Intro to Planning and Zoning Workshops
Spring 2015 Workshops
Thank you to the 277 registrants who made the 2015 Introduction to Planning and Zoning for Local Officials workshops a success. We look forward to offering another round in Spring 2016.
About the Introduction to Planning and Zoning Workshops
The Introduction to Planning and Zoning for Local Officials workshop is a three-hour session 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.
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 $55 per individual if a city or county registers 5 or more officials to attend. The fee covers the workshop instruction, workshop materials, and supper.
The workshop has been pre-approved by the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association and the Iowa League of Cities for credits toward certification.
New board or commission members? Vexing issues? Just in need of some “personalized” assistance? Gary Taylor will conduct a workshop tailored to your community’s needs anytime throughout the year. Contact for costs and scheduling: (515) 290-0214 or email@example.com