Planning and Zoning Board Member Training: Feb 20 at UGA Carl Vinson Institute in Athens

UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute Of Government is offering a Planning and Zoning Board Member Training on Wednesday, February 20 in Athens, Ga.

The training session is designed for appointed planning commissioners, zoning board of appeals and variance board members and other local government review boards, commissions and authorities that make land use decisions and recommendations.

Topics covered in the training:

  • Responsibilities of the planning commission
  • Requirements of the zoning procedures law
  • Comprehensive planning
  • Variances, rezonings, special use permits
  • Growth Trends
  • And more…

Previous participants in this training said:

I have gained very valuable insight and love the instructor’s approach.

This course has given me a lot to think about in how to handle zoning issues.

This training has made a confusing topic much more understandable.


Registration: $95 per person

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Fanning Institute, 1240 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA


For more information and to register, visit

2 Responses to “Planning and Zoning Board Member Training: Feb 20 at UGA Carl Vinson Institute in Athens”

  1. William Miller Says:

    Wish to have 2 people attend training session on the 20th of February 2014. Need application

    • landmatters Says:

      Mr. Miller: We at the Atlanta Regional Commission do not have the application materials on hand, but if you contact the Carl Vinson Institute, they will be able to assist you as they are leading this training session. The contact person is Chrissy Marlowe, and she can be reached at or (706) 542-9528. There is also information regarding online and mail registration (which likely includes the application materials) on the training session webpage, which is Thanks for your interest in this event.

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