Voices of Planning Commissioners

You’ll find great perspectives and advice from the many planning commissioners featured in our articles and postings.

At the Confluence

At the Confluence

Confluence: a place where two rivers or streams join to become one | a situation in which two things come together or happen at the same time.

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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.

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Welcome to the Commission

Advice from six planning commissioners from across the country especially aimed at new planning commissioners. Plus a roundtable discussion moderated by Planning Commissioners Journal editor Wayne Senville.

Being a Planning Commissioner

Being a Planning Commissioner

Asking the right question; evaluating information presented; identifying interests; making no excuses. Lessons from nine years as a member of a local planning and zoning commission.