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2021 APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Meg Ryan

Senior Land Use Manager
Utah League of Cities & Towns

Meg Ryan has over 35 years of experience in land use planning and politics and holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning from UC Berkeley. She has worked in Boston, New York, the Bay Area and for Utah municipalities for the last 28 years. She presently assists the Utah League of Cities and Towns in land use trainings, the management of the Land Use Academy of Utah ( and whatever else Cameron throws her way. In addition to her work at the League she serves as the Appeal Authority for Morgan County and North Ogden. Meg also served on the State Board of the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund for 10 years. Meg resides in Summit County with her family and 3-legged dog and when the land use arena gets to be too much she occasionally returns to Hollywood for film engagements.


How Are We Doing? Updates on Moderate Income Housing Plans and Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinances »

September 10, 2021 10:10 am

October 1st triggers the compliance date for HB82 internal accessory dwelling units. Open discussion to share implementation and discussion with fellow members. December 1 triggers the reporting requirement for submittal of the Moderate Income Housing Plan. We will share resources and provide any updates on the form and what changes may occur in 2022. Come with your story to share and questions as we all navigate these requirements together.

Housing Tools 101 For Elected and Appointed Officials »

September 10, 2021 11:20 am

IZ? TOD w/MIHP? Confused? Let's decipher the acronyms into action! Come to a rapid fire introduction to the housing programs, and tools to consider in your community.

CUP’S – Careful Use Precisely! »

September 10, 2021 3:15 pm

Think you have the CUP process down? Come to a discussion of the major principles required by State Law, new processing options, and creating standards. We will also do a quick review of one communities current ordinance that we will mutually evaluate for meeting State Code. Prizes will be awarded for the communities who don't have the word "May Deny" in their codes!!

Your Turn: Citizen Planner Question and Answer »

September 10, 2021 3:30 pm

Bring your questions on any planning topic and we will do our best to answer them. Jake Young, Wilf Sommerkorn, and John Janson with experience in many communities and on many topics can help you think through your issues. This open conversation about planning issues in your community, will be “Your Turn” to get answers to your most pressing issues that you want to talk about!

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