Land Use Training and Education Program

A Practical Guide for Variances in Shorelands and Floodplains

Special Pre-Conference Session to the 2017 State APA Minnesota Planners Conference*!

When and Where:

  • Wednesday, September 27 - Mankato, Verizon Wireless Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (check-in/registration begins at 8:00 am)

Fee: $80

In this session, you will learn about the importance of shoreland and floodplain regulations, special considerations, as well as an introduction to variance law. Join these three statewide experts for a dynamic session that will include hands-on, practical exercises and interactive discussion.


*Registration for this pre-conference session is separate from the state conference. For more information about the conference, visit


Matt Bauman, AICP, Floodplain and Shoreland Planner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Matt Bauman is a Planner with the Land Use Unit of the Department of Natural Resources, and works with the Shoreland and Floodplain programs. He has been with the agency for two years. Prior to his time with the DNR, Matt worked served as Planning Director for a council of governments in southeast Iowa.

Jed Burkett, Land Use/Loss Control Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities. Jed Burkett is a Land Use/Loss Control Attorney with the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. Prior to joining the LMCIT staff he served as a staff attorney with the League's Research & Inquiry Service. Before joining the League in 2001, Jed worked for the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the University of Minnesota's Office of General Counsel and the City of Minneapolis Planning Department.

Paul Radomski, Research Scientist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Paul Radomski is a research scientist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Over the past 30 years he has worked on such issues as water level regulation, fish harvest regulations, shoreland ordinances, and lake ecology research. He and Dr. Kristof Van Assche are authors of the book Lakeshore Living - a book on lake ecology, landscape design, and governance of lakeshore development and redevelopment.

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