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The 17th Annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and The Law with Molly Mowery, AICP

Executive Director, Community Wildfire Planning Center

Molly Mowery, AICP, Speaker at teh VLS Norman Williams Lecture on Planning for Wildfire-Resilient Communities in an Era of Uncertainty


Planning for Wildfire-Resilient Communities in an Era of Uncertainty

April 15th, 2021
4:00 - 5:15 PM
Presented in an online webinar at

This lecture is free and open to the public. 

About the Speaker

Molly Mowery, AICP serves as the Executive Director of the Community Wildfire Planning Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to support community wildfire risk reduction. She also is founder of Wildfire Planning International, a land use and wildfire mitigation planning consulting firm that provides services to communities across North America. Throughout her career, Ms. Mowery has successfully launched and managed national wildfire programs, including the Fire Adapted Communities in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program. She has also designed and delivered national trainings to educate land use planners and fire professionals including the first Wildland-Urban Interface Planning curriculum for the U.S. Fire Administration. Ms. Mowery is a certified planner and member of the American Planning Association (APA), she serves on the Sustainable Development Code Advisory Council, and is lead author of the APA Planning Advisory Service Report 594: Planning the Wildland-Urban Interface. Ms. Mowery holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Naropa University and a Master in City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About the Lecture Series

Norman Williams came to Vermont Law School in 1975, after a long and distinguished career in public service and teaching, particularly in the area of land use planning. Professor Williams played a key role in founding Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center. The Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law series is a gift of Frances Yates, trustee of Vermont Law School, in memory of both Norman Williams and Anya '94 and Charles Yates '93.