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4/7/22 Plan Commissioner Training for the Village of Bartlett

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Trainer Tom Farace, AICP (photo by Phil Green)

After combining their ZBA and Plan Commissions, the newly-formed Planning & Zoning Commission of the Village of Bartlett received APA-IL's Planner Commissioner Training on April 7, 2022. The session was well attended by commissioners, staff, and elected officials alike. Attendees ranged from those who had been in their position for just two months, to over 40 years! Commissioners asked thoughtful questions on appropriate recusals, the use of findings of fact, and shared stories from their own experience.

The session was led by Tom Farace, AICP, Planning & Economic Development Manager of the Village of Carol Stream, and Phil Green, APA-IL Membership Committee Chair and the Transportation & Long-Range Planner for the Village of Hoffman Estates.

Thank you to Roberta Grill, Village of Bartlett, who helped to organize the session.


Save-the-date for the 2022 APA-IL State Conference!

We're excited to be back in Chicago, IL at the Old Post Office, September 28-30, 2022 for our 2022 State Conference. This conference is our once-a-year opportunity for urban planners and allied professionals to learn about the latest trends in Illinois planning and network with their peers.

Each year we host our state conference, we offer the opportunity for plan commissioners to attend an all-day training. This year's all-day Plan Commissioner Training will be held on September 29th. This training is great for commissioners that have and have not been through our evening training. The training is split into a morning of general information, a networking lunch with fellow commissioners and trainers, an afternoon mock hearing to put your knowledge to the test, followed by an evening cocktail hour. Registration will be opening soon.

Want to know how we can customize training for your officials?

Visit the Plan Commissioner Training website and contact the APA-IL Planning Officials Development Officer, Michael Blue, FAICP at

Photo credit: Phil Green, AICP


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