CFAES Give Today
Environmental Professionals Network

School of Environment and Natural Resources


Community Development in Energy Host Communities

Jul 27, 2017, 7:15am - 9:15am
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

View Presentation Here


Rapid expansion of the oil and gas extraction and transmission industry in Ohio and other parts of the U.S. has brought prosperity and wealth to many communities and residents, increased revenue to local government, and lowered energy prices for consumers. But this expansion has often strained local infrastructure and services and the ability to maintain them and caused environmental damage, while many residents do not receive direct benefits. How can communities maximize the advantages while minimizing problems? What information and research will assist local decision-making?

Introductory remarks and panel moderator:  Sean Logan, JD


Paul Lapachelle, PhD, Associate Professor and Extension Community Development Specialist, Montana State University

Dave Messersmith, Extension Educator, Marcellus Shale Education Team, Pennsylvania State University

Myra L. Moss, Associate Professor and Extension Educator, Community Development, Ohio State University

Paul Thares, Community Development Field Specialist, South Dakota State University Extension

*begins Day 2 of the Energy Impacts Symposium,h_99,al_c,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/7b4903_58f08d741d7d4f0bbb38380ac25e55a9%7Emv2.png

Local host and symposium co-chair: Jeffrey Jacquet, PhD, Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources



7:15        doors open, beverages, networking
7:30        Warm buffet breakfast (egg muffin sandwich with cheddar cheese and bacon, hash brown potatoes, mixed fresh fruit salad, mini cinamon rolls, coffee, tea and juice)
8:00        Welcome
8:05        Moderated panel
8:55        Q&A/discussion
9:15        Wrap-up


Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Map and Directions


 Parking is free but you must have a pass which you can download here and place on your dashboard, whether parking across the street or behind the 4-H Center.

Registration Options

  • To pay by cash/check or eRequest ($10) use the "Register to attend this event button" below. OSU students may register for free by selecting the "student scholarship" option

  • To pay by credit card follow this link:

For further information about these 2nd Tuesdays Breakfasts or the EPN, please contact David Hanselmann at or 614-247-1908.

Event images/recording disclaimer: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, EPN meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to EPN and the School of Environment and Natural Resources use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image and voice in photographs, videotapes, and electronic reproduction of such events and activities.

Topic Areas: 

EPN Breakfast Series

The Environmental Professionals Network hosts a monthly breakfast series with compelling speakers on important innovative topics at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s campus - open to all!