Paul Thiede to Speak at MN State Scenic Byway Workshop

Crow Wing County Commissioner, Paul Thiede, has been invited by Minnesota Scenic Byways Coordinator, Mark Anderson, to speak at the 2009 Minnesota State Scenic Byways Workshop on Wednesday morning, October 28. Thiede is one of a small group of selected officials who will offer their thoughts about the Minnesota Scenic Byway Program in general and the role of the Byway specific to their own area.  Crow Wing County has been a supportive partner for many of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association’s (PBSBA) projects, acting as the fiscal agent for federal scenic byway grants over the years.

Commissioner Thiede was instrumental in arranging a June, 2007, opportunity for the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association to provide a presentation familiarizing the County Board with the Byway Association’s work. Theide served as a commissioner on the County Board when the scenic byway was originally designated as a state route in 1998. He attends PBSBA board meetings whenever his schedule allows.

The 2009 Minnesota State Scenic Byways Workshop will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 27 and 28, at Chase on the Lake in Walker. This annual workshop brings together byway officials, byway leaders and byway supporters from Minnesota’s 22 scenic byways, which together comprise more than 2,800 miles of Minnesota roadways.

Other sessions at the 2009 Scenic Byways Workshop include:

  • Wayshowing Your Byway
  • Scenic Byways Program Update
  • Marketing Minnesota Scenic Byways
  • Scenic Byway Commission Listening Session
  • Roadside Advertising in a Digital World
  • Legacy Amendment
  • Interpretation of Your Byway

For more information about the Eleventh Annual Minnesota Scenic Byway Workshop, contact Holly Slagle at 651-366-3623.

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Published Date: 
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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the Brainerd Dispatch