Plan Commission Workshops

The Center for Land Use Education offers plan commission workshops serving single and multi-county areas of Wisconsin. Workshops are designed for newly appointed plan commission members, veteran commissioners tackling complex issues, elected officials, and staff whose job it is to support local commissions.

If you are interested in requesting a workshop in your area, please contact Rebecca Roberts at rroberts@uwsp.edu or 715-346-4322. You may also contact Center for Land Use Education staff at landcenter@uwsp.edu or 715-346-3783.  To view locations of recent workshops by county, click here

 
Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the plan commission in the Plan Commission Handbook.
 

Fall 2018

Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials 
Genesee Town Hall, Waukesha County, WI

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 

These workshops will help you learn more about state laws related to conditional use permits. We will explore new state statutes, the role of local decision-makers, the public hearing process, and what happens when a decision is appealed.  A panel discussion following the presentation will focus on sharing knowledge and experiences to help you become a more effective plan commissioner.

Workshop Brochure   Presentation   Statutes and Decision Form


Workshops for Local Planning & Zoning Officials 

Rochester Village Hall, Rochester, WI

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – Using and Updating the Comprehensive Plan (Presentation)

Thursday, October 23, 2018 – Zoning and Subdivision Regulations (Presentation Conditional Use Form)

These workshops will help you learn more about tools and procedures used by local planning and zoning officials. The first workshop focuses on using and updating the comprehensive plan as a foundation for local land use decision-making. The second workshop concentrates on regulatory tools and procedures, including zoning and subdivision regulations. Local officials may choose to attend one or both workshops using the registration form below.

Workshop Brochure

Registration


Workshops for Local Planning & Zoning Officials 

Middleton Public Library, Middleton, WI

Thursday, August 30, 2018 – Using and Updating the Comprehensive Plan (Presentation  Planning Statutes)

Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Zoning and Subdivision Regulations (Presentation)

These workshops will help you learn more about tools and procedures used by local planning and zoning officials. The first workshop focuses on using and updating the comprehensive plan as a foundation for local land use decision-making. The second workshop concentrates on regulatory tools and procedures, including zoning and subdivision regulations. Local officials may choose to attend one or both workshops using the registration form below.

Workshop Brochure


Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials 

Green Lake County Government Center, Green Lake, WI

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This workshop will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of local government officials involved in planning, zoning, and land use decisions. We will focus on following appropriate legal standards and procedures. 

 

Spring 2018

Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials

Chetek Community Center, Chetek, WI

Thursday, May 31, 2018

This workshop will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of local government officials involved in planning, zoning, and land division review. We will focus on following appropriate legal standards and processes, making impartial decisions, and properly recording decisions. 
 

Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials: Using and Updating the Comprehensive Plan

Portage County Annex, Stevens Point, WI

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This workshop will help you learn more about the comprehensive plan, how to use your plan in decision-making, and options for updating the plan. 

Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials

Kaukauna Town Hall,  Kaukauna, WI

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This workshop will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of local government officials involved in planning, zoning, subdivision and development review. We will focus on conducting effective meetings and hearings, applying appropriate legal standards, and recording decisions. 

Summer 2017

Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials 

Thursday, August 10, 2017, Dodge County Administration Building, Juneau, WI
 

Workshop Brochure

Presentation

 

Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Manawa City Hall, Manawa, WI 
 

This workshop will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of local government officials involved in planning, zoning and land use decision-making.  

 

Presentation 

Workshops for Town Planning & Zoning Officials 

 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Wien Town Hall, Wien, WI 
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Reid Town Hall, Reid, WI 
 
Marathon County recently completed a major update of its comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance. These workshops will provide a brief overview of those changes and help local officials understand their role in making local planning and zoning decisions. Interactive exercises will focus on identifying and applying standards for rezones and conditional uses.   
 
 
 
 

Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials 

Monday, May 22, 2017, Algoma Town Hall, Oshkosh, WI 
 

This workshop will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of local government officials involved in planning, zoning, subdivision and development review. We will focus on conducting effective meetings and hearings, applying appropriate legal standards, and recording decisions.  

 
 
 
 

Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, City Hall Training Room, River Falls, WI 
 
This workshop is designed for new and continuing plan commission members, local government officials, and other interested persons. The workshop will focus on community planning, zoning, subdivision regulations and procedural responsibilities. 
 
Workshop Brochure