Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Events: Planning Commissioners Workshops

In support of local & regional planning, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association are providing workshops for planning commissioners and elected officials across the region. These workshops consist of two ½-day training sessions held on Saturday mornings. Planning Commissioners and Elected Officials are invited to one of the following events:

September 13 and 27, 2008
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Makray Memorial Golf Club
1010 S. Northwest Highway
Barrington, Illinois 60010

September 20 and October 11, 2008
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Berkeley Village Hall
5819 Electric Ave
Berkeley, IL 60163

October 18 and November 8, 2008
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Waubonsee Community College
Academic and Professional Center
Rt. 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Sample topics include:

-Roles and Responsibilities of the Position

-What Your Comprehensive Plan Says About You

-Planning 1-2-3

-Law and Ethics

-Fundamentals of Zoning

-CMAP and the Region

-The Applicant, Your Staff, and You

-Technical Assistance Resources

Registration and continental breakfast start at 8:00 a.m. Registration fee: $80 (covers both sessions). This includes a subscription to APA’s The Commissioner, the Planning 1-2-3 workbook, and a copy of “Now That You’re On Board: How to survive and thrive as a planning commissioner” published by the Planning Commissioners Journal. The maximum capacity is 60 attendees.

RSVP to Jamie Krell at or call (312) 386-8658.

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