Alabama Brownfields Conference — Prattville, Alabama — August 10 -11, 2017

The Alabama Brownfields Association (ALBFA) is hosting its 4th annual event on August 10 -11, 2017 at The Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Alabama.

The conference brings together a diverse group of environmental, real estate, legal, and governmental professionals as well as community stakeholders that share the common goal of returning Alabama brownfield sites to beneficial use.

ALBFA is excited to announce our partnership with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) for the 2017 Alabama Brownfields Conference. The ALBFA seeks to provide brownfield related education and networking opportunities through our partnership with ADEM at the conference.

This year’s conference will be used as a springboard to officially launch the ALBFA, and the goal is for the ALBFA to begin solely hosting the Alabama Brownfields Conference in 2018. As with the past 3 years, attendance at this year’s conference is free. However, unlike previous years, the ALBFA is offering various sponsorship opportunities for the event to showcase professional groups in the environmental community.

The ALBFA is now accepting membership applications and donations. Conference sponsorship proceeds, membership fees, and donations will provide the
seed money to grow the ALBFA. The ALBFA will also have its own booth at the conference where you can sign up to join.

The ALBFA is a non-profit advocacy and educational group formed to promote redevelopment of brownfield sites throughout the State of Alabama. The mission of the Association is to promote the redevelopment of underutilized brownfield properties throughout the State in an effort to improve the environment and stimulate economic development. As a strategic partner, the Association will assist both the public and private sectors in promoting economic revitalization, land reuse, conservation, restoration, remediation, financial and regulatory incentives, legislative advocacy and education.

The Association’s primary purpose is to be a resource around the subject of brownfield redevelopment to assist with community outreach and education allowing the State, as a whole, to be a good steward of its real estate resources.

Almost every community in Alabama contains abandoned or underutilized brownfield properties that remain idle due to concerns about the presence or potential presence of adverse environmental conditions. The ALBFA brings together a diverse group of environmental, real estate, legal, and governmental professionals as well as community stakeholders that share the common goal of returning brownfield sites to beneficial use. They accomplish this by:

  • Providing brownfield-related educational opportunities that address environmental, regulatory, health and restoration issues; public and private funding sources; legal considerations; real estate developer perspectives; and community involvement.
  • Creating networking opportunities for stakeholders to build relationships that lead to brownfield redevelopment projects.
  • Facilitating open lines of communication between private and public brownfield stakeholders to address actual
    or perceived regulatory and legislative roadblocks that impede redevelopment of brownfield sites.

The ALBFA will help foster a supportive legislative and regulatory environment, and to educate business, civic, community and government leadership about the benefits of brownfields revitalization. Come and join us as we work together to restore communities and create opportunities.

Images courtesy of Alabama Brownfields Association.

See event website.

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