Your Town Alabama


In 1998 Your Town Alabama (YTA), was founded by a group of volunteers from across Alabama and from both the public and private sectors. They represented design education, economic development, historic preservation and resource preservation. Our vision was to expose community decision makers to asset-based planning techniques, focusing on identifying ‘what is right’ within their community and building on these unique community assets. To date we have over 1000 Your Town alumni, from all 67 counties. They have returned to their communities to make significant impacts and we believe that these impacts have changed the face of Alabama over the course of time.

In two and one half highly intensive days filled with lectures, case-study presentations, and interactive group problem solving, the Your Town Alabama Workshop provides advanced leadership skills coupled with information and planning tools that have been developed to prepare the participants to return home and contribute to the process of Designing Their Future.

Your Town Alabama has evolved over time and has kept a singular focus of producing the best workshop possible. Fees are held to a minimum, so participation is possible for limited-income small towns and urban neighborhoods. The costs for the workshop are never fully covered by the registration fees. We need assistance in providing this valuable experience.

YTA would like to offer the design firms of Alabama an opportunity to help us continue the YTA workshop. A donation of $500.00 will enable you to send a staff person or one of you valued clients or potential clients to the 2017 workshop. At the end of the best two and a half days they have ever experienced they will be a “Your Town Alabama Herald”. They are prepared to return home and extoll the virtues of thoughtful design and good planning.

Your Town Alabama is a tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and your sponsorship of a Your Town Herald id fully tax deductible.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity before writing your check please contact Steve Ostaseski via email at or by phone at (205) 937-0146. Thank you.