Being a Planning Commissioner

Illustration by Marc Hughes for PlannersWeb

A Path for Responsible Service

As commissioners we are a diverse group with a multitude of interests. We bring our unique perspective to the table — and this is a good thing, for commissioners are not in place to be rubber stamps for the interests of others.

Grain silos photo by Brent Emery; Flickr creative commons license

Are Your Boards “Territory Folks”?

“Territory folks should stick together, Territory folks should all be pals,” said Rodgers & Hammerstein in Oklahoma. How well do your planning commissioners, city councilors, and other city boards — like Territory folks — stick and work together?