Intro to Planning and Zoning Workshops

More information on the Spring 2017 workshops

The dates and locations for the Spring 2017 workshops are:

April 18 – Waterloo – Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial Street
April 24 – Johnston – Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 North Park Drive
May 2 – Dubuque – Hotel Julien, 200 Main Street
May 8 – Fairfield – Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, 200 North Main Street
May 10 – Fort Dodge – Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle
May 15 – Davenport – **River’s Edge – 700 W River Drive   **NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION**
May 16 – Council Bluffs – Hilton Garden Inn – 2702 Mid America Drive

Registration link is here!

All of your watching paid off.  You may now register online here

Brochure is here!

Want to spread the word about these workshops to others in your city or county?  You may download a copy of the brochure hereThis is the current version, with the correct address for the Davenport workshop.

Note that this is not a registration brochure.  We no longer accept mailed-in registrations.  The only way to register is by following the link above.

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, such as the roles and responsibilities of the planning and zoning commission, the board of adjustment, and the elected council and board of supervisors. It also will highlight legal issues frequently faced by local officials, such as variances, special uses, nonconforming uses, spot zoning, hearing procedures, and conflicts of interest.

The workshop is offered annually in multiple 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.

Certification Credits

The workshop has been pre-approved by the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association and the Iowa League of Cities for credits toward certification.

Other matters?

New board or commission members?  We will conduct a workshop tailored to your community’s needs anytime throughout the year.  Contact for costs and scheduling:   (515) 290-0214  or  gtaylor@iastate.edu

 

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