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Plan Commissioner Training comes to the Village of Itasca on 9/15/22

The Village of Itasca hosted a Plan Commissioner Training seminar on September 14th. Vijay Gadde, AICP, Director of Community Development, welcomed trainers Andy Cross, AICP and Phil Green at the Hyatt conference room where members of the Village’s Plan Commission and Village Board were in attendance. The Commissioners asked great questions, including what type of questions were appropriate during public hearings for development projects. The trainers walked through the relationship of market forces and local zoning, and the importance of relying on the standards when making a recommendation to the Board.

A big thank you to Vijay and Village Planner Mo Khan for organizing the training session!


Plan Commissioner Training available at 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.

The Conference is also an 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.

Trainers will include:

Michael Blue, FAICP, Teska Associates

Tom Farace, AICP, Village of Carol Stream

Greg Jones, AICP Ancel Glink David Silverman, AICP, Ancel Glink


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

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


Photo credit: Andy Cross, AICP


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