Planning Commissioner Ethics Review

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

You'll learn about:

  • Whats ethical and whats not when it comes to community planning
  • The planning commissions role in setting the standard for ethical decision making
  • Where to find guidance for your commission or board and how to analyze situations that have an ethical dimension

Planning commissioners, officials, and planning staff need to adhere to high standards of ethics in their decision making and daily work. Ethical decision making can help communities avoid costly lawsuits; engage community members in productive dialogue; and establish a standard for fair, open, and reasonable deliberation. While planners look to the AICP Code of Ethics, others can be guided by the ethical principles of planning. Find out what these mean for your community.

Engage in a guided discussion on the types of ethical dilemmas that confront a planning commission, learn how to address these dilemmas, and examine the role of administrative rules and state codes. Share lessons you have learned while serving on boards and commissions. 



W. Shedrick Coleman , SHEDDarchitecture , Savannah , GA (see bio)
Ann Bagley , FAICP , Bagley Associates , Dallas , TX (see bio)