Regional Workshops

The remaining workshops have been postponed.  Please contact MAP office for details. 

Planning and Zoning Essentials Workshop

Registration and Networking Lunch:  11 AM to 11:45 AM | Program:  11:45 AM to 4:30 PM

 

Jackson | Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19.  Contact MAP office for details. 

This program is a robust introduction for new planning commissioners and zoning board of appeals members, but also a great refresher for more experienced officials looking to build upon existing knowledge. Public hearing procedures, site plan review, master planning, zoning ordinances, variances, how to determine practical difficulty, and standards for effective decision-making are covered. Light meal provided. 

Member Rate: $105 | Non Member Rate:  $135 |  APA Student Member Rate: $30

Zoning Administration 

Registration and Networking Lunch: 11 AM to 11:45 AM  | Program:  11:45 AM to 4:30 PM

Taylor | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19.  Contact MAP office for details. 

The zoning administrator is responsible for ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of the zoning process and for the public support it receives. Since he or she is often the initial contact with affected property owners, intelligent administration and enforcement conducted with sensitivity to public relations is essential. This program is for zoning administrators in rural, suburban, or urban settings as well as municipal officials, other staff members, or citizens interested in a more complete understanding of all facets of zoning administration. 

3.5 Master Citizen Planner Credits. 3.5 AICP CM Credits.  Light meal provided.

Member Rate:  $115 | Non Member Rate:  $145  |  APA Student Member Rate: $30   

 

Site Plan Review 

Registration and Networking Dinner: 5 PM to 5:30 PM  | Program:  5:30 PM to 9 PM 

Taylor | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 -  Postponed due to COVID-19.  Contact MAP office for details. 

This program will demonstrate the site plan review and approval process and provide practical tools and techniques on how to read a site plan. You’ll discuss site design principles, such as pedestrian and traffic considerations, lighting, utilities, ADA compliance, inspections, and landscaping. Participants in this hands-on workshop receive an engineering scale, turning template, and a sample site plan to evaluate. 

3.5 Master Citizen Planner Credits.  Light meal provided.

Member Rate:  $115 | Non Member Rate:  $150  |  APA Student Member Rate: $30   

 

Clean Energy Planning

Registration and Networking Dinner: 5 PM to 5:30 PM | Program:  5:30 PM to 8 PM

Jackson | Thursday, March 19, 2020 Postponed due to COVID-19.  Contact MAP office for details. 

This workshop explores why planners--especially those in rural communities--need to consider renewable energy in their planning and zoning, and provide practical tools for doing so.  Local appointed and elected officials will learn how the market for renewables is changing and the opportunities that may exist in all environments (urban, suburban and rural).  Communities that have large parcels of open land (250+ acres), who are considering wind and solar farms will find this workshop particularly valuable.  

2.5 AICP CM Credits.  2.5 Master Citizen Planner Credits.  Light meal provided.

Member Rate:  $100 | Non Member Rate:  $130  |  APA Student Member Rate: $30   

Can't find exactly what you are looking for?  On site workshops can be scheduled in your community anytime.  Click here for more information on scheduling one in your community today!