Door County Tourism Ambassador class offered Nov. 18

• The next Certified Tourism Ambassador class will be held on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 18 in Sturgeon Bay at the Glas/Cellcom building on the corner of Maple and Neenah streets. The class offers a way to train your employees and keep their customer service skills top of mind. Cost is $25 for a wealth of information on how to interact with visitors and provide them with information to make their stay live up to expectations. The final session of 2010 is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Sevastopol Town Hall.

Door County Assistant District Attorney Joan Korb will join the League of Women Voters of Door County for a roundtable on Open Meetings and Open Records Laws Nov. 12th at 11:30 am at the Inn at Cedar Crossing in Sturgeon Bay. Ms. Korb will answer questions and try to help members apply these provisions to the operations of state and local government. Because of seating issues, attendees are asked to RSVP to Susan Kohout at 920.743.1527 or [email protected] by Nov. 8. Please consider sending your questions in ahead of time for forwarding to Ms. Korb.

• The Town of Baileys Harbor’s draft Bike Plan Steering Committee will meet Nov. 16 to finalize its draft plan. The town board will review it and could approve it at its December meeting. To view a copy of the draft plan, contact Town Clerk Doug Smith at [email protected].

• The Door County Visitor Bureau’s annual meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 6 – 8 pm at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The program will include the unveiling of the 2011 Visitor Guide cover, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Cost is $25 per person, and RSVPs are requested before Friday, Oct. 29.

• The Door County Planning Department will host a kick-off meeting for its Door County Farmland Preservation Plan Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7 pm at the Door County Government Center. The county is required to develop the plan to comply with the state’s “Working Lands Initiative” law adopted last year. The plan must be in place by the end of 2012, and any agricultural operators who wish to qualify for tax credits associated with the program must participate.

Attendance is especially encouraged for farmers, farm sales and service operators, property owners with lands zoned Exclusive Agricultural (found in the Town of Clay Banks only), or property owners under farmland preservation contracts with the state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Contact Mariah Goode at the Door County Planning Department at 920.746.2323 with questions or to provide your comments if unable to attend.