NOTICE: On recommendations from Iowa State University, to reduce risks presented by Covid-19 we will be limiting all P & Z workshops to a maximum 25 attendees. We are exploring options for a remote session and will post an update here when we have more information.
As land use issues and the techniques used to address them become more complex, it is critical that local officials and community leaders understand the local planning and zoning process.
Introduction to Planning and Zoning for Local Officials 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.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development offers the workshop 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 2020 dates and locations are:
- March 3: Iowa City
- March 5: Clear Lake
- March 10: Sioux City
- March 24: Ankeny
- March 26: Okoboji
- April 7: Carroll
- April 14: Decorah
- April 21: Oskaloosa
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. (NOTE: The workshop in Oskaloosa will begin at 4:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:45 p.m.) The registration fee is $65 per individual. This fee is reduced to $55 per individual if a city or county registers five or more officials to attend. The fee covers the workshop instruction, workshop materials, and supper.
To register, visit the Introduction to Planning and Zoning Workshops page and click on the link to register. Click here to download the 2020 brochure.
If you have questions regarding registration, contact ISU Registration Services at 515-294-6222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the workshop should be directed to Eric Christianson at 515-231-6513 or email@example.com.