The Community Development Office provides technical assistance and training services to communities through a series of workshops and recorded webinars related to land use planning, economic development, and sustainable community development. 

Planning Commissioner Training

The Community Development Office provides planning refresher trainings to a limited number of municipalities and counties locally by request.  These Planning Refresher sessions provide a general overview for planning commissioners and elected boards; this brief workshop is helpful for both new and long-time officials.  The agenda can be tailored to fit your specific needs, but typically includes the following elements:
  • Planning Authority & Enabling Legislation
  • The Role of the Planning Commission in Relation to Elected Officials and Staff
  • Long Range Planning & Implementation Tools
  • Effective Meetings and the Decision Making Process
  • Legal and Ethical Review (ex parte contacts, conflicts of interest, etc.)
The session usually takes 2 hours depending on the agenda. Please contact Anne Miller with any questions or to request a Planning Refresher workshop in your area.

Economic Development & Downtown Revitalization

See the Main Street Resources page for details. 

Webinars and Trainings

The Community Development Office has a series of recorded webinars on land use and community planning topics.