What does it take to become a leader on the planning commission and in the community? These articles and postings focus on various aspects of this question.

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Holding Effective Public Meetings

What are the most important things a planning commission or planning staff can do in order to hold an effective public meeting or hearing? Results from our survey.

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

How much of a difference can one planning commissioner make? Quite a bit, as Otis White explains in this story about a county planning commissioner from Oregon.

illustration of man with binoculars viewing city from ladder - different perspectives

Planning Commissioner Perspectives

Planning commissioners from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Utah, and New York offer their perspectives on what makes for an effective planning board, and on the role of the chairperson.