What's the secret of successful meetings? Master the rules of procedure and open-meetings requirements with this helpful presentation. Discover ways to make meetings inclusive, welcoming, and productive. Explore the roles of the chair and members of the commission or board. Learn to get what you need from your staff and attorney. And find out how to give presenters the platform they need while ensuring the public has a voice. Like a good meeting, this presentation is efficient, effective, and energized.
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Robert P. Mitchell, FAICP is the Principal of his planning consulting business in Boston MA and a Fellow of AICP. In addition he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning. With over 30 years experience at the state, regional and local levels and non-profit organizations, he specializes in land use issues; comprehensive & strategic planning; innovative zoning tools and techniques; and sustainable development. Additionally he provides training programs to public officials and professionals on land use, ethics, and meeting management topics. He has been the Planning Director for both Burlington VT and Amherst MA and was the former Special Assistant for Sustainable Development for the State of Massachusetts. He is a Council member on the Boston region Metropolitan Area Planning Council. He is co-author of the Guidebook to Massachusetts Land Planning & Zoning.
C. Gregory Dale
Greg Dale is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion. Mr. Dale is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, having been active in the planning profession since 1981. He has managed planning projects throughout the country and has expertise in regional plans, comprehensive plans, growth management plans, land use regulations, citizen outreach programs, planning for historic areas and expert testimony on planning, zoning and land use development issues. Mr. Dale has drafted or assisted with award-winning plans for Charleston County, South Carolina; Beaufort County, South Carolina; Williamson County, Tennessee; Will County, Illinois; City of Franklin, Tennessee; and the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Commission. Mr. Dale drafted an innovative sustainability chapter in the Fredericksburg, Virginia, plan and is a co-author of an update to The Citizen’s Guide to Planning and The Planning Commissioners Guide. He has also managed or assisted with significant planning projects in Bradley County, Tennessee; Henrico County, Virginia; Hanover County, Virginia; Suffolk, Virginia; Beaufort County, South Carolina; Williamson County, Tennessee; and North Las Vegas, Nevada.