working on sustainability.  He has been with Eau Claire for seven years.  He received his urban planning degree from the University of Minnesota –Twin Cities.  Ned is mainly responsible for ensuring that the Sustainability and Health chapters of the Comprehensive Plan are followed and for coordinating the City’s staff Green Team and Advisory Commission on Sustainability. 

Coogan & Borski Presentation (1MB PDF)

Noel Presentation (3MB PDF)
Webinar Recording (63MB WMV)

July 17
Pharmaceutical Waste: How much is there and what can we do about it?

Case Study: Milwaukee Metropolitian Sewerage District

Pharmaceuticals are being detected in our nation's waterways. Barb Bickford will describe how pharmaceuticals enter surface waters, how much pharmaceutical waste Wisconsin generates, how it is collected and might be reduced, what solutions Wisconsin has developed to address this issue, and how we might fund solutions at the local and state level. Kevin Shafer will talk about pharmaceuticals being found in Lake Michigan near Milwaukee and what the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is doing to minimize their future impact.

Barbra Bickford has been Wisconsin DNR’s medical waste coordinator since 1992. She helps healthcare providers manage and reduce healthcare wastes, including pharmaceutical wastes. She is co-chair of the Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Waste Working Group, whose mission is to reduce the impact of pharmaceutical waste on Wisconsin’s environment and communities. From 2010 to 2013, Barb collaborated with the University of Wisconsin Extension on a project to keep pharmaceuticals out of the Great Lakes. (For more information on this project, see http://www4.uwm.edu/shwec/pharmaceuticals/glri.cfm ) Among other things under the project, Barb developed an online resource, Pharmaceutical Waste Reduction (http://www4.uwm.edu/shwec/pharmaceuticalwaste/index.cfm ). The site offers tools for reducing wastes to healthcare providers and suggestions to individuals and others about what they can do to reduce pharmaceutical waste. In addition to her medical waste duties, Barb has been a hydrogeologist in the WDNR's Waste & Materials Management program since 1981. Barb is a Professional Geologist and has a master’s degree in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kevin Shafer became executive director at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) in 2002. Prior to this, he served as MMSD’s director of technical services since 1998. As executive director, he is responsible for the overall management, administration, leadership and direction for MMSD in meeting short- and long-term goals and objectives; coordinating the establishment of strategic goals and objectives and their approval by the Commission; overseeing the development of policies and operating plans; and representing MMSD to its customers, bond rating agencies, and the public. Since becoming executive director, Shafer has been instrumental in providing the regional leadership in implementing grey and green infrastructure in MMSD facilities. He has also advocated and implemented a private property inflow and infiltration program to reduce basement backups in ratepayer homes. He also coordinated a $58 million long-range planning process that produced the most intensive water quality research ever for six Milwaukee area watersheds. Additionally, under his leadership, MMSD instituted a regional stormwater runoff rule and has been a leader for innovative ways to manage stormwater runoff. Shafer’s leadership has helped improve regional cooperation, most notably with the creation of the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust (Sweet Water), an organization that brings together representatives from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors to improve the region’s water quality. His leadership was recognized through the District’s receipt of the 2012 U.S. Water Prize, awarded by the U.S. Water Alliance.

Bickford Presentation (3MB PDF)

Shafer Presentation (1MB PDF)
Webinar Recording (30MB WMV)

August 21
Deicing Methodologies and Products Comparative Study

Report: New Temperature-Based Cost Model Compares Deicer Effectiveness

With shrinking budgets, rising prices for winter maintenance materials and an interest in limiting environmental impacts, DPW’s are seeking tools that can help snowplow operators apply deicers and anti-icers in “the right amount at the right time in the right way.” Stephen Druschel will discuss the ice melt capacity and field performance factors of deicers and deicer blends, and review a temperature-based cost model for comparing up to 50 deicers and deicer blends.

Stephen J. Druschel, PhD, PE is an Associate Professor with the Environmental Engineering Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Minnesota State Mankato. Dr. Druschel is a civil engineer who emphasis is in environmental engineering. His research concerns contaminant removal for hazardous waste remediation, ecological restoration and urban construction. A former construction manager, designer, and forensic evaluator, he has also performed research in both geotechnical engineering and environmental microbiology. Dr. Druschel's professional practice has focused on achieving quality and performance for high-risk environmental construction projects. Dr. Druschel has worked on projects in over 40 states and he is licensed as a professional engineer in 10 states. In his most recent professional situation, Dr. Druschel was a division manager with staff management and bottom-line financial responsibilities at Nobis Engineering, Inc. of Lawrence, Massachusetts, supporting state, Federal and commercial contracts.

Webinar Recording (32MB WMV)


September 21

Municipal Stormwater Management in a Changing Climate - Impacts and Adaptation Strategies
Case Study: La Crosse Wisconsin

Change in recent and projected frequency and intensity of rainfall is creating challenges for Wisconsin's urban stormwater managers. From combined sewer overflows to flash flooding, communities are seeing increased risk from extreme weather. In this webinar you will learn about what Wisconsin communities are and can be doing to minimize these impacts. Topics include anticipating extreme storm impacts on flooding and sanitary sewer overflows, and using green infrastructure as a stormwater adaptation strategy. A case study from La Crosse will show how one Wisconsin community has reduced flooding of streets and private property by installing green infrastructure in-lieu of upsizing pipes.

