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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Rob Terry

Statewide Land Use Training Director
State of Utah

Rob Terry is the Statewide Land Use Training Director for the State of Utah, housed within the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman. His efforts are focused on coordinating land use training and planning resource assistance with and between the many agencies and stakeholders throughout the state. During his nearly twenty-year career, Rob has served in technical and management roles at the state, regional, and local levels of government, with his primary focus on services within rural areas. As an undergrad, he attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, majoring in City and Regional Planning, and Utah Valley University, majoring in Public Service Management. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University, and is AICP accredited.


State Planners Panel: Current State Agency Planning Projects »

2024 Spring Conference, May 10, 2024 10:20 am

State agencies are making plans! Join us for an overview of four new planning projects from the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman, the Division of Multicultural Affairs, the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, and the Division of Emergency Management. Learn how and why these plans were created, how they are being implemented, and how they may benefit you.

Missing Middle Housing in Utah »

2024 Spring Conference, May 10, 2024 9:25 am

What exactly is Missing Middle Housing? Does it look different in rural communities than it does in urban settings? How can it impact housing affordability and availability in my community? Join us as we discuss the concept's history, its current status, and potential future activities to better understand and implement it throughout the Beehive State.

Handle with Care: Planning Commission Meeting Management »

2023 Fall Conference, September 29, 2023 2:40 pm

Planning Commission's are a vital piece of orderly development within your community. From public hearings vs. public meetings to administrative vs. legislative decision-making—join us in discussing strategies and stories that highlight how to best manage your meetings and ensure efficiency and consistency in your process.

Coordinating Planning Resources Statewide »

2023 Spring Conference, May 12, 2023 11:10 am

“Planning” touches every aspect of our daily lives. From the wasatch regions, throughout central Utah, into red rock country and everywhere in-between, planning professionals throughout the state are working hard to address the needs of their communities. While every community is unique, the concepts and best practices of planning can be applied consistently, with resources and strategies shared amongst planners and agencies at every level to improve efficiency and responsiveness. Let’s discuss how we are – and how we can better – share and connect.

Challenges of Small Town Planning »

2023 Spring Conference, May 11, 2023 2:50 pm

Balancing housing, economic development, transportation infrastructure, water resources, utility management, human services, and the countless other activities that our communities require every day is the focus of planning and public administrators. Addressing each area of need is particularly challenging in rural areas, where staffing and fiscal resources are stretched thin. Learn about some of the strategies being utilized and proposed to assist rural communities in meeting their community’s planning needs.

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