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Tue, Apr 30



Chairperson Roundtable

Let the APA-IL help your commissioners or board members acquiring a greater skillset with our first ever Chairperson Roundtable!

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Chairperson Roundtable
Chairperson Roundtable

Time & Location

Apr 30, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT


About the event

Quality decisions by your community’s Plan Commission and Zoning Board depend on strong leadership by the chairperson. The chairperson sets the tone for the meeting, manages public testimony, facilitates discussions, and maintains order. These duties can be daunting, and chairing a meeting is an acquired skill. So let the APA-IL help with acquiring a greater skillset with our first ever Chairperson Roundtable!

Hear from proficient chairs in this virtual setting, who will provide advice and lessons learned from their experiences chairing commissions. The second half of the program will be a Q&A with the panelists, so please bring your questions and have an engaging discussion on the ebb and flow of chairing a commission.

Panelists include:
  • R.C. McBride, Planning Commission Chair, Town of Normal
  • Frank Parisi, Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Chair, Village of Carol Stream
  • Susan Rose, Zoning & Planning Commission Chair, City of Elmhurst
  • Larry Sewell, Planning Commission Chair, City of O’Fallon
Training Faculty will include:
  • Tom Farace, AICP, Village of Carol Stream
  • Scott Hanson, AICP, Crawford, Murphy, Tilly (CMT)
  • Greg Jones, AICP, Partner, Ancel Glink

Who should attend: Current chairs and vice chairs of plan commissions, zoning boards, etc. Commission members and staff liaisons may also attend.

Recording: Live attendance is strongly encouraged. The discussion during the webinar is just as important, if not more important, than the content presented. A recording of the webinar will be accessible through Thinkific after the live session. Live attendees will have access to the recording for 1 month only. The recording will not be sold separately after the event.

Professional Development Credits: N/A - not offered

This event will be held through Thinkific, the APA-IL's online educational platform.

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