But before making any commitment, please set aside 15 or 20 minutes to explore our new site -- and then decide if you think you’ll benefit from what we offer. You can browse the site using the menu trees; we’ve also set out a brief “tour” of the site to help you get oriented: http://plannersweb.com/a-5-step-tour-of-the-plannersweb/ . You’ll note that all our past Planning Commissioners Journal content (some 500 articles published between 1991 and 2012) is available for PlannersWeb members to download.

(as an aside, if you’re someone who finds planning history fascinating, we’ve also posted Professor Laurence Gerckens’ complete 26 letter Planning ABC’s -- an exclusive feature to PlannersWeb members: http://plannersweb.com/topics/planning-abcs/ (if you’re not a PlannersWeb member, you can get a flavor for his series by looking through the article excerpts).

One last -- but important -- thing I want to mention.

The two best ways for you to stay in touch with what’s happening on our newly launched PlannersWeb.com site are by joining our PlannersWeb.com / Planning Commissioners Journal Linkedin group and by signing up for PlannersWeb.com email updates (note: you don’t have to be a PlannersWeb member to receive the email updates).

We’ll continue to use our Linkedin group page not just to post announcements, but to ask you for feedback on different things we’re planning (there’s even a question there right now). But the Linkedin group page is also a place where you can start a discussion, post your own questions, or reply to what others are posting.

If you haven’t signed up for our Linkedin group or our PlannersWeb email updates -- or just aren’t sure whether you have -- here are the two links:

1. To join our PlannersWeb/Planning Comm’rs Journal Linkedin group:

2. To receive PlannersWeb.com email updates:

And, so I don’t forget, the link to joining the PlannersWeb as a member is at:

Any questions? Reply to this message and we’ll get back to you.