Land Use Training and Education Program

Your Role as Planning Commissioner

When and Where:

  • Tuesday, October 17 - Little Falls, Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St. SE
  • Tuesday, October 24 - Eagan, Eagan Room in Eagan City Hall, 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55123

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Check-in begins at 12:30 pm)

Fee: $60

As a Planning Commission member, you contribute hours of unpaid time to your community. Have you discovered that serving in this capacity is a bit more challenging than anticipated? This workshop will focus on what you need to know to be successful in this important position. You'll learn practical tips that can make the difference between results and regrets. Topics include:

  • Keeping the "Big Picture" in mind
  • Setting significant (but realistic) Commission goals
  • Preparing an annual work program
  • Changing non-productive patterns of work
  • Forging healthy relationships with elected officials and staff (Plus... what to do if those relationships are unhealthy!)
  • Ways to facilitate public participation in the planning process
  • Effective tools & techniques (models for planning reports and findings of fact, primer on parliamentary procedure)
  • Handling controversial issues

Audience: Those who have a solid general knowledge of the planning process (1-2 years on the council, board or zoning/planning commission).



Anita Archambeau - For October 17 Workshop in Little Falls

Phil Carlson For October 24 Workshop in Eagan

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