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The Basics of Planning and Zoning for Horse-friendly Communities

Summary Local governments of all shapes and sizes are using planning and zoning tools in their communities. This webinar will discuss the basics of planning and zoning, and will cover the tools of zoning codes and the comprehensive plan. In plain terms, learn how to understand what your property is zoned, how to get involved in the planning process, and what to look for relative to horse-friendly plans and regulations.

Presenter Information

Christine Hughes is a senior planner with the city of Wilmington, North Carolina Planning, Development, and Transportation department. She oversees the Long- range, Environmental, and Special Projects unit and has worked extensively with community groups developing small-area, corridor, and comprehensive plans. Christine has been with the city of Wilmington since 2005.

Prior to moving to Wilmington, Christine was a planner with Gwinnett County (Georgia), and a program coordinator at The University of Georgia. Christine is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Equine Land Conservation Resource Advisory Council.

Christine received a Bachelor’s degree in political studies from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a Master of Historic Preservation from The University of Georgia. She also studied abroad at the Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía, in Seville, Spain.

Christine took up horseback riding as an adult, and enjoys every aspect of it. When she is not at the barn, Christine competes in local triathlons and enjoys life on the coast. Along with their English bulldog, Larry, and French bulldog, Stella, Christine and her husband, Daniel, live in downtown Wilmington.

Watch the recorded webcast below!

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