Redevelopment Symposium has big turnout

Samantha Hill

The annual Park County Redevelopment Symposium was held Wednesday, attracting twice as many business owners and community members as last year’s event.

The symposium, attended by over 100 people, was held at the Livingston Depot Center to discuss redeveloping infrastructure and businesses within the community. Montana State University Extension worked with the city of Livingston and Park County to put together the event.

The meeting was an all-day affair that started at 10 a.m. Speakers included city officials from local and nearby counties, and officials who deal with community development.

Jeni Flatow, with the Remediation Division of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, said during the symposium she thought the reason for the high turnout is a greater desire for local businesses to rebuild the community.

“There has been a movement to redevelop the infrastructure we already have,” Flatow said.

Attendees were able to ask questions about different development issues.

Informational materials and lunch were made available.

To receive more information about redevelopment in Livingston and Park County, contact MSU Extension at 222-4156.