MSUE Citizen Planner offers webinar-based training to Zoning Administrator Certificate participants

posted on September 30, 2015 10:18am

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LPI’s Mark Wyckoff leading a session during the 2015 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program. (view larger image) LPI’s Mark Wyckoff leading a session during the 2015 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program.

As the MSU Planning & Zoning Center (PZC), a part of the MSU Land Policy Institute, gears up for its 8th annual Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program, it also looks forward to increased partnership with MSU Extension’s (MSUE) Michigan Citizen Planner Program. The Zoning Administrator Certificate training is recommended for all new and current Zoning Administrators, along with private consultants and county planners who consult with local Zoning Administrators. This year, the Training Program will take place in Muskegon at the Shoreline Inn & Conference Center, Feb. 23-25, 2016.

To receive a certificate upon completion of the Zoning Administrator Certificate program, participants must also complete the Michigan Citizen Planner Fundamentals of Planning & Zoning Program as a prerequisite or be AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certified, and successfully pass a multiple choice examination.

For the first time ever, Michigan Citizen Planner is offering a webinar-based Fundamentals of Planning & Zoning Program specifically for participants in the 2016 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program. While there are other valuable opportunities to satisfy the prerequisite, this may be the easiest option ever offered. The Michigan Citizen Planner webinar-based training will take place weekdays 1:30-4 p.m. from Jan. 26-Feb. 3, 2016. Registration for this special program will be available when the Zoning Administrator Training Program registration opens.

Citizen Planner Classroom Program

For those who are unable to take advantage of the special webinar-based program, classroom-based Citizen Planner Programs are available as follows:

During the Michigan Association of Planning’s 2015 Annual Conference

Oct. 7-9, 2015

Renaissance Center, Detroit

 

Citizen Planner: Ingham County

Thursdays: Oct. 15-Dec 3, 2015

MSU Campus, Human Ecology Building, East Lansing

 

Citizen Planner: Calhoun County (more information coming soon)

Thursdays: Mar. 10-May 5, 2016

 

Citizen Planner: Macomb County (more information coming soon)

Beginning in March 2016

More classroom-based programs will be scheduled for Spring 2016.

 

Citizen Planner on the Web

Michigan Citizen Planner is also offering web-based trainings as follows:

 

Citizen Planner on the Web: Macomb County 

Tuesdays: Sept. 29-Nov 10, 2015

Macomb County MSU Extension, Clinton Township

 

Citizen Planner on the Web: Kalamazoo County 

Tuesdays: Sept. 29-Nov 10, 2015

Texas Township Hall, Kalamazoo

 

Citizen Planner on the Web: Cass County 

Tuesdays: Sept. 29-Nov 10, 2015

Cass County MSU Extension, Cassopolis

 

Citizen Planner on the Web: Marquette County 

Tuesdays: Sept. 29-Nov 10, 2015

Marquette County Health Department, Negaunee

 

The Citizen Planner Online Program will be back on the web before Jan. 1, 2016. Check the Michigan Citizen Planner website for updates.

 

Michigan Citizen Planner is administered separately from the Zoning Administrator Certificate Program. Contact Janean Danca, MSUE Michigan Citizen Planner Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (269) 657-8213 with questions.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Schindler, MSU Extension