Master Planning: The Critical Role of Elected Leaders and the Planning Commission

APA Michigan Chapter


Friday, September 21, 2018
10:45 a.m. - noon EDT

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The master plan is one of the most important policy documents

developed by a community and elected and appointed officials

play a critical role from start to finish. Understanding the

purpose of the plan and the required and optional contents,

as well as the typical process for developing the plan, will help

local leaders create a truly visionary –and implementable! –

plan. This session includes tips for collaboration between the

planning commission and the city or village council or township

board, and an overview of the plan adoption process. Bring your

local team and learn together!


Adam Young, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Adam Young, AICP is a professional planner with 18 years of planning consulting experience throughout Michigan. He brings particular expertise in long-range planning, zoning code development and administration, recreation planning, and downtown development. Adam currently serves as the consultant planner for Algoma Township, Ash Township, East China Township, the City ... Read More

Chris McLeod

Confirmed Speaker

AICP, City Planner, Sterling Heights

Mark Vanderpool

Confirmed Speaker

City Manager, Sterling Heights

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