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Road Trip to Serenbe Anyone?
Rookie Developers and NTBA Join Forces
NTBA Offers Discounted Membership to First-Time Members
Apply for NTBA Board of Directors

NTBA Travels to the Peach State for the

2015 Fall Roundtable:

October 16-18 in Atlanta


The National Town Builders' Association (NTBA) is heading to the Peach State for the 2015 Fall Roundtable, scheduled to take place from Friday afternoon, October 16 through Sunday morning, October 18 in Atlanta, Georgia.  "The Politics and Process of Adaptive Reuse" and "The Power of Good Design" are the topics for the Roundtable, hosted by NTBA Member and Eastmore developer David Roper and Jackie Benson, one of the NTBA's founding members.  

Atlanta is a hive of impressive in-town development projects that can be used for inspiration, creativity, and problem solving. During the Fall Roundtable, David and Jackie will be joined by some of Atlanta's most respected urban developers and placemaking authorities as they present the back story of some surprising and fascinating projects, including Ponce City MarketHistoric Fourth Ward Park, and the Atlanta Beltline, among others.  

Historic Fourth Ward Park


Educational presentations will take place in our host hotel, the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown Hotel, and charter bus transportation will be provided to the East and West sides of Atlanta for our walking tours of the subject urban neighborhoods.  


Registration will be available soon.  In the meantime, please mark your calendars and stay tuned for good things to come.  


Questions?  Contact NTBA Director Monica V. Johnson at info@ntba.net or call 914-715-5576.

Road Trip to Serenbe Anyone?

Registrants for the Fall Roundtable may also sign up for the Serenbe Road Trip, an experience you won't want to miss!  The vision for the community of Serenbe was born in an effort to protect the beautiful rural land just outside of Atlanta known as Chattahoochee Hill Country. The first house at Serenbe was built in 2004 and today the community is home to over 400 residents. Serenbe has won numerous awards including the Urban Land Institute Inaugural Sustainability Award, the Atlanta Regional Commission "Development of Excellence", and EarthCraft's "Development of the Year."

Participants will check into their rooms at Serenbe on Thursday afternoon, October 15. A dinner at the Farmhouse will follow.  On Friday morning enjoy breakfast at The Daisy, then join Serenbe Founder Steve Nygren and Serenbe resident (and former Seaside Institute Director) Phyllis Bleiweis for a presentation and tour of this acclaimed project. Lunch will follow.  Additional details and registration will be available soon.
Rookie Developers and NTBA Join Forces 
for Atlanta Bootcamp

October 13-14, 2015

A Rookie Developer Bootcamp will be held in Atlanta on October 13-14, 2015. This Bootcamp precedes the NTBA Roundtable, making it more convenient to attend both events.  The Bootcamp is designed to provide the tools needed to remove barriers to entry for energetic, potential small developers and builders.  Some NTBA developer members will be attending to lend their hard-learned experience to these emerging developers. For more information, please contact Jim Kumon: jimkumon@gmail.com 
NTBA Offers Discounted Membership 
to First-Time Members
NTBA members attending the 2015 Spring Roundtable at The Village at Hendrix, Conway, Arkansas.  Pictured are NTBA Director Monica V. Johnson with NTBA members Ward Davis and Bob Chapman.

So many of our members tell us they get more out of the NTBA than any other organization.  Members may register for two Roundtables each year. Guests are able to register for one Roundtable prior to becoming a NTBA Member.  To attend subsequent Roundtables, membership is required.   

We invite you to join us!

First-time members qualify for mid-year rates.

Renew Membership as Town or Urban Developer:  $600 per person

First time member mid-year rate:  $400

A Town or Urban Builder is a principal or high-level management team member of a company engaged in the process of acquiring land, developing a master plan, or developing a neighborhood, town, or urban infill project based upon the principles of Smart Growth.  


Renew Membership as Associate Member: $300 per person

First time member mid-year rate:  $200

These include employees and partners of a primary Town or Urban Developer member, members of the public sector, or non-profit agencies engaged in Smart Growth development.


Renew Membership as Next Gen Member:  $300 per person

First time member mid-year rate:  $200

Individuals 35 years or younger who are engaged in activities meeting the description of a Town or Urban Developer, either for themselves or on behalf of an employer are eligible for Next Gen membership.


Renew Membership as Allied Professional:  $600 per person 

First time member mid-year rate:  $400

Individuals, corporations, or businesses that provide services to the industry.  Registry members may not vote.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ALLIED PROFESSIONALS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.


To join, click here:  JOIN THE NTBA


Apply Now to Become a 2016 Board Member of the NTBA!


Any member in good standing is invited to apply for a spot on the NTBA Board of Directors, effective January 2016. Interested members should simply send an email to Monica V. Johnson, NTBA Director, at info@ntba.net  and include their name, a brief biography of relevant experience, your reasons for wanting to become a Board member, and what topics you are most interested in the NTBA pursuing.  We welcome your participation and urge you to get involved!  (Please note that Allied Professionals are not eligible for Board positions.)

Our annual Membership Meeting will take place on Sunday, October 18 during the 2015 NTBA Roundtable and the annual Directors Meeting will follow that afternoon.  All members are invited to attend both meetings.
The National Town Builders' Association is organized to serve builders and developers throughout the nation 
in an effort to build the very best traditional neighborhoods and town centers. 

As a peer-to-peer organization, the NTBA provides an unequaled opportunity to share information 
and insight with the nation's premier Town Builders.

We invite you to learn more about the NTBA at www.ntba.net or by contacting Monica V. Johnson at info@ntba.net.