Being Effective

Not surprisingly, many of our articles and postings have focused on how planning commissioners can be more effective.

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Different Perspectives

Do you ever try to assess how you and your fellow planning board members look through the eyes of those attending your meetings? Getting feedback can yield valuable insights, and lead to changes in how your commission conducts its business.

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Engaging the Public

As planning commissioners, it is vital that you find meaningful ways to engage the public in the planning process — beyond simply posting notices and advertising public meetings.

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Smart Messages

How we frame our messages to the public is of critical importance in how they’re received, argues planning consultant Dave Stauffer.