For our partners and stakeholders looking for a complete understanding of the legal foundations of community planning in Virginia, and insight into current planning practices and approaches, this program is for you. Hosted by Virginia Tech as part of its Land Use Education Program, the event includes two training sessions (Sept. 28-29 and Dec. 10-11) and a 10-week self-study component.
The ever-growing and changing legislation that mandates and regulates the operation of planning programs and procedures makes professional training a necessity. The Certified Planning Commissioner program is designed to provide the legal and technical background needed by citizen-planners and decision makers. The program thoroughly covers the law and principles that guide planning practices so the participant can learn and understand both why and how to properly handle the various matters that come before a planning commission.
The deadline to register is Monday, September 14. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. You can learn more — and register — here.