Demystifying Local Planning

REALTORS® are encouraged to attend one of the three-hour local planning workshops that have been scheduled in several locations.

 




REALTOR® participation in local planning is valued and highly encouraged! REALTORS® have a real insight into the housing market and can contribute valuable information to help our local communities grow responsibly.

The Short Course on Local Planning is a FREE, three-hour workshop conducted by the State Department of Commerce.  The workshop provides an opportunity to renew your understanding of land use topics, learn aboutthe impact of recent court cases, and participate with planning commissioners, city council members, and members of your community.  The courses cover:

 

  • An overview of the complex mix of land use planning laws that work together to support land-use decision-making in Washington state;
  • An introduction to comprehensive planning and plan implementation under the Growth Management Act;
  • A review of the roles in planning and best practices for public participation; and
  • Mandatory training on the Open Public Meetings Act for local government officials.

UPCOMING 2017 SHORT COURSES ON LOCAL PLANNING

All courses are offered at no charge and are open to the public.

  • City of Dupont • March 9, 2017, 6:15-9:15 PM
  • City of Kent • March 30, 2017, 6:15-9:15 PM
  • Yakima County • April 26, 2017, 6:15-9:15 PM
  • Ferry County • June 14, 2017, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Stay tuned!  More courses to be scheduled...

HOW TO REGISTER:
Register at least one week prior to the course, by sending an email with your name, organization and title (if applicable) and the location of the short course you wish to attend to shortcourse@commerce.wa.gov or by leaving the same information at 360.725.3064.

HOST/SCHEDULE:
Please contact Anne Fritzel if you wish to arrange a Short Course for your community.


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    For questions, email:
    Jeanette McKague
    Assistant Director of Land Use/Planning
    Washington REALTORS®




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