• Feb 28

    Citizen Planner Macomb County Classroom Program 2024

    February 28, 2024 – April 10, 2024 Verkuilen Building, Auditorium Room A/B, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036

    This six-session series covers land use education and training. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

  • Mar 7

    Governing Essentials: Open Meetings Act (Spring Series)

    March 7, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    The Michigan Open Meetings Act furthers government transparency by requiring public boards to provide notice and make decisions in an open public meeting. Participants will learn the requirements of the Act as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Mar 7

    Opening Doors to Attainable Housing

    March 7, 2024 6:00PM – 7:30PM New Buffalo Township Library-33 North Thompson Street, New Buffalo MI 49117

    Many communities in Michigan face challenges meeting their housing needs. This 90-minute program will discuss a wide catalog of proven zoning and policy options that can help increase the amount and variety of housing stock in a community.

  • Mar 12

    Citizen Planner Van Buren County Classroom Program 2024

    March 12, 2024 – April 23, 2024 Van Buren ISD Conference Center, 490 South Paw Paw St, Lawrence, MI 49064

    This six-session series covers land use education and training. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

  • Mar 14

    Fiscally Ready Communities: Budgeting for Fiscal Sustainability

    March 14, 2024 10:00AM – 11:30AM

    This training will provide best practices for local governments' fiscal health including budgeting, long-term planning, dealing with uncertainty, and financial policies and procedures.

  • Mar 14

    Governing Essentials: Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure (Spring Series)

    March 14, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    Parliamentary Procedure based on Roberts’ Rules of Order, is the most widely used parliamentary authority. This session will focus on parliamentary principles, motions, and decorum during meetings. Participants will explore scenarios and practice skills.

  • Mar 21

    Governing Essentials: Components of Extraordinary Governance (Spring Series)

    March 21, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    The Components of Extraordinary Governance draws the best ideas together for a thorough overview of board governance. This session will help your board apply the components to impact in your community.

  • Mar 28

    Short-Term Rental (STR) Policy Options for Michigan Communities

    March 28, 2024 6:30PM – 8:00PM Webinar

    This 90-minute webinar will explore trends and policy tools for communities to consider related to short-term rentals.

  • Apr 11

    Citizen Planner Eastern U.P. Classroom Program 2024

    April 11, 2024 – May 16, 2024 SmartZone, 2345 Meridian St., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

    This six-session series covers land use education and training. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

  • Apr 18

    2024 April MCP Webinar: Overlay Zones for the Lay Planner

    April 18, 2024 6:30PM – 7:30PM Zoom

    This webinar series is designed to offer continuing education for Master Citizen Planners in a convenient online opportunity and is open to all planning and zoning officials.