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Posted on April 2, 2020

Temporary Sign Regulations in Times of Crisis [Recorded Webinar]

As COVID-19 continues to have a tremendous impact on small businesses and the communities they serve, you may be wondering how you can support them during this time. Many jurisdictions have recognized the importance of temporary signage in supporting essential businesses and thus have suspended temporary sign regulations.

This webinar from Friday, April 10 hosted a panel of experts from jurisdictions as they discussed the steps they've taken in their communities to be a part of the relief efforts by suspending temporary sign restrictions.


  • James Carpentier, International Sign Association
  • Mark White, White & Smith, LLS Planning & Law Group
  • Catherine Lorbeer, Principal Planner, Town of Gilbert
  • Ted Van Vliet, Manager, Sign By-Law Unit, City of Toronto, Canada

Please complete the form below to listen to the webinar recording and to download the presentation slides:

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Questions? Contact ISA's James Carpentier at or 480.773.3756.

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David Hickey, VP Advocacy

David Hickey
VP, Advocacy

James Carpentier, AICP

James Carpentier, AICP
Director, State & Local Goverment

Kenny Peskin

Kenny Peskin
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