David Liebl, UW-Extension Stormwater Specialist
David Co-Chairs the Stormwater working group of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), and has spoken to audiences across the state about climate impacts and adaptation. His extension programming includes municipal stormwater management and green infrastructure.


Bernard Lenz, Assistant City Engineer, City of La Crosse

Bernie’s career has paralleled the trends and changes in how storm water is handled in Wisconsin. He has a BS in Geological Engineering and a MS in Environmental Engineering; focusing on groundwater/surface water interaction in his studies. He began his career as a hydrologist with the USGS, later working as a consultant in a municipal engineering firm, developing Storm Water Management Plans. For the past 5 years he has worked for the City of La Crosse helping implement their Green Complete Streets Ordinance thru the design and implementation of Green Infrastructure. His passion for outdoors pursuits fuels his desire to protect what he loves.

Jennifer Olson, Water Resource Scientist, Tetra Tech

Jennifer has 16 years of experience in watershed and water quality planning and management. She obtained her MS in Water Resource Science from the University of Minnesota. She has extensive experience developing water quality and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies and has worked closely with stakeholders and municipalities to develop successful implementation programs. She also has background in stormwater management and green infrastructure practices including best management practice optimization modeling to determine cost-effective solutions to water quality and flooding problems. Ms. Olson also has experience with surface and groundwater interactions, designing and implementing comprehensive monitoring programs, implementation of regulatory programs, private sector coordination, meeting facilitation, and public education and outreach.

Presentation (5MB PDF)
Webinar Recording (30MB WMV)

October 16

Stormwater Management BMP Monitoring and Maintenance
Case Study: Waukesha County Web Based BMP Tracking System

Perry Lindquist, Land Resources Manager, Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use

For the past 15 years Perry has served as Manager of the Waukesha County Land Resources Division, which administers county storm water management, recycling, and land conservation programs. He has a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Stevens Point in Watershed Management, Land Use Planning and Soil Science.  Prior to Waukesha County, he served 16 years as head of the Land Conservation Dept. for Washington County.  Perry authored the storm water ordinances and led enforcement efforts in both counties.  In 2010, he also authored a model Storm Water BMP Maintenance ordinance and has presented on the topic in a number of regional and statewide storm water workshops.

Presentation 8MB PDF
Webinar Recording 61MB WMV

November 16

Wisconsin's Wellhead Protection Program - An Ounce of Prevention
Case Study: City of Waupaca

Mary Ellen Vollbrecht, Chief, Ground Water Section, Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater

Mary Ellen and her staff partner with DNR’s water supply programs to protect drinking water, ensure agency efficiency through Wisconsin’s interagency Groundwater Coordinating Council, and work in close collaboration with the full range of state and federal programs, groups and communities to implement Wisconsin’s groundwater quality law.  Mary Ellen has experience in a wide variety of DNR programs and all agency levels as well as water supply, fisheries and disaster management consulting experience.  Mary Ellen has a BS in Botany (1978) and MS in Water Resources Management from UW-Madison (1981).  .

John, Edlebeck, Director of Public Works, City of Waupaca

John Edlebeck was born and raised in Appleton, Wis­consin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1983 with a BS College of Civil & Environmental Engineering, emphasis in transportation and wastewater. He worked for an Illinois civil engineering consulting firm for 2 ½ years designing and inspecting federally funded roadway reconstruction projects until he became the City Engineer for the City of Geneva, IL for the next 10 years, overseeing all aspects of public works design and construction projects during a doubling of Geneva’s population. He worked on not only new and expanded utility and roadway projects, but also the rehabilitation of public infrastructure of a city that was over 160 years old. During this time he received his State of Wisconsin and Illinois Professional Engineers License. In 1996 he accepted the position of City of Waupaca Director of Public Works/City Engineer overseeing the following areas:Potable Water System, Sanitary Sewer Collection System, Storm Sewer System, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Vehicles and Vehicle Maintenance , City Public Buildings and Facilities, Waupaca Area Recycling & Compost Center, City Cemetery, City Forestry, Roadway System, Private Developer Assistance

Vollbrecht Presentation 1MB PDF
Edlebeck Presentation 1MB PDF
Webinar Recording 42MB WMV

December 18

Land: The Base Resource on Which Community Prosperity is Built and Sustained

A “Curbside Chat” with Chuck Marohn From the Non-Profit Strong Towns

Chuck Marohn PE, AICP, President and Co-Founder of the non-profit, Strong Towns

Chuck's background as an engineer and planner working as a consultant for dozens of cities and towns across Minnesota gives him an intimate understanding of how land use and infrastructure projects get designed, funded and built. This unique insight across traditional silos is what led him to start Strong Towns in the wake of the national financial crisis that left so many local governments reeling from the sudden halt in development. A nationally sought after speaker, Chuck has given over 200 presentations to public officials, staff professionals and local citizens in the last five years to help them find a new pathway forward.


Chuck is the author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns (Volume 1), and the upcoming book Money Hall due out in early 2015. He is also the primary author of the Strong Towns Blog and the host of the Strong Towns Podcast and See it Differently TV. He holds professional engineering and planning degrees from the University of Minnesota.


Chuck and his wife live with their two daughters and two Samoyeds just north of Baxter, Minnesota.


Marohn Presentation 3MB PDF
Webinar Recording 60MB WMV