Teton Valley 2020
Teton Valley 2020 is a project sponsored by Teton County, ID to help shape the future of Teton valley.
(Page last updated September 13, 2012)
Actions & Events:
- August 23-24, 2012 - County Commissioners took public comment on the Comp Plan and then deliberated the next night, voting unanimously to adopt the new Plan.
- About 40 people came to Teton High School to submit comments to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). First, Teton County Planning Administrator Angie Rutherford reviewed the origins and extensive history of the Plan and highlighted the many public compromises that went into the plan, many in response to objections from larger landowners. In light of all the public input, effort, and compromise invested in the plan, she then urged the BOCC to approve the Comp Plan as drafted.
- Learn what was said and the compromises made in our complete meeting report HERE.
- August 23, 2012 at 5:30PM- Very last, FINAL hearing on the Comp Plan! The Board of County Commissioners will hold a final public hearing on the new Comp Plan at Teton High School in Driggs.
- CLICK HERE to review the draft comp plan and public comments submitted over the past few weeks.
- CLICK HERE to review all five of VARD's comment letters submitted during the Comp Plan process including our final letter of endorsement for the draft plan that is now up for final hearing before the Board of County Commissioners.
Tuesday, July 10th at 5PM - Public hearing on the Comp Plan before the Teton County Planning & Zoning Commission at Teton High School in Driggs!
May 30-31, 2012 - LAST TETON VALLEY 2020 OPEN HOUSE! After two years of public input and hard work, Teton County will host one last open house to take final comments on the draft of the Comprehensive Plan. This will be your very last, final opportunity to comment on the plan before it goes to hearing before the Teton County Planning & Zoning Commission.
- March 26, 2012 - Help Teton County Counter Sprawl! Please take this Land Use Tools survey to give direct input about tools Teton County can implement in the Comp Plan. Without your direct input on tools like new zoning, large-lot subdivisions, open space bonds, and community character protection guidelines, they might not make the final cut.
- Read and download VARD's comments about the survey questions here (pdf format).
- December 7, 2011 - Please take this "Community Choices" Survey. After months of public input and work by the six different comprehensive plan committees, it's now time for the public to review the three different long-term planning frameworks for our community. Public input is very important at this stage. Each framework is different and definitely not perfect. Teton Valley 2020 needs feedback about what you like and dislike in each framework.
- Here is the survey monkey link where you can easily provide feedback.
- Can't understand the survey? Here is a link to our explanation of every single survey question.
- June 9, 2011 - The 6 Comp Plan committees and chairmen have been selected:
- Natural Resources/Outdoor Recreation: Tom Arden
, Jennifer Dustin
, Julianna Eby,
, Joanne LaBelle, Matt Lucia,
Matt Mullenbach, William Powell,
Amy Verbeten (Chairman),
- Rural Character/Ag Heritage: Bruce Arnold, Dennie Arnold
(Chairman), Brian Ashton
, Jack Liebenthal,
Sandy Mason, Tami Presta, Bonnie Reece, Katharine Shepard,
- Transportation: Tim Adams (Chairman),
Anne Callison, Jack Haddox, Lindsey Love, Allen Monroe, Ralph Mossman
- Community Events/Facilities:
Suzanne Arden, Greg Casperson, Matthew Eagens, Jo Haddox, Erica Linnell, Lindsey Moss,
Carrie Mowrey, Tibby Plasse,
, Jack Revoyr, Alice Stevenson,
(Chairman), Marie Tyler
- Economic Development: John Bingham
, Shannon Brooks-Hamby, Grant Durtchi,
Bob Foster, Brian Gibson,
(Chairman), Wayne Maness,
, Anna Trentadue
- Core Committee: Cleve Booker, Dave Hensel, Ian Noyes, Julie Stomper, Isabel Waddell, and the 5 subcommittee chairs (Amy Verbeten, Dennie Arnold, Tim Adams, Diane Temple, and Pete Koson)
- April 2011 - When is the next P4P meeting? Their work is done! The P4P has reviewed the 8 consultant bids for the Comp Plan and selected their top 3 candidates, from which the Board of County Commissioners selected the Harmony/AECOM team.
- December 31, 2010 - P4P survey is done! Over 740 surveys were completed by our community. That is almost 10% of the valley's population! Click here to read the survey results - they are pretty darn interesting....
Comprehensive Plan FAQs:
- What's happening? Teton County has officially launched their Comprehensive Plan process, also known as Teton Valley 2020. A Plan 4 Planning ("P4P") steering committee was formed to help organize the general timeline of the process and strategize public education and outreach. The P4P's work is now done. The community surveys are complete, they designated the six citizen committees (natural resources/outdoor recreation, transportation, community events and facilities, rural character / agricultural heritage, economic development, and the core committee, they sent out requests for consultant proposals, and selected the top finalists. The County Commissioners did the actual hiring of the Comp Plan consultant team and appointed citizens to the six committees. The consultant team went out into our community and conducted on-the-ground stakeholder interviews of valley residents.
- Who is the County's contact person for the Comprehensive Plan? Angie Rutherford has been hired by the Board of County Commissioners as a GIS specialist/planner who will assist with outreach, communication, and facilitation of the Comprehensive Plan update. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other cool links to check out:
Comprehensive Plan Meeting Reports & Op Eds:
- Teton Valley 2020 has now launched their website where you can learn about getting involved in the comp plan process. They also have a blog! You can even friend them on Facebook!
- Teton County now has a website dedicated to the Comp Plan which is a great place to read meeting minutes and get basic information about this re-writing process.
- The Teton Area Advisory Forum (TAAF) has set up a hilarious website to help educate the public about what a Comp Plan is and how it can benefit our community.