County offers Planning Essentials Workshop in May

Are you someone who deals with planning and zoning issues in your community? Planning Essentials is a one-day workshop designed to introduce new planning commissioners and zoning board of appeals members to their roles and responsibilities, and also for more experienced officials looking to refresh their skills and build upon existing knowledge.

The workshop will be held Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Oakland County Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road., west of Telegraph Road, in Waterford. There is no charge to attend. Register online at

Roles and responsibilities, risk management, the zoning process, and standards for decision-making are among the topics in this comprehensive workshop, presented by the Michigan Association of Planning, a chapter of the American Planning Association and the Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs.

This workshop counts as two classes in the Citizen Planner Program, which will be offered by Oakland County in September and October.

Published: Wed, May 1, 2013