It is once again time for ISU Extension and Outreach Introduction to Planning and Zoning workshops. It 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. The workshop is offered annually in 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. The dates and locations for Spring 2013 are:
March 25 – Council Bluffs, Hilton Garden Inn
March 27 – Fort Dodge, Best Western Starlight Village
April 1 – Davenport, River Music Experience Performance Hall
April 2 – Fairfield, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
April 3 – Waterloo, Waterloo Center for the Arts
April 8 – Dubuque, Grand River Center
April 9 – Johnston, Hilton Garden Inn
Registration brochures will be in the mail in late January. You will also be able to download a registration form from the Intro to Planning and Zoning Workshops page (link to that page is above) at around the same time.
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 $55 per individual. This fee is reduced to $45 per individual if a city or county registers 5 or more officials to attend. The fee covers the workshop instruction, workshop materials, and supper.