Michigan Citizen Planner Program: St. Joseph County - Class 1
March 22, 2017 6 - 9 p.m.
The first session wiIl be: Introduction to Planning and Zoning - Smart Growth and the New Economy, Conflict of Interest and Planning Resources. It will be held on Wed., March 22, 2017 at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library in White Pigeon, MI. Registration is currently open. The last date for online registration is March 15, 2017.
Michigan Citizen Planner offers land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials. The Citizen Planner program is a seven-session series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSUE. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.
The simple truth is that communities need to change the way they do community planning. Local officials have a responsibility to help their communities manage the impacts of economic change and be part of the solutions to challenges and issues their communities face. Local communities that proactively plan to succeed in the New Economy can improve their quality of life and lead Michigan’s recovery and transformation. Michigan Citizen Planner empowers local officials to shape the future of their communities by providing them with the tools and education they need to lead. Participants may also choose to continue on with the program and earn the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential by completing the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, an exam, and a capstone presentation. Master Citizen Planners receive course discounts, exclusive training opportunities and other incentives.
The St. Joseph County Citizen Planner classroom program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning March 22, 2017, with class dates of March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3. Classes will be held at the Southwest MI Construction Code Essential Standards Library, 68596 Thomas Road, White Pigeon, MI 49099. The Citizen Planner program is $295 per participant with discounts offered for groups beginning with 4 participants.
For more information and registration, please take a look at the event summary.