MEREDITH — Stephen B. Griffin, AICP, Senior Associate of Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) of Meredith and Salem and Kennebunkport, Maine, has been invited to participate in a six-member team to review the master plan for Rizhao, China.
The project is being coordinated by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and will take place the fourth week of October.
The AICP team will review the current master plan of Rizhao, which is in the Shandong Province on the Yellow Sea, southeast of Beijing. Rizhao is a seaport community, with a mixed reliance on industry, port and tourism trades.
Griffin of Francestown has had more than 20 years municipal experience in North Carolina, Arizona, and New Hampshire in the areas of city planning, redevelopment, and economic development. Much of Griffin’s experience has been in bridging these disciplines in the areas of downtown planning and revitalization, including non-profit downtown management corporations. He has also had broader community development experience through his provision of town management services to various New Hampshire communities
Griffin holds a bachelor of architecture from North Carolina State University, a masters in regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a masters in urban administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
New Jazzercise instructors
LACONIA — Arlene Mowry, owner of Jazzercise of Laconia has announced that two of her students, Janice Jenket of Moultonboro and Cori Stepney of Tilton, have recently been certified as Jazzercise instructors. Both earned the right to teach Jazzercise by completing a three-day workshop and passing a written exam and audition. Initially both Jenket and Stepney passed a movement screening with Jazzercise trainers and attended two practice weekends before attending the workshop weekend. They now join over 5,000 Jazzercise instructors in the United States and in 38 other countries around the world.
Jenket will be the new owner of the classes in Laconia when Mowry relocates to Amherst, N.Y. in mid-October.