Zoning Board of Adjustment / Appeals Workshops


The Center for Land Use Education offers zoning board of adjustment/appeals workshops serving multi-county areas of Wisconsin. Workshops are designed for newly appointed zoning board members, veteran zoning board members tackling complex issues, and planning and zoning staff whose job it is to support the zoning board. Workshops may be arranged through your county Cooperative Extension office or directly through the Center for Land Use Education by contacting us at 715-346-3783 or landcenter@uwsp.edu [Note: A copy of the Zoning Board Handbook is available free of charge under the Publications and Resources tab at left.]

Winter 2015

Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals

Thursday, January 29, Town of Winchester Town Hall, Larsen, Winnebago County, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. Please register online by Monday, January 26.

Fall 2014

Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals

Monday, October 20, Marquette County Services Center, Montello, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. Please register online by Wednesday, October 15.


Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals

Monday, September 15, Manitowoc County Office Complex, Manitowoc, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. Please register online by Wednesday, September 10.

Spring 2014

Workshop for Local Planning and Zoning Officials

Tuesday, May 13, Youth and Agriculture Center, Grant County, WI

This workshop is designed for planning and zoning officials. Other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop will help you understand the roles and responsibilities of plan commissions and zoning boards. Please register online by Thursday, May 8.


Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals

Monday, April 14, 2014, Merrill, Lincoln County, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply. Register online by April 10.


Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Crandon, Vilas County, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply. 

 

Winter 2013/2014

Workshop for Local Planning and Zoning Officials

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Turtleback Country Club - Rice Lake, Barron County, WI

This workshop is designed for planning and zoning officials. Other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop will help you understand the roles and responsibilities of plan commissions and zoning boards. (The Feb. 21 workshop at WITC was rescheduled for. Mar. 26 at Turtleback Golf Club. If you can attend the new date, please re-register at the above site.) The workshop presentations are available here.


Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply. 

 
Zoning Workshop for Board of Adjustment/Appeals

Thursday, January 16, 2014, Green Lake Government Center, Green Lake, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply.

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Town of Rome, Adams County, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply.

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Stoughton Opera House, Dane County, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply.

Fall 2013

Joint Plan Commission and Zoning Board Workshop

Monday, October 21, 2013, Solon Springs Community Center, Douglas County, WI

The workshop is designed for plan commission and zoning board members with varying levels of experience. Other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop will help you understand the roles and responsibilies of each of these groups.

Spring 2013

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Dodge County Administration Building, Juneau, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply.

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Thursday, June 27, 2013, La Crosse County Administration Center, La Crosse, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply.

Navigating the Board of Adjustment

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI

This workshop will provide an overview of the decisions made by the zoning board of adjustment/appeals including variances, conditional uses and administrative appeals. An interactive exercise will highlight the processes and legal standards involved in making decisions. New, existing, and aspiring zoning board members are encouraged to attend.

Please note, this workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2013 Wisconsin Lakes Convention. You may register and pay securely online or by filling out the printed registration form. Registration for the pre-conference workshops is just $15 if received by March 19 or $20 thereafter. A late fee of $25 will be assessed beginning April 5.

Winter 2012-13

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, Eau Claire County Courthouse, Eau Claire, WI

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply.

Fall 2012

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Thursday, October 25, 2012, Harrison Town Hall, Menasha, WI, Calumet County

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply.

Spring 2012

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Friday, May 11, 2012, Buffalo County Courthouse, Alma, WI, Buffalo County

This workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the prodecures and legal standards that apply.

Winter 2011-12

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Wednesday, December 14, 2011, Comfort Suites, Green Bay, WI, Brown County

The upcoming workshop in Green Bay is designed for zoning board members with some experience and will have a number of interactive exercises including round table discussions, a mock BOA hearing, a presentation about appeal of zoning board decisions by a County Corporation Counsel, and a presentation about floodplain and shoreland zoning. In addition to zoning board of adjustment and appeals members, zoning staff, plan commission members, realtors, county board members and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend.

Fall 2011

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, Cloverland Town Hall, Eagle River, WI, Vilas County

This workshop is designed for advanced zoning board of adjustment and zoning board of appeals members. Zoning staff, plan commission members, realtors, county board members and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop will provide information about the procedures and legal standards that apply to zoning boards, and leave plenty of time to discuss local issues. The workshop will also feature several interactive exercises including round table discussions, a mock zoning board hearing, and Q&A by a panel of attorneys. 

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, Iron County Courthouse, Hurley, WI, Iron County

This workshop is designed for new zoning board of adjustment and appeals members and those who would like a refresher. Zoning staff, plan commission members, realtors, county board members and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop will provide information about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply.  Plenty of time will also be provided to discuss local issues.  

Summer 2011

 Workshop for Zoning Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Tuesday, June 28, 2011, Village Hall, Poynette, WI, Columbia County

The workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information, especially for new Board of Appeals members, about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. We will be discussing Wisconsin court decisions that impact zoning board decision-making. The workshop will include an interactive exercise and plenty of time to discuss local issues.

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Wednesday, June 1, 2011, UW-Sheboygan, Sheboygan, WI, Sheboygan County

The workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information, especially for new Board of Appeals members, about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply.

Spring 2011

Workshop for Plan Commissions and Zoning Boards
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, Gooseblind, Green Lake, WI, Green Lake County

This workshop is designed for new and continuing plan commission and zoning board members. The workshop is intended to provide information about the roles and responsibilities of local land use officials and Wisconsin court decisions that impact their decision-making. The workshop will include several interactive exercises and plenty of time to discuss local issues.

Winter 2010-11

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Saturday, February 19, 2011, Town of Grand Rapids Fire Station, Grand Rapids, WI, Wood County

The workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information, especially for new Board of Appeals members, about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. We will be discussing Wisconsin court decisions that impact zoning board decision-making. The workshop will include an interactive exercise and plenty of time to discuss local issues.

Zoning Workshop for Boards of Adjustment/Appeals
Monday, December 13, 2010, Summit Village Hall, Oconomowoc, WI, Waukesha County

The workshop is designed for new and continuing zoning board of appeals and adjustment members. Planning and zoning committees, local government staff and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is intended to provide information, especially for new Board of Appeals members, about the decisions made by the zoning board and the procedures and legal standards that apply. We will be discussing Wisconsin court decisions that impact zoning board decision-making. The workshop will include an interactive exercise and plenty of time to discuss local issues.