Here Comes the Sun: What Your Township Needs to Do to Prepare for Solar Energy
As the state’s climate plan continues to drive renewable energy standards, it’s important that you understand both opportunities and challenges for your community. From siting and taxation to ensuring your zoning decisions weigh all the options, we’ll help you get a handle on all the considerations and why you should plan now. Walk away with practical, first-hand advice from our panel of experts.
Speakers: Catherine Kaufman and Seth Koches, MTA Legal Counsel, Bauckham, Thall, Seeber, Kaufman & Koches, PC; and Sarah Banas Mills, PhD, Senior Project Manager, Graham Sustainability Institute, Lecturer, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
Catherine P. Kaufman
Attorney & Partner
Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman, PC
Catherine P. Kaufman is an attorney and partner at Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman, PC. Her practice includes all facets of municipal representation, with a concentration on land use, zoning and planning matters. She has served as advisor to municipal planning commissions and zoning boards of appeal, as well as to private citizen and environmental groups. A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, she has also worked as a land use planner and is active in statewide planning organizations. An honors graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, she received a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University.