Intro to Planning and Zoning Workshops

March 2nd, 2014

2014 Introduction to Planning and Zoning Workshops 

The dates and locations for the Spring 2014 Planning and Zoning for Local Officials workshops have been set:

March 31, 2014 (Monday)     Okoboji, Arrowwood Resort
April 1, 2014 (Tuesday)        Carroll, Carrollton Inn
April 7, 2014 (Monday)         Decorah, Hotel Winneshiek
April 8, 2014 (Tuesday)        Clear Lake, Best Western Holiday Lodge
April 14, 2014 (Monday)       Cedar Rapids, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
April 21, 2014 (Monday)       Sioux City, Bev’s on the River
April 22, 2014 (Tuesday)      Creston, Supertel Inn and Conference Center

The Introduction to Planning and Zoning for Local Officials workshop is a three-hour workshop designed to introduce the basic principles of land use planning and development management to elected officials, planning and zoning officials, and board of adjustment members without formal training in the subjects.  Using case scenarios in a highly-interactive format, the workshop highlights issues frequently faced in the land use process.

Download a promotional brochure here

The workshop is offered annually in seven or eight locations across the state.  Locations change from year-to-year so that city and county officials are able to attend a location near them at least once every two years.  All workshops begin with registration and a light supper at 5:30 p.m.  The program begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes by 8:45 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per individual.  This fee is reduced to $50 per individual if a city or county registers 5 or more officials to attend.  The fee covers the workshop instruction, workshop materials, and supper.

Register Online

We have moved exclusively to an online registration system for the Planning and Zoning for Local Officials workshops.

Register Online Here

When you register you will have the option to pay by credit card, or to be invoiced via email.

To register online and receive a meal you must register at least one week before the scheduled date of the workshop you wish to attend.  You may register and pay at the door on the day of the workshop if you cannot register by the one-week deadline; however, no meal will be provided.

If you have registered but find you cannot attend you may send a substitute or cancel your registration; however, no refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 3 business days prior to the workshop.  No exceptions!

Contact for Questions

For registration questions please contact:

Registration Services     515-294-6222

For other information about the workshops please contact:

Gary Taylor            515-290-0214
Alan Vandehaar        515-231-6513
Linda Doering        515-294-8707


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